Call for participants: ‘DIY Public Selfcare System’, DadaFest & LADA

Deadline: Tuesday 14 June 2016, 5pm.

DIY Public Selfcare System gathers together artists with lived experience of long term disabling conditions to explore acts of self care we have to perform in public, and consider repurposing these acts as performance.

We welcome artists of all ages and at all stages: young artists just beginning to make work as well as older or more experienced artists; those who are perhaps experiencing disabling conditions for the first time; those with perspectives on how disabling conditions are affected by other intersections.

We are looking for artists who:
· are up for approaching actions relating to their disability as performance
· are excited by the thought of public action as an artistic medium
· want to spend time in and contribute to a mutually supportive professional environment that is free of judgment
· are prepared to consider how we might use performance to intervene and advocate for access, as well as to genuinely gift our insight on self-care with non-disabled audiences

Dates, times and location
Dates: Tue 9 – Sat 13 August 2016
Times: DIY Public Selfcare System is a 5-day process, comprised of: 2 consecutive days of group work, 1 day for rest/recovery or guided individual work, then 2 more consecutive days of group work. We are working to a model of 4hrs of ‘intensive’ work per day.
Location: The Bluecoat, Liverpool
This DIY is supported by DaDaFest running in conjunction with the Live Art Development Agency (LADA).

For full details, visit the website.