[CIA studios]

a pvi collective initiative

CIA offers studio spaces, resources and professional development for bold, experimental artists working in live arts.


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You Built This City – a FREE workshop with radical architect Liam Young (UK/AU)

What’s the future of Australian cities? Are we built to last or destined to be consumed by our digital selves?

Join speculative architect* Liam Young in a one day think tank exploring methodologies for creating artworks that operate between performance, design, fiction and future.


What’s on? KISS CLUB November 2015

Kiss Club November 2015 e-flyer

We’re super thrilled to present our second KISS club of the year! With 5 fantastic featured artists including our very own pvi collective, and House Band Blackwall Reach, this event is super interactive and adventurous – just the way you like it. See you on 13 November!

Master Class with Helen Cole (UK)

Presented by Proximity Festival & CIA studios.

Art Gallery of WA, Concourse view 2015 Image: Matt Sav Courtesy of Proximity Festival

Art Gallery of WA, Concourse view 2015 Image: Matt Sav Courtesy of Proximity Festival

Sunday 18 – Tuesday 20 October 10am – 5pm
$250 [+GST] Sunday – Tuesday (both sessions)
$65 [+GST]   Tuesday only
50% discount for CIA 2015 Associates! (Current residents, or have hired a space in 2015)

Location: CIA Studios, 480 Newcastle Street West Perth

Places limited and offered on a first come first serve basis.
Book here.

About the facilitator:

Helen Cole is the Artistic Director of the internationally renowned In Between Time.
Cole began as a producer in Manchester, developing interdisciplinary projects in car parks, disused warehouses and unusual locations. She was Senior Producer at Tramway, Glasgow and Producer of Live Art and Dance at Arnolfini, Bristol where she established one of the most influential contemporary performance programs in the UK. Cole is the artist/curator of the live memory project, We See Fireworks, commissioned by SPILL Festival and now touring the UK and internationally.



For You Or With You, Not To You Or At You
Sunday 18 & Monday 19 October

What’s so exhilarating about making one-on-one participatory performance? What are some of the strategies, concepts and processes that work in this context and why does an audience of one fill us with fear and excitement in equal measures? Find out at this three-day intensive led by one of the UK’s hottest artistic directors Helen Cole of In Between Time, tactical media deviants pvi collective and Australia’s first one-on-one performance platform Proximity Festival.

Suitable for: performance makers, artists and students (18+) from all disciplines interested in experiential, one-on-one, live-art, and mass participatory practice.

Dear City, Together We Will Imagine
Tuesday 20 October

Producers, curators, directors: how do you create the conditions for impossible projects to happen? Using detailed case studies from Helen’s career, this session will focus on how to find the right team and partners, and empower them to share in your goal. Let’s find collective ways to courageously weather an uncertain future and make radical ideas real.

Suitable for: emerging to established producers, curators, artists, artistic directors, community arts workers.