Emerge is an arts festival model which is commissioned and delivered by young people across multiple sites on the same day.


Funded by Spirit 2012, this project commissions young, emerging artists to direct community verbal arts festivals celebrating the life and work of William Shakespeare. The young artists taking part are able to enhance their artistic practice and develop a diverse set of skills in leading, programming and planning a festival.


The aim is to develop a cohort of exciting young artists who are willing and able to contribute to the cultural education of the region's 1 million children and young people.

Recent posts from our growing community

Blog#3 The social impact of young peoples lack of inhibitions
Aaron Belcher
Festival Day
Shakesperts Emerge2019
Emerge Cannock Chase 2019 - The Finale!
Victoria Pritchard
Photograph for Emerge South Holland: Final Artist Vlog
Emerge South Holland: Final Artist Vlog
George Barnett
5 things we LOVE about Ashfield
Olivia Wheeler
Photograph for Mansfield Emerge - Preparing the Festival!
Mansfield Emerge - Preparing the Festival!
Matt Miller
Shaking Shakespeare Up
Shakesperts Emerge2019
Blog #2 'Community Connections and Creating Opportunities'
Aaron Belcher
Emerge Cannock Chase: New Year, New Motivation!
Victoria Pritchard
Photograph for Emerge Sandwell. finding a Venue and creating content
Emerge Sandwell. finding a Venue and creating content
Smoking Guns
Photograph for Emerge Festival Blog – No. 2 By Namiwa Jazz
Emerge Festival Blog – No. 2 By Namiwa Jazz
Namiwa Jazz
Emerge Festival Blog – No. 1 By Namiwa Jazz
Namiwa Jazz
Photograph for South Holland Emerge 2019 - Artist Vlog 2
South Holland Emerge 2019 - Artist Vlog 2
George Barnett
Photograph for Shakesperts Shaking Up Shakespeare
Shakesperts Shaking Up Shakespeare
Shakesperts Emerge2019
Recording Shakespeare by John
Shakesperts Emerge2019
Smoking Guns- Gunpowder Start
Smoking Guns
Photograph for South Holland Emerge 2019 - Artist Vlog 1
South Holland Emerge 2019 - Artist Vlog 1
George Barnett
Photograph for Mansfield Emerge - Finding a Venue and Getting Underway!
Mansfield Emerge - Finding a Venue and Getting Underway!
Matt Miller
Artist Blog #1 'Young Voices'
Aaron Belcher
Emerge Cannock Chase! The story so far...
Victoria Pritchard
Shakespeare : To FEAR or NOT to fear
Olivia Wheeler
Photograph for Shakespeare Drop Down School Day
Shakespeare Drop Down School Day
Shakesperts Emerge2019
WELCOME TO ASHFIELD
Olivia Wheeler
Photograph for A Response to the Emerge Festival by Manic Arts in Dudley
A Response to the Emerge Festival by Manic Arts in Dudley
Emerge Festival
RANDOM ACTS OF SHAKESPEARE – WE DID IT, BOSTON! By Charley
Emerge Festival
Sandwell’s Shakespeare Celebration- By Sophie
Emerge Festival
Photograph for Stories From The Trees - By Clown Funeral
Stories From The Trees - By Clown Funeral
Emerge Festival
Festivals and Friendship in Mansfield and Ashfield - By Luke Clarke
Emerge Festival
Photograph for Emerge Corby 2018! By Emily York
Emerge Corby 2018! By Emily York
Emerge Festival
Photograph for Horncastle Festival -By the Egg Box Theatre Team
Horncastle Festival -By the Egg Box Theatre Team
Emerge Festival
Fun, Creativity and Shakespeare in Cannock Chase- By Josh Hawkins
Emerge Festival
The Show Must Go On - By Siobhan Donnelley
Emerge Festival
Shakespearience - By Daisy
Emerge Festival
Photograph for Emerge Festival Horncastle by Egg Box
Emerge Festival Horncastle by Egg Box
Emerge Festival
Emerge Festival Tamworth by Siobhan
Emerge Festival
Emerge Festival Sandwell by Sophie
Emerge Festival
Emerge Festival Corby by Emily
Emerge Festival
Emerge Festival Mansfield by Luke
Emerge Festival
Photograph for Emerge Festival Boston by Charley
Emerge Festival Boston by Charley
Emerge Festival
Emerge Festival Dudley by Manic Arts
Emerge Festival
Photograph for Emerge Festival Walsall by Clown Funeral
Emerge Festival Walsall by Clown Funeral
Emerge Festival
Emerge Festival Ashfield by Jo
Emerge Festival
Emerge Festival Cannock Chase by Josh
Emerge Festival
Photograph for Emerge Festival Wolverhampton by Daisy
Emerge Festival Wolverhampton by Daisy
Emerge Festival
Emerge Festival South Holland by MYTHM
Emerge Festival