RPG Longsight


Jack Ky Tan

RPG Longsight

12 month programme to summer 2023


First Dates Added:

Quarter One to July 2022:

RPG Longsight foundation model (single tier) Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). With you, we will develop the vision, mission and values for Longsight Art Space. You will have the opportunity to input into our creative programme and activities at LAS.

As a participant in this role play of governance structures, we would ask you to attend meetings up to our first AGM (you will be reimbursed £30 per session)


Dates Charity Tier One:

25th June 12pm-3pm – Introductory session and workshop

16th July 12pm-3pm – ‘Away Day’ research into other Tier One Charities 30th July 12pm-3pm – ‘AGM’ presentation and event based around Annual General Meeting model

Still Time to be involved, register here

More information:

Role Play Governance Longsight is a yearlong participatory artwork that will test how different legal formats will affect executive decision-making, board or director accountability, member/customer/ community engagement and fundability/ survivability. Longsight Art Space will deliver its programme by roleplaying 4 different organisational governance models.

Over the next 12 months, this will culminate in a new co-created organisational model for LAS with its stakeholders and employees via artistic methodologies. Through each quarter LAS will adopt a different legal form: a foundation model (single tier) Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), a Community Interest Company or social enterprise, an association model (two tier) CIO, and finally a Community Benefit Society or Co-op.

The project will also explore how LAS’ overall mission, vision and values are affected by each organisational form. Eventually, this project will provide the real directors and board of LAS with valuable insight into the advantages and disadvantages of each model of incorporation and inform our decision-making processes going forward.

Download the full Press Release here


Want to be involved in this project? We are inviting expressions of interest to be part of RPG Longsight:

RPG Longsight Acting Board Members

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View information in our opportunities section here

Jack Ky Tan uses law, policy, social norms and customs as a medium of making art. He creates performances, sculpture and participatory projects that highlight the rules that guide human behaviour. In Jack’s social practice, he blurs the boundaries between art, governance and consultancy in order to help organisations reform and revision themselves using artistic thinking. Jack trained as a lawyer and worked in civil rights NGOs before becoming an artist. Jack’s practice-led PhD at Roehampton University explored legal aesthetics and performance art. 


His recent projects include Devising Governance (2021-22), a year-long experiment of creating organisational policy as performance scores via the process of making sculpture (Scottish Sculpture Workshop); Board Artist-in-Residence at FACT Liverpool (2021-22); Learning Nonhuman (2021) at FACT Liverpool, a game app and planning tool that identifies human and nonhuman conflicts in the city; and Decolonizing Constitutions (2020-ongoing), a training workshop that deconstructs coloniality in governance documents using techniques of poetry and textual analysis.


This project is supported by: 

East Street Arts

Great Places Housing Association