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Artsadmin provides a comprehensive producing and presentation resource for contemporary artists working in theatre, dance, live art, visual arts and mixed media. It also runs bursary and mentoring schemes and a free artists' advisory service. Its newly refurbished building, Toynbee Studios, houses a theatre, rehearsal spaces, office/studio spaces and a bar and cafe. Our funding contributes to core costs and programming in the theatre.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £530,000
  • 2013-2014: £542,190
  • 2014-2015: £556,287

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Brett Bloom's Breakdown Break Down workshop

How can we build up a culture of survival in the face of climate breakdown? In what ways can we begin to de–industrialise our individual and collective sense of self? Join US artist Brett Bloom and facilitator Ximena Alarcón (certified Deep Listening instructor) for this five-day workshop enquiring into a post-oil world. Participants will be involved in reading, listening and discussion, and will also experience embodied learning. The mornings will be based at Toynbee Studios and each afternoon will be spent in a different London location to explore this envisaged future: a high-rise rooftop, an underground tunnel, a city farm, and wastelands along the river (by kayak). For more information & to apply: http://www.breakdownbreakdown.net/2-degrees-festival-london/

2 Degrees Festival 2015 Trailer

1-7 June, 2015. ART. CLIMATE. ACTION. 2 Degrees Festival asks: What can we do together to create a sustainable future? International artists present cutting-edge responses to climate change, urging you to act now to build a more positive future. A programme of performance, debate and public installations will take place in tree-tops, office blocks and theatres in and around Toynbee Studios, at the crossroads of the East End and The City. 2 Degrees Festival is Artsadmin’s biennial celebration of art, environment and activism. It aims to inspire, connect, and empower people to create solutions for a sustainable future. Join in - bring your friends. Follow #2DegreesFestival

Take the money and run? (40 minutes)

Take The Money And Run? was an event about ethics, funding and art that took place at Toynbee Studios, London on January 29, 2015. Attended by over 200 people, it was a day of presentations and discussion hosted by three organisations, Live Art Development Agency, Artsadmin, Home Live Art and produced in collaboration with Platform. We commissioned Ana Matos to create a short film of the day. You can watch the 5 minute summary film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n6GLiXI_74

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Take The Money And Run? (5 minutes)

Take The Money And Run? was an event about ethics, funding and art that took place at Toynbee Studios, London on January 29, 2015. Attended by over 200 people, it was a day of presentations and discussion hosted by three organisations, Live Art Development Agency, Artsadmin, Home Live Art and produced in collaboration with Platform. We commissioned Ana Matos to create a short film of the day. You can watch the 40 minute round-up film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKy2O6FpyZI

ARTSADMIN IN 2014

A look back at what Artsadmin has been up to this year including a month-long residency of Museum of Water at Somerset House, a large-scale participatory piece meandering through a Cathedral of trees, a group of young artists based on an island making work in response to the space, a touring moving sculpture drawing in thousands, a lab with 30 artists investigating creative approaches to climate change and much much more.

Stacy Makishi – VesperTime trailer

Stacy Makishi delves into the undercurrents of Moby Dick, Hitchcock and Bjork’s album Vespertine to create a striking new work where performance meets rock concert meets subversive sermon. VesperTime tackles Makishi’s one-time wish to become a missionary and offers up a ‘vesper’, a secular evening prayer shot through with her characteristic wit. To book tickets for 28 & 29 November 2014 at Chelsea Theatre: http://www.chelseatheatre.org.uk/project/vespertime/ Filmed by Vick Ryder, edited by George Nindi.

Money Talks 2014 - CJ Mitchell

CJ Mitchell, Co-Director of the Live Art Development Agency, discusses the organisations two most recent crowdfunding campaigns for new publications from artists Ron Athey and Lois Weaver. This talk was part of Money Talks, an artists' discussion event held at Toynbee Studios on 18th September 2014. The event was support by Artsadmin, Live Art Development Agency and Home Live Art as part of their Arts Council England funded Catalyst programme. The event focused on raising money for arts projects and providing support for artists who are interested in exploring avenues of funding outside of the traditional UK routes (e.g. Arts Council grants and Trusts & Foundations). Money Talks is is an initiative putting artists' experiences and reflections at the heart of a two-year action research project on fundraising by Artsadmin, Home Live Art and Live Art Development Agency funded by Arts Council England's Catalyst programme. Documentation by John Macedo. www.thisisliveart.co.uk www.artsadmin.co.uk/about/campaigns-advocacy-and-networks/catalyst

Money Talks 2014 - Sam Davis

Sam Davis, Development Manger from Cause4, discusses sponsorship and how his organisation works with businesses. This talk was part of Money Talks, an artists' discussion event held at Toynbee Studios on 18th September 2014. The event was support by Artsadmin, Live Art Development Agency and Home Live Art as part of their Arts Council England funded Catalyst programme. The event focused on raising money for arts projects and providing support for artists who are interested in exploring avenues of funding outside of the traditional UK routes (e.g. Arts Council grants and Trusts & Foundations). Money Talks is is an initiative putting artists' experiences and reflections at the heart of a two-year action research project on fundraising by Artsadmin, Home Live Art and Live Art Development Agency funded by Arts Council England's Catalyst programme. Documentation by John Macedo. www.cause4.co.uk www.artsadmin.co.uk/about/campaigns-advocacy-and-networks/catalyst

Money Talks 2014 - Scottee

Artist Scottee shares his experiences of crowd-funding for his project 'Liam Gallagher is My Grandad’. This talk was part of Money Talks, an artists' discussion event held at Toynbee Studios on 18th September 2014. The event was support by Artsadmin, Live Art Development Agency and Home Live Art as part of their Arts Council England funded Catalyst programme. The event focused on raising money for arts projects and providing support for artists who are interested in exploring avenues of funding outside of the traditional UK routes (e.g. Arts Council grants and Trusts & Foundations). Money Talks is is an initiative putting artists' experiences and reflections at the heart of a two-year action research project on fundraising by Artsadmin, Home Live Art and Live Art Development Agency funded by Arts Council England's Catalyst programme. Documentation by John Macedo. www.scottee.co.uk www.artsadmin.co.uk/about/campaigns-advocacy-and-networks/catalyst

Gary Stevens – L'Un de Nous

L’Un De Nous is Gary Stevens' latest ensemble performance, developed with a cast of French performers during a series of short residencies throughout late 2013-14 at l’Avant Seine, Colombes.

Soldiering On – Jez Colborne & Mind The Gap

Jez Colborne's song explores his fascination with the pomp and ceremony of war, an experience he's locked out of because 'learning-disabled people don't go to war'. A collaboration with Mind The Gap.

Breathe Nothing of Slaughter – Tony Heaton

Tony Heaton examines the potent symbol of the war memorial and the reality of war. Heroic, Adonis-like bodies are set in stark contrast to images of blackened faces and malnourished and broken bodies.

Oh! What a Lovely, Lovely Ward – Katherine Araniello

Katherine Araniello turns sentimentality on its head in a playful and absurd re-imagining of a wartime hospital where the wounded and war-damaged wait to have their morale lifted by Matron.

Ghosts – Simon Mckeown

Simon Mckeown's motion capture animation follows a multinational cast of disabled veterans as they prepare for the day in a landscape filled with the artefacts and objects of World War One.

Resemblance – Claire Cunningham

Assembling a crutch as a soldier assembles a gun, Claire Cunningham enacts a ritual that mirrors the act of creating a weapon of destruction, while actually creating an object of support.

Give us your water

Choose what water is most precious to you. Find a bottle to put it in. Come and tell us why you chose it. We will keep it for you. Museum of Water, by Amy Sharrocks, is a collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories. Accumulating over two years in different sites worldwide, Museum of Water is an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it. http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/projects/museum-of-water

Museum of Water at Somerset House (2014)

Amy Sharrocks' Museum of Water was at Somerset House over the month of June as part of LIFT 2014. Alongside the Museum there was also a programme of events, talks and workshops responding to and contextualising the Museum. Commissioned by Artsadmin in partnership with LIFT, Somerset House, the Cultural Institute at King’s College London and the Canal & River Trust. A Create to Connect commission and Imagine 2020 project, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Originally commissioned by Artakt and LSHTM. The events programme was supported by Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Graeme Miller - Beheld

Between 2003-2006 Graeme Miller visited 10 sites where stowaways fell from Aircraft. At each site sound was recorded and a picture taken of the sky.

Give us your water (Somerset House)

Choose what water is most precious to you. Find a bottle to put it in. Come and tell us why you chose it. We will keep it for you. Museum of Water, by Amy Sharrocks, is a collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories. Accumulating over two years in different sites worldwide, Museum of Water is an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it. This year the collection is touring the UK and can be seen 6-29 June at Somerset House, London. We're asking for your donations to make the collection even bigger. Commissioned by Artsadmin in partnership with LIFT, Somerset House, the Cultural Institute at King's College London and the Canal & River Trust. A Create to Connect Commission and Imagine 2020 project, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Originally commissioned by Artakt and LSHTM.

Unlimited Launch 2014 - Audio Description Version

On 31 March 2014 Unlimited announced awards of over £400,000 of funding to support 26 disabled artists across the UK to create ambitious work covering all genres. Funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England (ACE) and Creative Scotland (CS) & led by Shape and Artsadmin, the 2014 round of the programme aims to build on the successful legacy that was at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, which celebrated the work of disabled artists on an unprecedented scale.

Unlimited 2014 launch film

On 31 March 2014 Unlimited announced awards of over £400,000 of funding to support 26 disabled artists across the UK to create ambitious work covering all genres. Funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England (ACE) and Creative Scotland (CS) & led by Shape and Artsadmin, the 2014 round of the programme aims to build on the successful legacy that was at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, which celebrated the work of disabled artists on an unprecedented scale.

Artsadmin & Exeunt Artist Insights: Station House Opera

Welcome to the first of our Artist Insights series, featuring Julian Maynard Smith of Station House Opera, interviewed by Performance Editor Diana Damian-Martin. Julian Maynard Smith is the founder and artistic director of Station House Opera. Founded in 1978, Station House Opera creates solo and group performance work as well as sculpture and installation. Dissolved is the company's first new work since the city scale site specific project Dominoes in 2009 and follows earlier intercontinental performances developed as far back as 2004. Their distinctive engagement with audiences crosses new boundaries with an installation and performance that uses live video streaming to dissolve spaces in London and Berlin, bringing people from both cities into dynamic connection. Artist Insights is a collaboration between Artsadmin and online magazine Exeunt, bringing together an artist or collective with a critical writer. Drawing on the wide range of artists and practices that Artsadmin supports, the series provides an overview of different artistic processes, contexts and histories, using current projects as starting points.

ARTSADMIN IN 2013

A quick update of what Artsadmin has been up to this year including (amongst other things) dancing through the streets of Derry, our Two Degrees festival, remaking an award winning Station House Opera performance, putting feminist icons on Nailwraps, a weekend in Brightlingsea and East End Bingo in the Olympic Park.

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