Play PLAYING UP with family and friends, with neighbours, at school, or for professional research:
Anyone can buy PLAYING UP for only £10 and play it on evenings, weekends and holidays.
PLAYING UP is also recommended for schools as a playful, hands-on introduction to Live Art. In fact, PLAYING UP Clubs are already beginning to spread.
To experience Live Art from a children’s point of view allows for a fresh and direct approach to the area of practice in general. PLAYING UP can therefore also be read as an introduction to Live Art suitable for all ages, and used as a tool for study and experimentation in many different contexts of research and education.
Hosting a PLAYING UP Play-In:
Public Play-ins of PLAYING UP can be hosted by festivals, museums, galleries and independent organisations as stand-alone events or as part of wider programmes of activities.
A three day Play-in at Tate Modern, London (April 2016), a one day Play-in at Wellcome Collection (February 2020), a two day Play-in at Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol for the IBT17 Festival (February 2017), a one-day Play-in at Hijack Children’s Festival, Brighton (October 2016) and a one night Play-in at the Herbert Museum, Coventry (May 2017) show a range of possibilities from large to small scale events.
The Live Art Development Agency (LADA) and the Theatre of Research can collaborate with you on hosting and promoting a Play-in as part of your own programmes, and have a team of trained PLAYING UP Ambassadors to help run events.
Alternatively you can organise and host your own independent Play-in. These must be approved in advance by LADA and the Theatre of Research and must follow guidelines which can be provided by LADA, along with advice on how best to host and run a Play-in.
Please contact LADA on firstname.lastname@example.org for Guidelines on hosting a Play-in or to discuss a collaboration.
PLAYING UP is produced and published by the Live Art Development Agency (UK), FUNDUS THEATER / Theatre of Research (Germany), Tate Early Years and Family Programme (UK), Best Biennial (Sweden) and Live Art UK, with the support of the Goethe-Institut London and the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP).