Working Group for all identifying Women from Working / Benefit / Under / Council Class backgrounds.

Dates and location

6 to 8pm, 6 & 20 January, 3 & 17 February, and 2 & 16 March 2020.
Live Art Development Agency, The Garrett Centre, 117A Mansford Street, London E2 6LX.


LADA is delighted to be hosting Women Working Class (WWC), six bi-monthly Working Group gatherings led by Fox Irving with women artists or producers working in Live Art, Performing or Visual Arts of lower-class origins to investigate how art/space/class interact to reinforce or subvert dominant values.

The idea is not for a group to come together to talk about class, but to imagine/practice ways for art spaces to better serve class diverse artists doing groundbreaking, world-changing work; discuss how issues of class influence what we make; and explore what our relationships are to just being and surviving in the art world and how it can liberate us to do the radical.

The offer

  • Supper will be provided at each gathering, and participants will receive a £75 stipend for each gathering to use as they wish.
  • Travel costs of up to £12.00 (the price of a daily cap zone 1-5) can also be covered on receipt.
  • You need to identify as a woman and working / benefit / under class to be part of this group and able to attend all the above dates.
  • You need to be prepared to present a creative offering to the group. Offerings can be textual, performed, poetic, edible, speculative, etc, but they must be able to be shared in person for up to 8 people in no more than 5 minutes.
  • Fox would particularly like to hear from women of colour, disabled, neurodiverse, unemployed, trans and low-income women, and people who have been discouraged from pursuing art based on class, race, gender, ability, etc.


20 December 2019, at 5pm.
Applicants will be notified if they have been offered a place by the end of December 2019.

Published on:
6 Dec 2019


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