MFA Fine Arts Alum Mark John Smith’s LIVELIVE Project Archived by the British Library

Following on from its national success at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games Marks arts and community engagement project created for BBC live sites, LIVELIVE, has been highly commended by the British Library as a celebrated project of great cultural significance for future generations. As such, LIVELIVEs content and research will permanently be made available online and in solid state via the British Libraries Online Web Archive initiative. 

LIVELIVE Project Logo

What is the LIVELIVE Project?
– Cultural engagement project for London 2012.
– Over 100,000 participants.
– Part of the British Library’s permanent archive.
– Featured in London’s Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies.
–    As seen on BBC Big Screens across the UK.
–    Designed, produced and directed by Mark John Smith
–    Funded by Kent County Council

LIVELIVE Project is a new digital arts periodical and community engagement programme designed and produced by artist Mark John Smith for broadcast both online, and via the BBC’s network of Olympic Live Sites.

LIVELIVE aims to enrich the everyday experiences of the public by bringing art from the ‘gallery/institution’ into the public domain. 7 digital periodicals were produced each exploring a unique mix of emerging creative talent, art history information and user generated feedback. Part of the UK’s Cultural Olympiad & Paralympic torch lighting ceremonies.

“The LIVELIVE Project is encouraging the public to fulfill their creative potential. I am proud that with the help of partners such as Mark’s LIVELIVE Project we are delivering our vision to use the power of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to boost participation in the creative arts.”
London 2012 chairman, Lord Sebastian Coe