Author: Mike Pony

CTRL Artist Development 2024 Highlights Video

CTRL programme results in four research and development residencies exploring creative technology. CTRL (Creative Technology Research Labs) was a six month programme developed by Submerge and The Lowry, supporting artists to develop their skills in creative technology performance, immersive experience making, and digital creation tools. As a result of the programme we offered four research […]

Submerge and The Lowry announce Creative Technology Artist Development Programme

Seeking 12 Greater Manchester artists interested in exploring creative technology arts and performance! Submerge and The Lowry are delighted to launch CTRL (Creative Technology Research Labs) – a 6-month pilot development programme for artists based in Greater Manchester looking to learn and develop skills in creative technology performance, immersive experience making, and digital creation tools, supported by Arts Council England. Through […]

Submerge Festival 2022 Highlights Video

Check out the highlights from our 2022 festival! In March 2022, Submerge took the plunge and launched itself headfirst into Manchester with a packed programme of international art, music and creative technology events, talks and workshops. 36 Artists From 8 Countries32 Events Over 11 Days13 Iconic Manchester Venues Here is the gorgeous wrap video created […]

Seeking Wild Voices to look into the future beyond our post-pandemic world

Can you help co-create a new vocal work capturing experiences of the past 2 years in song? We’re looking for people to join our project Covid Song Cycle: Wild Voices, in partnership with Contact, composer Michael Betteridge, writer and performer, mandla and creative producer Holly Hunter. What does our collective future look like post-Covid? What […]

Imagining Futures: What If?

Rethinking Europe’s independent festival landscape A new publication created by members of the Imagining Futures network, a EUNIC funded project in partnership with the Goethe-Institut London and Transform Festival, Leeds UK A year into the Covid-19 pandemic, we were invited to join Imagining Futures, a new network which brought together twelve innovative performing arts festivals […]

Submerge best bits and a big thank you to Manchester!

Thanks for coming! Re-live some of the best moments of Submerge Festival with our photo recap. In March 2022, Submerge took the plunge and launched itself headfirst into Manchester with a packed programme of international art, music and creative technology events, talks and workshops. Releasing the festival into a city already known for high-quality art […]

Three international performances not to miss at Submerge Festival

Three sensational international performances you won’t want to miss at this year’s Submerge Festival in Manchester. Heres a handy guide to a few of the brilliant international artists at Submerge Festival in Manchester this year! Submerge Festival 2022 is themed around resistance; the practice of revealing and refusing oppressive ideas, rules and structures. Through collective […]

Join our Queer Theory For Queer Artists workshop!

Calling artists, producers, performers, and anyone who wants to understand how their artistic practice might use or already be using Queer Theory! Professor Jackie Stacey and Dr Monica Pearl helping to demystify the terms and ideas that have influenced and fuelled queer art practice in a half-day workshop. Together they will help demystify the terms […]

Casting Call for Performers to work with Award Winning International Artist Saeborg

Seeking eight performers to work with Award Winning International Artist Saeborg! Submerge are looking for eight performers who are comfortable wearing restrictive latex to take part in the sensational UK premiere live performance of Pigpen, by award-winning Japanese artist Saeborg. The performance will take place at Submerge Festival on Saturday 19th March (Paid) In Pigpen, […]

Meet the Manifesto Makers who helped create All Things Equal

Meet the four creatives who worked behind the scenes to help create Urban Projections’ audiovisual installation. This week saw the world premiere of Urban Projections’ (Rebecca Smith) installation at Depot Mayfield. Soundtracked by Loraine James, with spoken word from Princess Arinola Adegbite, the event marked the opening of Submerge Festival 2022! As part of the […]