Katy Baird | Artistic Director
As an artist she has performed at Live Art festivals and venues as well as squat parties, clubs and raves.
Her recent solo performance ‘Workshy’ has toured internationally to over 30 cities. Since 2016 she has been artist in residence at queer club night Knickerbocker.
As a Curator she co-produces Steakhouse Live, a DIY platform for radical performance practices. It’s rough. It’s raw. Unprofessionalism is embraced. Work cuts across performance art, theatre, visual art, cabaret, dance, drag and participatory performance. Katy previously worked as Coordinator at the Live Art Development Agency from 2012-2017.
Duckie | Executive Director
Duckie create good nights out and culture clubs that bring communities together.
From our legendary 22-year weekly residency at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern to winning Olivier awards at the Barbican, we are purveyors of progressive working class entertainment who mix live art and light entertainment.
Duckie combine vintage queer clubbing, LGBT heritage & social archeology & quirky performance art shows with a quintet of socially engaged culture clubs. As committed grafters and public servants, Duckie produce about 100 events and 100 workshops each year – mostly in London and the South East – and our annual audience is about 26,000 real life punters.
Duckie is run by Dicky Eton, Simon Casson, Emmy Minton, Amy Lamé and a few of their mates.
Janine Fletcher | Marketing
Janine is a choreographer and performer based in Brighton. For over 15 years she has created / toured her own work, collaborated with artists and worked across the forms of cabaret, live art, dance and street theatre.
Artists she has worked with include; Sue MacLaine, Miss Behave, New Art Club, and Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion.
Alongside her arts practice, Janine has pursued a range of roles within the performance sector, equipping her with experience in producing and marketing performance events, artist support / development and arts administration.
Previous roles include; assistant producer with the Nightingale (Brighton), rehearsal director and administrator for Vincent Dance Theatre and arts facilitator with young women’s art collective Miss Represented. Janine is currently Programme Assistant at South East Dance.
Home Live Art Board
Artist, Filmmaker, Raconteur and Manufacturer of Dangerous Toys since 1798.
Martin J Gent (Chair)
Martin J Gent is an artist, director, performer & facilitator in the live, visual & performing arts and collaborates on many uk and international projects. He was Co-artistic director of dA dA dUMB Productions performance company and a partner and Director of Creativity at international qualitative research agency, Spinach.
He uses arts practice in leadership & culture change. Current activities include Associate Director of the MAP Consortium; head of the Agile Business Solution Centre, Better Business Partners and Specialist Support Advisor to the Cultural Sector at StartEast. He has an MA Art In Architecture, is also a Trustee of RSPOPUK, the UK arm of Processwork.
Richard Layzell is internationally recognised for his work in performance, video and installation and for pioneering a series of innovative residencies in industry, defining the role of the ‘visionaire’. He is the author of The Artist’s Directory, Enhanced Performance and Cream Pages and is a ResCen Research Associate Artist.
Laura Sweeney is an independent producer who works with artists and arts organisations to develop strategies for creating new work, artist development, marketing and fundraising. Currently Laura is working with Catherine Hoffmann, Dan Watson, Greg Wohead, Nando Messias and Tracing the Pathway.
In 2017, Laura was proud to be resident producer at Live Art Development Agency. Before freelance producing, she was Executive Producer at Chisenhale Dance Space where she led on strategic thinking, finance, programme development, governance and funding for an experimental arts venue. Board member at HLA since 2016.
Misa Von Tunzelman
Misa von Tunzelman is Marketing & Communications at commercial and residential property company JLL. Misa is an active member of CIM (The Chartered Institute of Marketing), is passionate about professional services marketing and has a keen interest in the diversity agenda.
Photo credits: Katy Baird image by Maurizio Martorana, Duckie image from Gay Shame, 2009