Emergency, our annual platform for live art and contemporary performance, is celebrating its fifteenth birthday..!
In 2014 the fifteenth Emergency takes place on Saturday 4 October, at Z-arts, Manchester (12-11pm) with the callout for proposals open from Friday 25 July to Monday 25 August, 5pm — details are posted here and at emergencymcr.org
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.
And… since this is our 15th year, we wouldn’t be averse to ideas for a finale!
- a free, public micro-festival and 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.
- Download the Emergency Open Call Guidance Notes (below);
- Complete the Online Proposal form;
- Complete the Online Monitoring form (please, it really helps us!);
DEADLINE Monday 25 August 2014, 5pm.
Actual links for both forms:
Emergency 2014 is presented by Word of Warning; produced by hÅb and supported by Arts Council England, Manchester City Council STUN and Z-arts. A greenroom legacy project.