Artist Support

There are plenty of opportunities for early to mid-career artists across disciplines at Live at LICA. 

Our provision ranges from organised activity, such as workshops, summer schools, work-shares, networking and research and development residencies, to much more bespoke support: we offer advice, mentoring, career and project development, as well as setting artists structured challenges.  We are also uniquely placed to broker relationships with areas of academic research, not always in the arts, and to host the development of public realm work across campus and into the city (also see ‘participation’). Our aim to is create contexts for artists to gain and share skills and explore new, challenging ideas.  Some examples of past artist support is highlighted below, as well as current activity.  

[-] Current

OPEN: Micro bursaries

As part of our forthcoming event OPEN Live at LICA are offering three micro bursaries to North West-based artists who either make or are interested in making performance.

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Summer School 2014

In August 2014, Hetain Patel invites participants to engage in an intensive summer school exploring movement, performance and film. 

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DIY 11: 2014

Professional development projects BY artists FOR artists across the UK, Live At LICA with LADA. The call for proposals is now open. Deadline noon, Tuesday April 29th.

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[-] Archive

Live at LICA & Ludus: Dance Cuts 2013

Live at LICA and Ludus Dance, with special guest company Candoco, present our biannual celebration of new dance from the region.

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Candoco Dance: Artists Summer School 2013

Our International Artists Summer School is led by the internationally renowned dance company Candoco in August 2013.

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Live at LICA Supported Artists: Mel Brimfield

Mel Brimfield's diverse art practice takes a romp through the vexed history of performance art.

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Live at LICA Supported Artists: Invisible Flock

Invisible Flock make installations, games, live performances and events, often using hidden technology.

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DIY9: Call for Participants

DIY 9 is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists for artists.

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Summer School 2012: imitating the dog

imitating the dog (itd) invite participants to engage in a five-day intensive summer school in August 2012.

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Making Frames

Making Frames gave three artists the time and space to experiment with digital screen-based technology, using the University’s PDNET network to create sited and mobile artworks. 

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An Exquisite Corpse for 2012

In a continuation of our programming and curatorial experiments we now launch a new year-long experiment: An Exquisite Corpse for 2012.

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SYMPOSIUM: Getting It Out There

A one-day symposium for those making, presenting and supporting performance, contemporary theatre and live art in England.

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Roger Hill: ARTIST WORKSHOP

Roger Hill is running an artist’s workshop exploring place and the built environment in a context of relentless economic change.

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Turn 2012 - Call for Proposals

North West dancers and dance-makers (aged 18+) are invited to submit proposals of short pieces of work, works in progress or extracts of longer works.

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WORKSHOP: Devising Dance & Physical Performance

Ideal for those studying theatre, dance or performing arts. (Key Stage 4 and beyond)

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WORKSHOP: Devising for Theatre

Creative Workshops for Schools (KS4 & KS5) led by Reckless Sleepers

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DIY with Live at LICA: past projects

Past DIY Artist Development projects FOR artists LED by artists, taking place with the support of Live at LICA.  

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Ockham's Razor: Summer School

Ockham's Razor present a unique opportunity to experience the devising process of their new show.

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Tour Producing: Cupola Bobber (2010)

For the second time, the Nuffield Theatre produced a UK tour for our 2007/2008 International Fellows, Cupola Bobber, with their new piece, Way Out West, the Sea Whispered Me.

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Tour Producing: Cupola Bobber (2008)

For the first time, the Nuffield Theatre produced a UK tour for our 2007/2008 International Fellows.

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Time and Space: Kazuko Hohki

In 2005 and 2006, the Nuffield received £10,000 in funding from Arts Council England for the Time and Space project which allows experimental artists with a proven track record the time to develop new work within the Higher Education system.

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The Sunday Lunch Club

In 2008, Peter S Petralia was awarded a bursary from New Work Network (NWN) and Nuffield Theatre Lancaster as part of NWN’s Activator Bursary Scheme.

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Talking Birds Summer School: Theatre Spectres

Talking Birds ran a 5-day
intensive school in Morecambe's highly charged Winter Gardens.

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Summer School 2010: Ghosting Lancaster

Sunday 1st August – Friday 6th August

 Presented by Nuffield Theatre Lancaster and taking place at the Storey Creative Industries Centre and in the streets of Lancaster

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Rules and Regs and Nuff Said III

5 NW based artists/companies - Levantes Dance, Neil Callaghan, Simon Bowes, Simone Kenyon and Christine Entwisle - were challenged to create new works in response to a set of rules set by Nuffield curators Matt Fenton and Alice Booth.

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Reckless Sleepers Summer School

In summer 2005, Mole Wetherell, Artistic Director of Reckless Sleepers, led a two-week summer school for emerging artists.

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Proto-type Company Mentoring Scheme

We're delighted to be supporting a new initiative by Proto-type Theater that will offer mentoring, office space and support to an emerging Lancashire-based theatre/live art company.

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Practice Reflected

Practice Reflected provides an opportunity for artists to reflect formally on their practice, often for the first time in an academic/artistic context, and to invite responses from other practitioners, writers, critics and academics.

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Nuffield New Works Programme

Nuffield New Works is a commissioning programme supporting the research, development and dissemination of new theatre and dance practice.

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Masterclass programme

For the last three years, the Nuffield has run a professional development programme as a way of unlocking the extensive range of experience running through the theatre each season.

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Making Time

Inspired by the work of artist Tehching Hsieh, we are working with a pair of artists for one year to explore the idea of time. 

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Making Space

Making Space was the second in a series of Nuffield Theatre bursary schemes for artists based in the North West.

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LANWest

LANWest came about in 2003 as an informal gathering of regional promoters and producers with an interest in live art and contemporary performance.

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Making Money & Nuff Said II

In Winter 2005 the Nuffield made 5 ‘Making Money’ bursaries to individual artists (from 57 applications) for the research and development of new work.

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International Artists Fellows

Cupola Bobber are the Chicago based experimental theatre duo Tyler Myers and Stephen Fiehn.

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Goat Island International Summer School

In August 2006, our summer school was led by Chicago-based company Goat Island.

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In Time: A Collection of Live Art Case Studies

The Nuffield Theatre are delighted to be new members of the Live Art UK network.

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Emerging Artists and Nuff Said I

This event, in Feb 2005, focused on bridging the gap between training and the profession for emerging artists.

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Artists Peer Network Lancashire

Between December 2006 and February 2007, Alice Booth, Projects and Artist Support Officer, facilitated a Peer to Peer Network, which was part of the Be Creative Project, Lancaster University. 

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Dance Cuts

Dance Cuts was a dance platform with workshops and panels.

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Cupola Bobber Summer School 2008

Our 3rd annual International Artists Summer School took place at Lanternhouse International, Ulverston in July 2008.

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All Maps Welcome

All Maps Welcome took place in the summer of 2007. 

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