//At Home with Buzzcut//

At Home With Buzzcut // Professional development opportunity

Delivered in partnership with the team at Home Live Art we are pleased to announce the four artists receiving the //At HOME with BUZZCUT// bursaries for the 2017.

Now in its second year, the bursaries are an opportunity for artists not selected as part of the festival programme to still attend the festival, grow connections, receive mentoring from the HLA team and benefit from five days of interesting conversations and communal meals. Recipients also receive financial support to cover the costs of their travel, accommodation and per diems.

The selected artists for 2017 are:


Ellie Harrison is an artist based in Leeds and an associate artist of Live Art Bistro.She creates a range of solo and collaborative work for studios, galleries, found and public spaces. Participation is at the heart of all of Ellie’s work as a performer, facilitator and mentor. Her work is often characterised by a playful and provocative approach to difficult topics, encouraging audiences to make decisions and participate.

Her current body of work The Grief Series, facilitates spaces where notions of bereavement can be discussed openly through empowering and celebratory creative practice. The Grief series is a quiet rebellion. It is a polite intervention. It is bold and it is a call to arms….in the politest way possible. Ellie works with site and journeying and previous projects have been commissioned for clothes shops, domestic gardens, 1 man tents, Vodka Bars and heritage sites.  www.griefseries.co.uk


Jamal Gerald is an artist based in Leeds. His work is conversational, socially conscious, a celebration of individuality and focuses on identity and lived experiences. Mostly making the type of work that he wants to see. With trying to make sure that each piece he creates is a different form to the one he made before. He’s currently making a body of work, entitled ‘Boxes’, which is focusing on the concepts of labels and privilege. He has made work for poetry slams, films, parties, cafes and theatres. In 2016, he toured his first solo show ‘FADoubleGOT’. His work has been shown at SPILL Festival of Performance, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Homotopia, Queer Contact and Battersea Arts Centre. www.jamalgerald.tumblr.com


Sebastian H-W (MX:UK) is a live artist between London and the West Midlands whose work explores identity, memory, technology, interaction and the body, through expanded and experimental approaches to live performances, audience experiences and action-based interventions.
Sebastian is a performer, founding member and project coordinator of CLUSTER BOMB [collective], an associate producer for Home for Waifs and Strays – a live art initiative in Birmingham, an associate artist at ]performance s p a c e [, an ACME studio artist, studio technician for Alice Anderson and a performer for Geraldine Pilgrim Company and ZU UK, among others. www.sebastianhw.info // contact@sebastianhw.info // @SebastnHW


Tara Fatehi Irani is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and researcher working with fabricated histories, mistranslated memories and unattended archives. Her work is primarily concerned with the ephemeral interactions between memories, words and sites. The output of her practice ranges between performance (site-responsive, spoken word, body-based, participatory and audio-visual), videos, sound recordings, installations and writings. Her most recent works engage with themes of displacement, translation and historical inaccuracies. Since 2004, she has performed in houses, basements, gyms, theatres and galleries around Europe and her home country Iran.

She is also a doctoral researcher at Roehampton University and the Live Art Development Agency. In her (practice-led)research, she explores the connections between personal archives and performance and how they animate each other. www.tarafatehi.com


At Home With BUZZCUT is a professional development opportunity we developed with our pals Home Live Art last year. It is a chance for four artists who applied to BUZZCUT whose practice really interests and excites us but who we are not able to fit into the programme, to attend the festival in a loosely guided way. We developed this with Home Live Art last year due to receiving 500 applications and desperately wanting to make connections with and support as many artists as possible.

At Home With Buzzcut offers:

– Travel, accommodation and per diems for the five days of the festival

  • An artist facilitator and Home Live Art producer to set up informal meetings and conversations with others at the festival
  • The opportunity to see all the work that is on
  • Meeting the Buzzcut team

Last year the artists were Kayleigh Handley, Edythe Woolley, Mary Pearson and Alicia Jane Turner. You can read about Kayleigh’s experience here

When Home live Art approached us to develop this scheme for 2017, both organisations acknowledged a lack of diversity within the community generated during Buzzcut festival.

After considering the demographic of the festival across the past five years, this year we decided to offer this opportunity to artists who identify as people of colour, and/or disabled, and/or from low income backgrounds, who we feel are less represented in the festival currently. This is in the hope of establishing new long term relationships and the potential to work together in the future.

Buzzcut is always striving to create an open and accessible environment for sharing performance, and bring together a range of voices to share experiences and perspectives with one another.  This is an ongoing inquiry that we continually return to and seek to develop.

We’d love to hear from you, so we hope you apply! Go and check out the application form on the home page 🙂

Love Buzzcut and Home Live Art xxx

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