In our research on live art, we make, programme, and analyze it; we document and analyze its current work and past; and we cultivate its future artists, networks, audiences, and training opportunities.
We are especially concerned to enhance live art’s engagement with social issues such as human rights, and to enhance the aesthetic qualities of socially engaged applied performance.
- Making: Live art is made by Bardsley, O'Brien and Weaver (including with Split Britches)
- Analysis: Our work addresses live art’s histories including the work of major artists and companies (Harvie, Johnson, Silverstone)
- Programming live art and cultivating live arts makers and audiences: We have programmed live art and cultivated its audiences plus the work of its early and mid-career artists in festivals such as Air Project (2010-11) and Peopling the Palace (2013-present)
- Supporting live artists and live arts organizations: Drama staff are directors or trustees of Live Art Development Agency (Johnson), with whom Drama signed a Memorandum of Understanding; Home Live Art ( McAvinchey) and Bobby Baker’s Daily Life Ltd (Harvie).