If you're stressed about the Emergency 2013 deadline... so am I! It's a bit like those billy no mates hours before a party!

DEADLINE TODAY Wed 14 August 2013, 5pm.

Taking place on Saturday 5 October at BLANKSPACE  and Z-arts, Manchester, we now invite artists working in live art, contemporary performance, time-based media and interdisciplinary arts 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 and performance installation and works which inhabit the journey between the spaces.   

Emergency is:    
  • a free public micro-festival;   
  • 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.    

DEADLINE Wed 14 August 2013, 5pm.
Emergency cannot pay fees or expenses (though we do feed you quite well!)   

BLANKSPACE Upstairs Commission    
In addition we are looking for one durational piece, working within specific criteria, to occupy the Main Exhibition Space, upstairs at BLANKSPACE. We realise that the criteria are specific and there is therefore a budget of £250 available for this work. This is a challenging space – as it is surrounded by alcoves, in which there will be small performances and interactions taking place, with no sound baffling.  

The piece we are looking for must be durational, for a group audience that can come and go and able to co-exist with other pieces – so neither loud (preferably unamplified), nor overly sensitive to external noise spill.   

To apply for the Emergency Open Call, The BLANKSPACE Upstairs Commission, or both:

Complete the Online Proposal form (selecting Open, Upstairs commission or both);   
Complete the Online Monitoring form (please, it really helps us!);    
Keep an eye on the Emergency blog 

DEADLINE Wed 14 August 2013, 5pm.

Emergency 2013 is presented by Word of Warning; produced by hÅb + Blank Media Collective and supported by Arts Council England, Manchester City Council and Z-arts.