Events and Opportunities

Alumni Commission Award 2024

In partnership with the Live Art Development Agency (LADA) and Forma

Deadline: 3 April 2024, 11:59pm. 

The Exhibitions Hub is pleased to launch its third Alumni Commission Award, in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency (LADA) and Forma. The commission invites Department of Art Alumni to develop new work in response to or inspired by LADA’s archive that will be presented at Forma in November 2024.

The Outcome 

Following a period of research and development with LADA’s archive, the selected artist will develop new performance work to be presented at Forma in November 2024. We are interested in expanded ideas of performance, the outcome is intentionally open to allow for creative experimentation and engagement approaches. 

The selected artist will receive:

  • £1500 artist fee
  • £500 production budget
  • £500 presentation budget


Members of staff from LADA and Forma will provide individual mentorships to guide and support the successful artist during the development of the project. (3 x 1HR sessions from each organisation). LADA’s team all specialise in varying areas of live art, so mentors can be selected to align with the successful artist’s project. Curator of the Exhibitions Hub: Fran Painter-Fleming, and Director of the Exhibitions Hub: Nick Grimmer, will also be providing mentorship throughout the commission. 

The Exhibitions Hub will support the organisation and curation of the public-facing presentation of the project outcome at Forma.


The award is only open to Goldsmiths Department of Art Alumni. You should have graduated from the Department of Art between 2019-2023. 

 Application process: Expression of Interest 

To apply, please submit a statement of interest (max 1 A4 page) that includes the following: 

  • A brief explanation of how this commission and engagement with LADA would tie in with or develop your existing practice and research. 
  • An initial idea of how you would like to engage with or respond to LADA’s collections. 

We are happy to receive expressions of interest that are recorded on audio or video. If you have a website, please include a link in your expressions of interest. If you do not have a website, you are welcome to include images (no more than 2 pages). CVs, budget outlines or proposals of a final outcome are not required at this point to keep the process simple and accessible. 

Email your expressions of interest to Fran Painter-Fleming ( with “Expressions of Interest – Alumni Commission Award 2024” in the subject line no later than 11:59pm on Wednesday, 3rd April. 

Full details about how to apply can be found in this pdf.