Emergency 23

Emergency 23
Sat 30 Sep 23
Sat 30 Sep 23

Emergency is our annual platform for Live Art and contemporary performance — offering a sneak preview of new live work over a single day in Manchester every autumn and now resident at Contact, its seventh home.

Manchester’s 23rd micro-marathon of the bizarre, the bold, and the beautiful takes over Contact on Saturday 30 September, Noon-10pm (times tbc).

The call for artist’s proposals is now open (and we expect to present about 20 short works throughout the building) — so if you would like to take part in what is probably England’s longest running Live Art event, please read on…

Emergency 23 Call for Proposals
Artists working in Live Art, contemporary performance, time-based media, and interdisciplinary arts are now invited to submit proposals; work can be in any relevant artform/medium, though some live presence is desirable.

Emergency 23 combines daytime durational, installation, intervention, and limited capacity work; followed by an evening of short (max 20 min) show-type pieces of work, works-in-progress, or extracts of longer works.

Manchester’s annual Live Art + performance platform, Emergency aims to be:
— a free to access 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.

For details & to apply go to emergencymcr.posthaven.com
Proposal Deadline: 5pm, Friday 4 August 2023.

Word of Warning
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