Live Art and the Displaced

Ongoing Project

LADA works on initiatives relating to Live Art and the displaced, including curatorial projects, programming partnerships with other organisations, publications, opportunities and resources. The following summary includes links to more information on each initiative.



Restock, Rethink, Reflect Four: on Live Art and Privilege

Elena Marchevska undertook a residency, in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts, exploring Live Art practices and methodologies in relation to the displaced.


Study Room Guide & Toolkit

Free print and online resources by Elena Marchevska: a Study Room Guide looking at a range of projects and resources and a Toolkit for itinerant artists, for those on the move, for those who are still and for those who can’t travel.


Diverse Actions Leadership Bursary recipient: Joon Lynn Goh

Exploring the potential of experimental citizenship, inspired by migrant-led initiatives that are claiming and performing rights, relationships and resources that disavow victimhood and charity. 


Performing Borders

A free Study Room Guide on physical and conceptual borders within Live Art, created and devised by Alessandra Cianetti.


The Library of Performing Rights

A collection of resources and related events programme, examining the intersections between performance and Human Rights; including Call for Proposals for artist commission.


DIY artists’ workshops

LADA’s annual UK-wide professional development programme includes initiatives addressing issues relating to the displaced.



A week-long progamme of events in response to global demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human displacement, with Counterpoints Arts.


Live Art UK

Many of the organisational members of the Live Art UK network develop and support Live Art by, for, and with displaced artists and audiences.



LADA’s Unbound shop includes a selection of titles relating to Live Art and displacement. 


Other organisations working in these areas include but are not limited to Counterpoints Arts and Sacred: Homelands Festival.

Part of Live Art and the Displaced