CENTRE FOR LIVE ART YORKSHIRE:
CLAY is a centre for artworks that test boundaries. We bat for artists whose practice is hard to define by supporting risk, experimentation and interdisciplinary live artworks.
We want to provide stability for the artists who fall between the cracks by creating the first Art Centre for live art practice. We work with artists with both emerging and established practices.
We are a not for profit company located in Leeds City Centre. Looking for a contemporary warehouse-style space for an event? You can also hire our space. We have a bar and large range of lighting and sound options, as well as versatile space and friendly staff.
Artistic Director: Jessica Sweet (she/her)
Development Manager: Fern George (they/them)
Company Co-Ordinator: Marie Koehl (she/her)
Freelance Technical Manager: Charlotte Woods (she/her)
Trainee Producer: George Moody (she/her)
Matt Sykes Hooban & Tom Woodland
The Grief Series
Tess Seddon & Samantha Wraith
Ayça Turgut & Zara Lee
Local Friends, Partners & Networks:
CLAY formed after the closure of Live Art Bistro (LAB) which ran 2012 - 2019. LAB was founded by Indivisible (Becki Griffiths & Adam Young) and Testing The Razor. In 2014 Matt Allen joined, followed by Jessica Sweet in 2015. LAB ran as a three-person curatorial team until 2019 when Live Art Bistro closed and CLAY was set up. In 2020 Matt left and Jessica took the reins leading the company