DIY16 - Call for Participants
DIY16 is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists, for artists.
“Nothing I’ve ever done or will ever do again will compare to these two days. It’s over for me now. This opened me up to what a workshop could be” – Participant, Katherine Araniello and Teresa Albor’s How the Fuck..?, DIY15
“If DIY were a school for artists, I would look forward to going every day.” – Participant, Nando Messias’ Art & the Self: What did Narcissus see?, DIY15
24 DIY projects for both emergent and experienced practitioners will take place across the UK between July and November. Together, these opportunities represent a huge variety of subjects and approaches, including (but not limited to) ghosting, performance training for introverts, coding, sweating, afrofuturism, Pinocchio and trans identities, ritual remembering for womxn of colour, androgyny, performance writing, and awe-making
The DIY lead artists self determine and run their own projects, which includes defining the participants’ application and selection process. If you have any questions about a DIY project, please follow the contact link at the bottom of each DIY project page.
The initial deadline for applications was Thursday 20 June 2019 however we have a select few DIY's with extended deadlines below
You may apply to as many as you wish, all DIY projects are free to participate in and some expenses may be covered where possible.
More about DIY16 and our range of national partners
Applications for all DIYs are now closed:
A four-day residential workshop for artists of Colour to explore silence and revitalise their creativity
A playfully theatrical DIY for trans, intersex, non-binary and genderqueer artists exploring notions of realness through the desires of a wooden puppet to be “a real boy”
A two-day workshop on the art of sharing in collaborative encounters for artists in the North West
A weekend of intercultural grocery shopping, culinary adventures and sharing stories about ingredients, journeys, migration, nationality and material culture
Pack your cases, ready to embark on a Dark Romance of the ageing self, Exploring, releasing and adoring the inner GILF
Bringing visually impaired queers and drag performers together to share skills and fuck shit up
What’dya get when you cross: Tina Turner, Mary Wollstonecraft and The Virgin Mary? A Proud Mary! The triple-decker-mother of workshops!
Parading for the right to be unfixed, letting surfaces slip and slide, transgressing horizons, bodies, identities and worlds
A residential workshop for multi-racial performance people on an island in the English Channel
A two-day experiment at performance production by shy people and performance writing by bad spellers
Learn to build and program wearable sensors for use in sound based live art
A (dis)embodied haunting of institutional space: uncertainty, bad feeling, and the histories we’d rather forget
A weekend of dance and discussion for anyone interested in thinking about gender through dancing
Daring to curse. Blessing when the world is ending
Writing down and getting someone else to perform performances that can not or should not be written down and given to someone else to perform
Un-straightening, leaking and oozing towards queer entanglement, through an embodied practice of sweating
Creating a connection practice based on karaoke and daydreaming and oversharing and shared chips
3 day immersive workshop, exploring the body, ancestral memory and the land. To liberate creative actions towards a Decolonised Future.
Reimagining Scale, Ambition and Access for Monsters in Performance, through the lens of Feminist Sci-Fi: A space for freaks, weirdos, difficult bitches, witches, aliens and polyspecied monsters to imagine their work on a large scale
Exploring artist responses to Jewishness and antisemitism by spending Shabbat (the Jewish day of rest) together.
Creating a revolutionary vanguard that will develop and present a new economy of government; COMMUCRACY
Are you feeling fed up and pissed off?
Are you confused and overwhelmed?
Are you isolated and unfulfilled?
Are you ready to welcome ART into your life?
THE CULT WELCOMES YOU.
Where Afrofuturism and self-pampering meet.
Between climate breakdown, austerity and Brexit, the UK is facing its greatest political crisis in decades. What place is there for artists within the UK’s political institutions?