The Library of Performing Rights, Call for Proposals 2019

The Live Art Development Agency (LADA), the artist Lois Weaver, the artist and researcher Elena Marchevska of South Bank University, and the Study Room In Exile in Liverpool are inviting proposals for a new performative or performance-based work that will respond to The Library of Performing Rights, and generate new resources for the benefit of artists, activists and academics working in the fields of human rights, social and environmental justice.

The commission should be realised between April and October 2019.

The commission award is £2,500 (inclusive of fees, taxes, travel/accommodation, and production expenses



12 noon, Monday 21 January 2019


The Library of Performing Rights: Commission

The commissioned work will involve three core elements:

  • A live performance or performative presentation
  • The generation of an item to be included in the LPR
  • The dispersal of ideas or knowledge

The commissioned work can take any form (performance, performance-installation, public intervention or action, illustrated presentation) and may involve collaborations with other artists and/or activists.

All aspects of the creation, production and presentation of the work, including collaborators’ fees and all taxes/expenses, must be included within the commission award of £2,500.

The commissioned work will be presented in/at/near LADA’s new space in Mansford Street, East London between April and October 2019.



To be eligible for the LPR commissions artists should identify as working with/within Live Art. For more information about how we define Live Art, see here.

Applicants can be resident anywhere in the UK, but must have been based in the UK for a minimum of five years, and have been practicing professionally within the arts for a minimum of five years.

Published on:
18 Dec 2018


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