LADA + Ideas Test: DIY 2020 – Call for Proposals


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, LADA is extending the DIY 2020 deadline by two weeks, with the new deadline of 12 pm (Midday), Thursday 9th April 2020.

#DIY2020 is now LIVE!

LADA and 13 arts organisations, including Ideas Test, want proposals for 24 workshops.

These will take place all over the UK between July and November 2020 and be supported with awards of £1,600 each.

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

We particularly welcome proposals led by or addressing underrepresented artists, practices, and territories.


The deadline is Thursday 9th April 2020 at 12 pm (Midday)

More info and how to apply:


About LADA

LADA stands for Live Art Development Agency.

It’s an organisation that works with artists who make ‘Live Art’ – art that is made, created, or performed ‘live’.

They are based in Bethnal Green in London.


Image credit: From DIY 2019: ‘To The Ritual Knowledge Of Remembering // HIT THE GROUND’ led by Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson. Image by Sara Lima.