Programming Policy

Live at LICA programming team. Richard Smith (Curator), Alice Booth (Creative Producer), Jamie Eastman (Director)

Our public event programmes are put together by a team of art-form specialists (see Contacts) who work together to ensure a rich, diverse and varied programme of public performances, exhibitions, projects and events.

The focus is increasingly on new work, contemporary practice, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. Alongside our core public programmes in music, theatre, dance, live art, visual and digital art, we also support a range of outdoor, site-specific and public realm arts activity. The research and development of this work takes place through our Curate the Campus initiative.

Does Live at LICA accept proposals for its display & performance spaces & other work?

Yes, you can submit a proposal by post or by email to Live at LICA

What information do I need to include in my proposal?

The points below are not exhaustive, but will help to give us a clear understanding of your proposal and how we can get in touch.

  • Your name and contact details
  • A brief introduction to your practice with biography/curriculum vitae
  • A brief description of what you propose for Live at LICA
  • Examples of work – good quality visual reproductions or equivalent for your practice – these examples can be provided digitally. Please ensure your name, title of the work, media and dimensions are clearly marked as appropriate.

Please address any post to the relevant programmer via:
Live at LICA
Lancaster University, Lancaster. LA1 4YW 

Jamie Eastman (Theatre / Dance)
01524 593431 

Fiona Sinclair (Music)
01524 593096 

Richard Smith (Exhibitions / Gallery)
01524 592229 

Alice Booth (Artist Support, Participation, Education)
01524 592994 

Please note

If e-mailed, your proposal should not exceed 5mb otherwise we may not be able to view it.

Live at LICA does not acknowledge the receipt of proposals. Once reviewed by the programming team, the sender of proposals we are able to take forward will be contacted. Due to the high number of proposals we receive we will not be able to respond to every sender.

Live at LICA cannot take responsibility for any damage sustained to proposals and their contents; please do not send original artworks or unique documents. If you wish your materials to be returned please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.  

When will I know if my proposal has been successful?

Live at LICA receives many requests from artists to present their work. Your proposal will be discussed at a programming meeting so it is given full consideration. If your proposal has been successful you will be contacted by a member of the programming team. If you have not received a response within three months of sending your proposal you should consider it unsuccessful on that occasion; please be aware that we are not able to support all the proposals we receive.

Hiring our venues

Alternatively you may wish to book one of our venues for your own event. If so, please visit our venue hires section.