DIY16: 2019 – Call for Proposals

Are you an artist looking for some professional development? 

We have partnered with LADA (Live Art Development Agency) to invite artist proposals for DIY workshops as part of DIY16: 2019. It’s professional development projects by artists for artists.

Selected projects will take place between June and November 2019.

LADA plan to support 25 DIYs in 2019 with project awards of £1,600 each.

LADA have increased the DIY budget to £1,600 to include a £100 minimum allocation for participant expenses.


Please read the DIY guidelines/FAQs carefully before submitting your proposal. To apply – head here and complete the online application form.

Want to know more about DIY?

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual research, training and professional development projects for themselves and other artists.

DIY understands that the development of a Live Art practice is as much about the exploration of ideas, methodologies and experiences as training in skills and techniques, and past DIY projects have proved to be invaluable experiences for project leaders, participants and partner organisers alike.

DIY is all about creating spaces to explore new ideas and test new methodologies. We want to hear from you if have an idea for an exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development project that offers something different and is geared to the eclectic and often unusual needs of artists whose practices are grounded in challenging and unconventional approaches, forms and concepts.

We particularly welcome proposals led by or addressing underrepresented artists, practices, and territories.