Home Live Art is a company of creative producers with an established reputation for delivering high quality, innovative work.
Not committed to a venue, we work in collaboration with an ever growing range of venues, organisations, festivals and institutions responding to locations, contexts and audiences to bring innovative art experiences to the general public.
With a twist on the traditional, communal and the celebratory, Home Live Art produces and curates a year round programme of artist led, participatory work which has pioneered the presentation of experimental live art and inter-disciplinary work into the mainstream & community sectors. We reach large and diverse audiences on a local, regional and increasingly national scale.
We are leaders within our sector in collaborative working practice and building new audiences for the arts. We are committed to accessibility, and the delivery of art experiences that effortlessly combine socially engaged practice with quality and innovation.
To create new forms of cultural experience, that celebrates contemporary society and references the heritage of established, traditional or popular forms.
To produce the highest quality, tightly curated and thematic events, which are entertaining, participatory, interactive, communal, democratic and challenging.
To build on a network of creative working partnerships exploring new sites, contexts and audiences for live art events.
To foster a legacy beyond a project life by building artist and community partnerships, ownership of public spaces, and opportunities for the learning and use of new skills.
To create a critical context for artists & performers, investing in their long-term professional development.
Laura Godfrey Isaacs and Mimi Banks launched Home Live Art in 1999 with a site-specific visual arts exhibition produced in Laura’s family home in Camberwell, South London. The company continued to use the house as a venue for public exhibitions and then, more predominantly, performances and events for the next 7 years. Home Live Art became well known for its “Salons”, programming intimate works that explored the unique domestic context, the relationship between art and life, and the dynamic between site, performer and audience.
In 2005, Home Live Art directors brought the salon series to a close in order to explore making work in other sites and contexts. The company produced The Church Ale Festival, a landmark site specific performance arts festival that same year in rural mid-suffolk. This project set the scene for Home Live Art’s current specialism in developing work that responds sensitively to location and context, and our commitment to bringing live art performance practice to accessible contexts and engaging new audiences.
In 2012, after 13 years, Laura Godfrey Isaacs, resigned as co-director. Co-founder Mimi Banks joined by long term associate producer Jane Greenfield jointly lead the company until Katy Baird took over in 2018.