Emergency is our annual platform for live art + contemporary performance, featuring at least 25 short pieces of work over a day/evening in Manchester…

Our seventeenth Emergency took place on Saturday 1 October 2016 (12noon-10pm) in Manchester’s Z-arts, including the STUN Studio, featuring some 28 live works — see our gallery of images from the event.

To get a feel for it, have a look at 2015’s image gallery + programme, or delve further with 2014’s gallery + programme.

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.
• Enquiries: emergency@habarts.org | emergencymcr.org | #EmergencyMcr

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