Live at LICA projects include research platforms, participatory opportunities and offers of artist support. Check this page regularly for updates

Current Projects:

OPEN 2015: Call for ideas

OPEN sign outside the Peter Scott Gallery

For the second year running, as part of our forthcoming OPEN season, Live At LICA is offering three micro-bursaries to artists interested in joining us to discuss their ideas.

DIY 12: 2015. Call for Proposals

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.

Archived Projects:

Literature competition

Live at LICA and LitFest are seeking entries from budding writers to celebrate the Museum of Water exhibition in the gallery at The Storey 6-8 & 20-22 February 2015.

Clod Ensemble: Workshop

Drawing on French theatre teacher Jacques Lecoq’s ideas about physicality - this workshop will touch on illustrative movement, character, and genre as well as the role that music has to play in illuminating a narrative.

Photography Competition

Currently seeking photographic entries by Lancaster and Morecambe residents to celebrate the opening of the Museum of Water exhibition in the gallery at The Storey 6-8 & 20-22 February 2015. 

Lead Artist(s) required for Early Years Performance

Lead Artist(s) required for Early Years Outreach Co-commission for Big Imaginations. Closing Date: 26 January 2015.

Live at LICA - Festive Card Competition

Live at LICA invite all our students, staff, supporters and patrons to embrace their artistic side this November and enter our Festive Card Competition.

DEADLINE: Friday 5 December, 12noon

The Nuffield Creative Bursary

Live At LICA is launching The Nuffield Creative Bursary a new practice-based initiative offering artists, the opportunity to undertake a supported residency in the Nuffield theatre. Apply by 1st December. 

Horizontal Collaboration: Casting Call

Live At LICA are currently casting male and female actors, 35+, all ethnicities, for their production of David Leddy’s play Horizontal Collaboration, at the Dukes on 24th October

Apply by 12noon, Friday 10th October 2014 by sending expression of interest/short C.V. to

Drunken Nights: Call for artists

An exciting series of live events and development opportunities, supporting early career artists to create new performance work for pubs.

Deadline for applications 20th October 2014

Candoco Dance Company - Workshop

Friday 28 November, 2-5pm

Join Candoco dancers who will be leading a workshop for disabled and non-disabled dancers.

Steal this workshop! Sharing

Following a 2 day workshop, DIY artists host a small sharing from 6 p.m. at Live At LICA on Sunday 24th August

The Nine O'Clock News: Call for artists

A unique opportunity for artists to create a bespoke, never before seen evening of performance with Daniel Bye. Deadline 1st September. 


Interactions is an artist development project led by a group of 5 experienced artists who make socially-engaged performance work and are based across the North West and in Yorkshire.

Jonathan Coleman

Artist Jonathan Coleman is currently developing his début solo performance at Live At LICA

DIY 11: 2014 Call for participants

Andy Field: STEAL THIS WORKSHOP! A practical experiment in flagrant plagiarism.

OPEN: Bursary recipients

The OPEN micro-bursary award winners are Annie Harrisson, Nathan Birkinshaw and Gareth Cutter

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.

Summer School 2014

From 4th-8th August, Hetain Patel invites participants to engage in an intensive summer school exploring movement, performance and film. 

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.

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.

Candoco Dance: Artists Summer School 2013

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

Live at LICA Supported Artists: Mel Brimfield

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

Live at LICA Supported Artists: Invisible Flock

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

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.

Summer School 2012: imitating the dog

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

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. 

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.

SYMPOSIUM: Getting It Out There

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


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

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.

WORKSHOP: Devising Dance & Physical Performance

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

WORKSHOP: Devising for Theatre

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

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.  

Talking Birds Summer School: Theatre Spectres

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

All Maps Welcome

All Maps Welcome took place in the summer of 2007.