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Call for Proposals: The Garrett Centre Commission, UK

Call for Proposals: The Garrett Centre Commission, UK


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The Garrett Centre Commission

The Live Art Development Agency (LADA) is inviting proposals from artists for a new project that will respond to the physical, cultural and social context of LADA’s new base in The Garrett Centre, Mansford Street, East London.

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 Commission
To support LADA’s relocation to a new neighbourhood and this new phase for their work, they are inviting proposals from artists for a project that will explore and test ideas for new ways of working within/around their new premises, and new ways of engaging with local publics and partners.

The commissioned project can take any form. It might be a series of site specific performances/actions/interventions in, or within the vicinity of, the new space; it might be a street fair; it might be a participatory project with local individuals or groups; it might be a collaboration with a neighbourhood organisation; it might be a series of guest lectures or screenings; it might be a new, shareable resource or publication; it might be a lunch or supper or book club.

While LADA are interested in publications, they do encourage ideas that will contribute to the programme’s engagement objectives and not creating something that will simply sit on a shelf.

Likewise, while LADA welcome new iterations of existing projects, they strongly encourage applicants to demonstrate a clear link to their new space, its local area, and/or local organisations and residents.

All aspects of the creation, production and presentation of the project, including collaborators’ fees and all taxes/expenses, must be included within the commission award of £2,500.

The commissioned work should be realised by July 2018 at the latest.


  • To be eligible for the commission, applicants should identify as working with/within Live Art – more information 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 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 Garrett Centre Commission is supported through LADA’s contribution to the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP), an EU-funded research project looking at collaborative practices within socially engaged contexts.

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