Compass Live Art is a consortium made up of Programmer Annie Lloyd, East Street Arts Director Karen Watson and Independent Producer Peter Reed, regularly funded by Arts Council England. It works proactively to strengthen and embolden the development of Live Art across Yorkshire and the Humber.
Compass Live Art is part of Live Art UK, the national network of Live Art promoters.
In September 2013, Compass will host Men and Performance, an unconventional professional development retreat part of DIY: 10. Instigated by the Live Art Development Agency and led by Glasgow-based artist Peter McMaster, Men and Performance will explore issues around the meaning of genuine masculinity in making performance.
Compass continues to run professional development activities, public events and sector gatherings for live artists and promoters across the North of England. In the coming months, we will be exploring the possibility of producing a second Compass Festival of Live Art.
Origins of Compass Live Art
Compass Live Art began as an initiative for the development of live art in Yorkshire and the Humber. An 18 month project led by the Compass Consortium: East Street Arts, Annie Lloyd and Sarah Spanton, it culminated in the Compass Symposium and the Compass Festival of Live Art 2011.
My Past Work with Compass Live Art
My previous work with Compass Live Art includes working with the Festival Director and Programmer, Annie Lloyd to produce and deliver the artistic programme for Compass Festival of Live Art 2011.
This was formed of two flagship performances of An on the Thousandth Nigh… by Forced Entertainment at the Howard Assembly Room and The Last Supper by Reckless Sleepers at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Additionally, we commissioned seven new projects by artists from across the UK which demonstrated a response to the Symposium’s theme of Live Art in the Public Realm. Artists including Third Angel, Brian Lobel, Olivery Bray and Wrights and Sites presented pieces in venues such as Leeds City Markets, Leeds Bridge, Leeds Museum, The Light Shopping Centre amongst others.
Please visit www.compassliveart.org.uk for more details.