Visceral & Immersive Contemporary Arts
Submerge is a UK-based producing organisation supporting artists who make visceral cross-disciplinary arts experiences that merge contemporary performance, music and creative technology. We love to work with artists who make artistic experiences that are difficult to define by single genre; our favourite works combine live art, body-based performance, immersive theatre, dance, sound, club performance, electronic music, audio-visual and digital practice in surprising new forms.
Submerge thrives on creating opportunities for audiences to engage with cutting-edge contemporary art, performance and music. We present artists and artworks in accessible formats, immersive environments, and unusual locations. We take an intersectional approach to curation, presenting challenging art made by, with and for diverse artists, audiences and communities.
Submerge believes in the power of the arts to enrich lives, encourage people to think about the world from new perspectives, and bring communities together. We take a specific focus on amplifying the work of queer, trans*, non-binary and genderfluid makers and performers.
Submerge have presented two international festivals of contemporary art from the edges (2016: fathoms / 2019: belonging, Bristol) funded by Arts Council England. These festivals were produced in partnership with Watershed, Pervasive Media Studio, Arnolfini, We The Curious, Colston Hall and Loco Klub. Submerge are experienced in producing innovative programmes of boundary-pushing arts and music experiences and are open to forming new partnerships. We are actively seeking to produce new programmes of work nationally and internationally; please get in touch to find out more.