After working for Home Live Art for 17 years and 13 years respectively, Mimi Banks and Jane Greenfield are to step down as co-directors in summer 2018 in order to pursue their own creative projects.
As a founder member of Home Live Art alongside Laura Godfrey Isaacs, Mimi was instrumental in co-creating the company’s visionary approach to presenting live art and performance in a domestic house in south London with artists such as Bobby Baker, Marcia Farquhar, Franko B, Lone Twin and Kira O’Reilly. Jane joined the company in 2005 as Associate Producer and took on the position of Co-Director with Mimi in 2013. Over the last decade and a half Home Live Art and its small team of producers have developed a reputation for bringing socially engaged live art into mainstream contexts. Projects such as the Church Ale Festival, The Alternative Village Fete and a 3-year national tour with Ida Barr’s Mash Up have helped to establish the company’s open and accessible approach to live art programming, while maintaining a sense of risk taking and playful provocation.
Partnerships with museums and major cultural organizations have led to projects curated for the National Trust, Thames Festival, National Theatre, Barbican and the British Museum with artists such as Barby Asante, Bob & Roberta Smith, Curious, Richard DeDomenici, Disabled Avant Garde, Tim Etchells, Frank Chickens, Tom Marshman, Search Party, Amy Sharrocks, Stacy Makishi, Lois Weaver and Amy Lame & Pom Pom International to name but a few.
While maintaining their national remit, Home Live Art recently relocated to the South East, developing programmes of work for Angel House in Brighton and the Coastal Currents Festival in Hastings. The duo have also secured NPO funding for a further 4 years enabling the company to fully establish itself and its activity in the region.
This is an exciting time for the company with opportunities to develop new partnerships, collaborate with stellar organisations already based in the South East region and take work forward in new and adventurous ways. So, the search for their replacement is now on! Full application details will be available on our website from the end of September. Recruitment will be a 2-stage process including initial Expressions of Interest sought in October / November and formal applications by early January 2018. The proposed starting date for the new appointment/s will be April 1st 2018 with a handover period taking place during April – June 2018.