OPEN sign outside the Peter Scott Gallery

OPEN 27 April - 30 May 2015

Live at LICA is turning its gallery into a social space complete with café bar to explore the question – what is a 21st century art centre? [Overview of OPEN]

Saturday 16 May: 12 noon - 7.30pm

We invite you to attend discussions involving artists, academics and industry professionals about networks. [Details]

Saturday 16 May: 8 - 11pm

Try something new on a Saturday night and join our Algorave with Norah Lorway, Shelly Knotts and Mark Pilkington. [Details]


What is a 21st century art centre?

It’s a question we feel is fundamental to the culture industry right now and will be at the core of OPEN, our annual season that presents and discusses ideas for the future with our communities, artists and peers. Join us for debates, talks, presentations and food and drink from 27 April - 30 May

A full schedule will be announced soon.  Each week will be themed

27-20 April
Towards a 21st Century Arts Centre

5-8 May
21st Century Artists

11-16 May
Art Centre/Network Centre

18-23 May
Art Centre/Your Centre

Our cafe/bar will relocate to the gallery throughout OPEN.  Join us for a cuppa from 10am-5pm (open late during scheduled events).  Plus, our Supporters will still be entitled to a free cuppa!

Saturday 23 May

Join us for our OPEN community day where we'll have performances, talks, art activites and a picnic for the whole family.  Details to be announced soon!

For the second year running, we are offering three micro-bursaries to artists. The bursaries are designed to provide artists with a creative and critical forum to discuss new ideas for making work. [Details]

An archive of our OPEN events from 2014 can be found here. [Details}