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!
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.
• a free, public micro-festival + open submission platform;
• an opportunity for artists to meet, show and peer-review work;
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.
DEADLINE Friday 11 August 2017, 5pm.
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.