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The Library of Performing Rights 2017/18 Commission
Call for proposals for a new commissioned performance based work responding to The Library of Performing Rights.
The Live Art Development Agency (LADA), the artist Lois Weaver, the artist and researcher Elena Marchevska of South Bank University, and the Study Room In Exile in Liverpool are inviting proposals for a new performative or performance-based work that will respond to The Library of Performing Rights (LPR), and generate new resources for the benefit of artists, activists and academics working in the fields of human rights, social and environmental justice.
The commission should be realised between January and July 2018.
The commission award is £2,500 (inclusive of fees, taxes, travel/accommodation, and production expenses).
Submission deadline: 20th November 2017
The successful proposal will consider all three of these elements.
1. Live performance/performative presentation
A new live performance or performative presentation that in some way responds to the concept and content of The Library of Performing Rights, and that advances approaches to, understandings of, and practices related to issues of human rights, social and environmental justice.
In 2017/18, the first year of the new LPR Commissions, the commission will also form part of LADA’s current Restock, Rethink, Reflect 4 programme on Live Art and Privilege, and we particularly encourage proposals that address issues of cultural privilege, class and/or under-representation.
The commissioned work can take any form (performance, performance-installation, public intervention or action, illustrated presentation) and may involve collaborations with other artists and/or activists.
All aspects of the creation, production and presentation of the work, including collaborators’ fees and all taxes/expenses, must be included within the commission award of £2,500.
The commissioned work will be presented in/at/near LADA’s new space in Mansford Street, East London by July 2018 at the latest.
2. The generation of an item to be included in the LPR
The commission will generate a new item for the LPR, either through documentation of the performance or presentation or through the creation of an object or publication as part of the commissioned work.
3. The dispersal of ideas or knowledge
The commission should have the capacity for knowledge exchange in ways that will benefit artists, activists and academics working in the fields of human rights, social and environmental justice. This may happen through live actions/interventions/events, print, online, or by other means. The Study Room in Exile in Liverpool will be a radical repository or receptacle for the dispersed resource and we welcome commission proposals which suggest other key repositories.
One, or all, of the three elements of the commission (above) will be presented or profiled at the annual LPR Open Days in London and Liverpool (dates tbc). The £2,500 commission award is inclusive of travel and accommodation costs for those London and Liverpool Open Days.
- To be eligible for the LPR commissions artists should identify as working with/within Live Art. For more information, see here.
- Applicants can be resident anywhere in the UK, but must have been based in the UK for a minimum of five years, and have been practicing professionally within the arts for a minimum of five years.
- If you are unsure about your eligibility please call LADA to discuss it in advance.
The Library of Performing Rights 2017/18 Commission is supported by South Bank University, the Study Room in Exile, and through LADA’s contribution to the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP), an EU-funded research project looking at collaborative practices within socially engaged contexts.