Live Art UK is a network of 27 venues, promoters and facilitators who collectively represent a range of practices and are concerned with all aspects of the development and promotion of the Live Art sector. The network aims to be a representative voice for Live Art practices and initiatives in the UK.
LAUK:Listen - Episode 2 (Live Art in Yorkshire)
Episode two of the Live Art UK podcast is about Yorkshire: in particular the different working environments for artists and organisations in cities like Sheffield and Leeds, but also in smaller towns like Scarborough, out by the sea.
In it, we talk to Terry O’Connor from Forced Entertainment, who reflects on changes in Sheffield since they arrived there in 1984; Jess Sweet and Adam Young of Live Art Bistro, on creating a home for the Live Art community in Leeds; Annie Lloyd and Peter Reed from Compass Live Art, on the way their organisation grows and contracts between biennial festivals; and Jade Montserrat, an artist living and working in Scarborough, on how her town could take better advantage of its empty shops and venues.
LAUK:Listen - Episode 1 (On Festivals)
Episode one of the Live Art UK podcast is about festivals: Live Art festivals, Live Art within festivals, and how artist-led initiatives are reshaping festival economics.
In it, we talk to Andy Field, Co-Director of Forest Fringe, on ten years as a radical alternative to the Edinburgh milieu; Brian Lobel, founder of The Sick Of The Fringe, on making creative links within a broader programme; Lois Keidan, Co-Director of the Live Art Development Agency, on how performance festivals have grown and multiplied over 30+ years; Clive Lyttle, Director of Certain Blacks, on festivals’ ability to showcase underrepresented artists and artforms; Aaron Wright, Artistic Director of Fierce, on the potential of Live Art to bridge the underground and mainstream; and Rosana Cade, Co-Director of Buzzcut, on their evolving relationship with the artistic community in Glasgow.
Image: In Between Time 13 (Oliver Rudkin)