LIVE [LIVE International Performance Art Biennale], a Registered Charitable Society founded in 2001, has located Vancouver, Canada as a recognized node of local, national and international performance art activity and critical study.
LIVE has presented eight biennial editions that have showcased works by over 400 emerging, established and celebrated artists from Canada and 40 countries around the world. Locally-minded and international in scope, LIVE is a Vancouver festival and forum that explores the cutting edge of global performance art while remaining grounded in its city and community. To this end, LIVE continuously promotes a dialogue that connects people and communities in new, meaningful, and cohesive ways, facilitating conversations between our local artists and what is happening elsewhere.
As defined by our mandate, reflected through our Board of Directors, consultants, volunteers and partner organizations, and as expressed through our artistic program and outreach projects, LIVE is a celebration of personal identity inclusive of and sensitive to First Nations, visible minorities, sexual orientations and people of different ages and histories.
Participating artists are offered opportunity to present their art work with state-of-the-art facilities and resources in meaningful discourse to an appreciative, informed and culturally diverse Vancouver audience, representative of the cultural mosaic that is Vancouver and Canada.