Public Address Systems - A workshop with Lois Weaver
21st March 2013
Applications now open
Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts, is delighted to welcome internationally renowned artist and academic Lois Weaver to take part in the first event of the ELN (European Learning Network) Programme 2013
Lois Weaver will conduct a one day workshop for professional artists working in or interested in collaborative socially engaged practice. This workshop will offer an intimate optic on the work of Lois Weaver, with particular focus on participatory formats and public engagement through the aesthetics of performance practice.
The workshop will be based on Public Address Systems, a series of projects created and coordinated by Lois Weaver that work as strategies for engaging the public through performance, place and the everyday. These projects include:
About the workshop
Participants will engage in these strategies and will share tools and ideas for creating their own outcomes. These performative constructs will act as an invitation to explore the role of performance in creating alternative formats that create a space for public discussion.
Public Address Systems workshop by Lois Weaver will invite participants to rethink, explore and experiment with the role of performance in communicating issues, to look at and reflect on the contemporary relationship between art and activism and the role of the artist within various constructs.
The cost of the workshop is €20.
Lois Weaver is a lecturer, performance artist, writer, director and activist. She is Professor of Contemporary Performance Practice at Queen Mary University, London. Lois was co-founder of Spiderwoman Theatre, Split Britches Company and the WOW Theatre in New York and Artistic Director of Gay Sweatshop Theatre in London. She was a partner in Staging Human Rights, a People's Palace Project that uses performance practice to explore human rights in women’s prisons in Brazil and the UK and Director for PSi#12:Performing Rights, an international conference and festival on performance and human rights held at QM in 2006. Lois is Artistic Producer for Air Project, an Artist in Residence programme that encourages a more robust artist presence in Higher Education and produces platforms for emerging live artists.
How Do You Apply
Places are limited therefore you need to apply in advance of the deadline outlined.
Applicants should submit a CV plus a short statement (150 words max) outlining the reason why you would like to participate in this workshop and how you think it will contribute to your professional development.
Please note applications are only open to practicing professional artists working across disciplines. An active interest in collaborative socially engaged practice is essential. You should have full availability for the day of the workshop from 10am – 5pm on Thursday 21st March 2013.
Submit applications via email to Lynnette Moran at firstname.lastname@example.org, for further information send queries to the email as above or call Lynnette at Create, 01 473 66 00
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS – 5pm Friday 15th March 2013.
Voluntary Arts Ireland Chief Officer Kevin Murphy introducing the Create and Voluntary Arts Ireland Arts and Civil Society Symposium, 20 and 21 October 2011, Christchurch, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.
Defining Participation and Practice - Policy Perspectives. Martin Drury, Pat Cooke, Marian Fitzgibbon, Pauline Conroy. Chair: Fiona Kearney.
Defining Participation and Practice – Policy Perspectives panel. Seated left to right: Martin Drury, Pat Cooke, Fiona Kearney (Chair), Marian Fitzgibbon, Pauline Conroy.
Create Director Sarah Tuck introducing the keynote address by Dr Anthony Downey.
Engaging Communities – The Permeable Institution. One of three concurrent LAB Debates. Left to right: Lisa Moran, Topher Campbell, Declan McGonagle (Chair), Tom Creed, William Ring.
LAB Reports panel. Left to right: Liz Burns, Robin Simpson, Tony Fegan (Chair), Declan McGonagle.
Rethinking Cultural and Civic Space. Pictured (left to right): Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, Annette Moloney, Bernadette Quinn (Chair).
Rethinking Cultural and Civic Space. Pictured (left to right): Annette Moloney (presenting), Bernadette Quinn (Chair), Frank McDonald, Faisal Abdu’ Allah.
Arts, Civil Society and Crisis panel. Pictured (left to right): Augustine Zenakos, Carlota Álvarez Basso, Daniel Jewesbury (chair), Gabriel Gbadamosi, Silvana Carotenuto.
Arts, Civil Society and Crisis. Pictured: Daniel Jewesbury (chair), Nuno Sacramento. Arts and Civil Society Symposium, Cork, October 20-21, 2011. All photos: Susan Walsh.
Christian Buchner, Katia Rush-Hall (Symposium Coordinator), Aoife O'Leary, Pamela Murray. All photos: Susan Walsh.