Home Live Art is an artist-led, queer-led creative organisation based in Hastings. It is dedicated to developing new sites and audiences for culture by supporting artists to develop their work and building strong local communities through creativity.
Our Vision is for a creative community where everyone can feel at home, and where Live Art is a radical and inclusive way of exploring and understanding the world.
We believe that Live Art is a way of thinking about what art is, what it can do, and where and how it can be experienced.
Our Mission is to electrify and diversify the cultural ecology in the towns of South East England through bold programming and innovative community-led work.
Risk taking – in what we do and how we do it, and enable others to do the same
Inclusive – actively working to break down hierarchies, within the arts and within society
Resourceful – our practice is collaborative and sustainable, making the most of what we have.
Listen – we respect the views and experience of others
Learn – we all have something to teach each other and we never stop learning
Play – we don’t take ourselves too seriously and know how to have fun
Develop new sites and audiences for live art and experimental performance in Hastings, South East England and beyond.
Create the ideal conditions for local, national and international artists to develop and present their work.
Support and enable creative opportunities led by and for local residents.
Ensure multiple voices are heard, centring those that are often marginalised.
Contribute to the creative ecology of where we work, through collaboration with the widest range of partners and through being open to new ideas.
Image credit: Curious, Wild Longings performed at Knotty Festival 2018. Image by Alice Denny