Emergency 22

A day out for the curious.

call-out · about · websites · Updated 17 Jun 2022

Presented by Word of Warning + Contact

Manchester’s twenty-second micro-marathon of the bizarre, the bold + the beautiful takes over Contact on Saturday 1 October — with a daytime of performance installations, one-to-ones, and interventions, followed by an evening full of short shows.

The call for artist’s proposals is now open — so if you would like to take part in what is probably England’s longest running Live Art event, please read on…


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.

For full details and to apply please go to bit.ly/Emerg22.
Proposal Deadline: Friday 5 August, 5pm.


Our annual platform for Live Art and contemporary performance, Emergency offers a sneak preview of new live work over a single day every Autumn — we expect to present about 20 short works throughout Contact at this 22nd edition on Saturday 1 October (timings tbc).

Emergency 22 produced by hÅb + Contact.


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2022

Wed 4 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Dead Cats
Thu 26 + Fri 27 May, 7pm. PWYD | Contact
Works Ahead 2022
Sat 20 Aug, 12-4pm. Free | St Ann’s Square
Sat 1 Oct | Contact
Emergency 22