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Launch of the Performance Research Network
— Block Universe, Glasgow International, Liverpool Biennial



Block Universe is delighted to announce the launch of the Performance Research Network!

The aim of the Performance Research Network is to further the discourse around how performance practices are presented and sustainably supported.

Initiated by Block Universe in partnership with founding members Liverpool Biennial and Glasgow International, it is a curatorial-led and process-oriented research network.

It aims to advance thought leadership in the field, with a view to exploring models of co-commissioning performance and live events, and sustainably supporting artistic practice in partnership with artists and other stakeholders.

The Performance Research Network is supported by Art Fund.


You can now catch up with all three of Performance Research Network’s roundtable discussions via the links below:

Performance Research Network roundtable discussion #1 hosted by Glasgow International
Speakers: Paul Maheke (Artist), Ned McConnell (Curator at the Roberts Institute of Art) and Lauren Wright (Head of Programmes for Metroland Cultures), Zinzi Minott (Artist)
Chaired by Richard Parry (Director of Glasgow International)

Performance Research Network roundtable discussion #2 hosted by Block Universe
Speakers: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins (Artist), Aaron Cezar (Founding Director of Delfina Foundation) and Than Hussein Clark (Artist and founder of London Performance Studios).
Chaired by Louise O’Kelly (Founding Director and Curator of Block Universe)

Performance Research Network roundtable discussion #3 hosted by the Liverpool Biennial
Speakers: Dr Harold Offeh (Artist), Nikita Gill (Artist) and Julie-Ann Delaney (Art Collections curator at The University of Edinburgh)
Chaired by Dr Samantha Lackey (Director of the Liverpool Biennial)