Emergency StopGap - call for proposals

New for 2020, Emergency StopGap is a small informal platform for live art: to bridge the gap between gallery and theatre, and to fill the empty months of winter.

Taking place on Thursday 27 February 2020, 6-10pm at Manchester's NIAMOS, we see it as an informal evening of durational, small capacity and intervention based work.  

The callout for proposals is open until Friday 17 January 2020, 5pm.

Artists working in live art, contemporary performance, time-based media, and interdisciplinary arts are invited to submit proposals for:

 • durational, one to one, and limited capacity work;
 • performance installation and intervention-based works in + around the spaces.
NB: Emergency StopGap is not looking for “black-box” show-type work.
To get a feel for it, have a look at Emergency 2019’s daytime programme at NIAMOS.

Opened in 1902 and formerly a theatre, cinema, BBC recording studio and church, NIAMOS is now being run by a co-operative as a holistic well-being and radical arts space. (More background and images here). 

Please note, whilst very atmospheric, it is in significant state of disrepair, and a site-specific approach might be best taken when thinking about work for it.

Emergency StopGap is: 
• an informal Pay What You Decide public open submission platform;
• an opportunity for artists to meet, show and peer review work.

Please note:

 • Emergency StopGap will feature around 10 pieces of work throughout the evening;
 • work can be in any relevant artform/medium, though some live presence is desirable and we are not looking for black-box show-type work;
 • access to power + technology is limited in this site — work that can use domestic or battery powered technology is strongly encouraged;
 • our technology resources are limited, please bear this in mind when making a proposal; 
 • we apologise but physical access to the building is challenging — please ask for specifics if you have physical access needs and are considering making a proposal;
 • whilst we don’t encourage it, you are permitted to submit more than one proposal but it is unlikely that more than one would be successful from a single artist/group;
 • Emergency StopGap will offer an honorarium of up to £100 per piece selected, to cover fees/expenses.


To apply: 
• download the Emergency StopGap Open Call Guidance Notes (see attachment below); 
• complete the Online Proposal form
• complete the Online Monitoring form (please do, it really helps us!). 

Actual links for both forms, to cut + paste into a web browser:

Enquiries: emergency@habmcr.org  | 0161 232 6086 | emergencymcr.org | #EmergencyMcr


DEADLINE: Friday 17 January 2020, 5pm

Emergency StopGap is presented by Word of Warning; produced by hÅb; supported using public funding by Arts Council England + by NIAMOS.

 



Emergency 2019 call for proposals now closed

Thanks to all who put a proposal in for Emergency - the call has now closed and the process of selection from the 76 proposals received has now started.

If you successfully submitted a proposal then you will have received an automated email confirmation, If you haven't received an email, your proposal was not received - please contact us immediately at emergency@habmcr.org


Emergency 2019 call for proposals

Emergency, hÅb's annual platform for live art and contemporary performance is now open for proposals.

Our twentieth Emergency takes place on Saturday 21 September, 12noon-10pm.  This year it's a little bit different as it takes place in two locations: daytime (12-5pm approx) in Manchester's NIAMOS; and evening (5-10pm approx) in Z-arts (incl. STUN Studio).

The callout for proposals is open until Friday 9 August, 5pm.

With a whole range of spaces to fill — what we now need is a lots of great work! 

Artists working in live art and contemporary performance are invited to submit proposals of short pieces of work, works-in-progress, or extracts of longer works for inclusion in this event. 

For daytime work at NIAMOS we are looking for durational, performance installation, intervention and limited capacity and 1-2-1 work.  Opened in 1902 and formerly a theatre, cinema, BBC recording studio and church, NIAMOS is now being run by a co-operative as a holistic well-being space. Please note, whilst very atmospheric, it is in significant state of disrepair, and a site-specific approach might be best taken when thinking about work for it.  Wherever possible work should be low tech using domestic or battery powered equipment. Access is challenging. 

We are particularly looking for a bigger durational piece that might work for the NIAMOS main auditorium/stage area (see info attached) and recognise this might need more resources.  If you have an idea for this, please get in touch to discuss. 

For evening work at Z-arts/STUN we are looking for short (20 min max) show-type work. 

To get a feel for it, have a look at the 2018 programme + gallery of images.

Emergency is: 
• a pay-what-you-decide, public micro-festival + open submission platform; 
• an opportunity for artists to meet, show, and peer-review work;
• a selection event for a number of small Works Ahead commissions to be developed + supported by hÅb.

Work can be in any relevant artform/medium, though some live presence is desirable. Show-type work should be 20 minutes maximum in duration; low-tech or no-tech, and suitable for quick turnarounds; self-supporting in terms of props, set, equipment, and specialised technology.

As this seems to be a recurrent question: whilst we don't encourage it, you are permitted to submit more than one proposal but it is unlikely that more than one would be successful from a single artist/group. 

Please note: 
• Emergency typically features at least 20 short pieces of work throughout the day/evening; 
• our technology resources are limited, please bear this in mind when making a proposal; 
• Emergency 2019 will offer an honorarium of up to £100 per piece selected, to cover fees/expenses.
• There may be more resources available for a larger durational piece for the NIAMOS auditorium/stage area.

To apply: 
• download the Emergency Open Call Guidance Notes (see attachment below); 
• complete the Online Proposal form
• complete the Online Monitoring form (please do, it really helps us!). 

Actual links for both forms, to cut + paste into a web browser:

Enquiries*: emergency@habmcr.org  | 0161 232 6086 | emergencymcr.org | #EmergencyMcr


DEADLINE: Friday 9 August, 5pm

Emergency 2019 is presented by Word of Warning; produced by hÅb; supported using public funding by Arts Council England, NIAMOS, STUN + Z-arts.

 

Emergency 2018 call for proposals

Emergency, hÅb's annual platform for live art and contemporary performance is now open for proposals.

Our nineteenth Emergency takes place on Saturday 6 October 2018, 12noon-10pm, in Manchester's Z-arts (incl. STUN Studio), with the callout for proposals open until Wednesday 15 August, 5pm.

With a whole range of spaces to fill — what we now need is a lots of great work! 

Artists working in live art and contemporary performance are invited to submit proposals of short pieces of work, works-in-progress, or extracts of longer works for inclusion in this event. Proposals are also encouraged for durational, one-to-one and limited capacity work, as well as performance installation and intervention-based works in-and-around the spaces available.       

To get a feel for it, have a look at the 2017 programme + gallery of images.

Emergency is: 
• a pay-what-you-decide, public micro-festival + open submission platform; 
• an opportunity for artists to meet, show, and peer-review work;
• a selection event for a number of small Works Ahead commissions to be developed + supported by hÅb.

Work can be in any relevant artform/medium, though some live presence is desirable. Show-type work should be 20 minutes maximum in duration; low-tech or no-tech, and suitable for quick turnarounds; self-supporting in terms of props, set, equipment, and specialised technology.

As this seems to be a recurrent question: whilst we don't encourage it, you are permitted to submit more than one proposal but it is unlikely that more than one would be successful from a single artist/group. 

Please note: 
• Emergency typically features at least 20 short pieces of work throughout the day/evening; 
• our technology resources are limited, please bear this in mind when making a proposal; 
• Emergency 2018 will offer an honorarium of up to £100 per piece selected, to cover fees/expenses.

To apply: 
• download the Emergency Open Call Guidance Notes (see attachment below); 
• complete the Online Proposal form
• complete the Online Monitoring form (please do, it really helps us!). 

Actual links for both forms, to cut + paste into a web browser:

Enquiries*: emergency@habmcr.org  | 0161 232 6086 | emergencymcr.org | #EmergencyMcr
*Please note Emergency 2018 is normally only staffed one day per week (normally Thursday or Friday). If your enquiry is urgent, please mark your email accordingly.

DEADLINE: Wednesday 15 August 2018, 5pm

Emergency 2018 is presented by Word of Warning, STUN + Z-arts; produced by hÅb; supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Emergency 2017 (30 Sept 2017, Manchester) - call for proposals now closed

Emergency our annual platform for live art and contemporary performance, is coming of age! 

To get a feel for it, have a look at the 2016 programme and gallery. In 2017 the eighteenth Emergency takes place on Saturday 30 September, at Z-arts, Manchester (12-10pm) with the callout for proposals open from Wednesday 5 July to Friday 11 August, 5pm 

With a whole range of spaces to fill - what we now need is a lots of great work! Whilst Emergency isn't themed, if anybody would like to create an eighteenth birthday celebration, we'd be more than amenable, and might be able to top the budget up a bit for the right project!     

So…  
Artists working in live art and contemporary performance are invited to submit proposals of short pieces of work, works in progress or extracts of longer works for inclusion in this event. Proposals are also encouraged for durational, one to one and limited capacity work; performance installation and intervention-based works in and around the spaces. 

Emergency is:  
• a free, public micro-festival + open submission platform; 
• an opportunity for artists to meet, show and peer-review work;  

• a selection event for a number of small Works Ahead commissions to be developed + supported by hÅb

Work can be in any relevant artform/medium, though some live presence is desirable. Show-type work should be 20 minutes max in duration, low tech and suitable for quick turnarounds, self-supporting in terms of props/set/equipment and specialised technology. 

We also strongly encourage durational, one to one and limited capacity work; performance installation and intervention-based works in and around the spaces. 

As this seems to be a recurrent question... Whilst we don't encourage it, you are permitted to submit more than one proposal but it is unlikely that more than one would be successful from a single artist/group. 

Emergency will offer an honorarium of up to £100 per piece selected, to cover fees/expenses. If you have an idea for a larger 18th birthday piece, please get in touch to discuss first. 

To apply:  
• Download the Emergency Open Call Guidance Notes (below)
• Complete the Online Proposal form;  
• Complete the Online Monitoring form (please, it really helps us!);       

DEADLINE Friday 11 August 2017, 5pm.

Actual links for both forms:  
https://habarts.wufoo.com/forms/z1i31f0m03ovwoe/
https://habarts.wufoo.com/forms/r19tdg9m0h21yu0/
Enquiries: emergency@habmcr.org ¦ http://emergencymcr.org ¦ #EmergencyMcr 

Emergency 2017 is presented by Word of Warning; produced by hÅb; supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and by Manchester City Council, STUN + Z-arts.

Emergency 2016 call for proposals now closed

Thanks to all who put a proposal in for Emergency - the call has now closed and the process of selection from the 90 proposals received has now started.

If you successfully submitted a proposal then you will have received an automated email confirmation, and a follow-up mail on Mon 22 Aug.  If you haven't received any emails, then your proposal was not received - please contact us immediately at emergency@habarts.org



Emergency 2016 (1 Oct 2016, Manchester) - call for proposals now open

Emergency our annual platform for live art and contemporary performance, is now of a legal age to drive! 

To get a feel for it, have a look at the 2015 programme and gallery. In 2016 the seventeenth Emergency takes place on Saturday 1 October, at Z-arts, Manchester (12-10pm) with the callout for proposals open from Wednesday 13 July to Friday 19 August, 5pm 

With a whole range of spaces to fill - what we now need is a lots of great work! So…  
Artists working in live art, contemporary performance, time-based media and interdisciplinary arts are invited to submit proposals of short pieces of work, works in progress or extracts of longer works for inclusion in this event. Proposals are also encouraged for durational, one to one and limited capacity work; performance installation and intervention-based works in and around the spaces. 

Emergency is:  
• a free, public micro-festival + open submission platform; 
• an opportunity for artists to meet, show and peer-review work;  

• a selection event for a number of small Works Ahead commissions to be developed + supported by hÅb

Work can be in any relevant artform/medium, though some live presence is desirable. Show-type work should be 20 minutes max in duration, low tech and suitable for quick turnarounds, self-supporting in terms of props/set/equipment and specialised technology. 

We also strongly encourage durational, one to one and limited capacity work; performance installation and intervention-based works in and around the spaces. 

As this seems to be a recurrent question this year... Whilst we don't encourage it, you are permitted to submit more than one proposal but it is unlikely that more than one would be successful from a single artists/group. 

Emergency will offer an honorarium of up to £100 per piece selected, to cover fees/expenses. 

To apply:  
• Download the Emergency Open Call Guidance Notes (below)
• Complete the Online Proposal form;  
• Complete the Online Monitoring form (please, it really helps us!);       

DEADLINE Friday 19 August 2016, 5pm.

Actual links for both forms:  
https://habarts.wufoo.com/forms/z1i31f0m03ovwoe/
https://habarts.wufoo.com/forms/r19tdg9m0h21yu0/
Enquiries: emergency@habarts.org ¦ http://emergencymcr.org ¦ #EmergencyMcr 

Emergency 2016 is presented by Word of Warning; produced by hÅb; supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and by Manchester City Council, STUN + Z-arts.

Emergency 2015 (3 Oct 2015, Manchester) - call for proposals now open

Emergency our annual platform for live art and contemporary performance, is celebrating its sweet sixteenth birthday! To get a feel for it, have a look at the 2014 programme and gallery. In 2015 the sixteenth Emergency takes place on Saturday 3 October, at Z-arts, Manchester (12-10pm) with the callout for proposals open from Monday 13 July to Friday 14 August, 5pm 

With a whole range of spaces to fill - what we now need is a lots of great work! So…  
Artists working in live art, contemporary performance, time-based media and interdisciplinary arts are invited to submit proposals of short pieces of work, works in progress or extracts of longer works for inclusion in this event. Proposals are also encouraged for durational, one to one and limited capacity work; performance installation and intervention-based works in and around the spaces. 

Emergency is: 
• a free, public micro-festival + open submission platform; 
• an opportunity for artists to meet, show and peer-review work;  

• a selection event for a number of small Works Ahead commissions to be developed + supported by hÅb

Work can be in any relevant artform/medium, though some live presence is desirable. Show-type work should be 20 minutes max in duration, low tech and suitable for quick turnarounds, self-supporting in terms of props/set/equipment and specialised technology. 

We also strongly encourage durational, one to one and limited capacity work; performance installation and intervention-based works in and around the spaces. 

Emergency will offer an honorarium of up to £100 per piece selected, to cover fees/expenses. 

To apply:  
• Download the Emergency Open Call Guidance Notes (below)
• Complete the Online Proposal form;  
• Complete the Online Monitoring form (please, it really helps us!);       

DEADLINE Friday 14 August 2015, 5pm.

Actual links for both forms:  
https://habarts.wufoo.com/forms/emergency-2015-proposal-form/
https://habarts.wufoo.com/forms/hab-monitoring-form/
Enquiries: emergency@habarts.org ¦ http://emergencymcr.org ¦ #EmergencyMcr 

Emergency 2015 is presented by Word of Warning; produced by hÅb; supported using public funding through Arts Council England, and by Manchester City Council, STUN + Z-arts; a greenroom legacy project.