Emergency, hÅb’s annual platform for live art + contemporary performance, is now open for proposals…

Our nineteenth Emergency takes place on Saturday 6 October 2018, 12noon-10pm, in Manchester’s Z-arts (incl. STUN Studio), with the callout for proposals open until Wednesday 15 August, 5pm — see full details here.

With a whole range of spaces to fill — what we now need is a lots of great work! 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, as well as performance installation and intervention-based works in-and-around the spaces available.

To get a feel for it, have a look at the 2017 programme + gallery of images.

Emergency is:
• a pay-what-you-decide, 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.

Work can be in any relevant artform/medium, though some live presence is desirable. Show-type work should be: 20 minutes maximum in duration; low-tech or no-tech, and suitable for quick turnarounds; self-supporting in terms of props, set, equipment, and specialised technology.

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.

Please note:
• Emergency typically features at least 20 short pieces of work throughout the day/evening;
• our technology resources are limited, please bear this in mind when making a proposal;
• Emergency 2018 will offer an honorarium of up to £100 per piece selected, to cover fees/expenses.

To apply:
• download the Emergency Open Call Guidance Notes here;
• complete the Online Proposal form;
• complete the Online Monitoring form (please do, it really helps us!).
• Enquiries: emergency@habmcr.org | emergencymcr.org | #EmergencyMcr

DEADLINE: Wednesday 15 August 2018, 5pm.

Actual links, to cut + paste into a web browser:

Emergency 2018 is presented by Word of Warning, STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North) + Z-arts; produced by hÅb; supported using public funding by Arts Council England.