GemArts invests in R&D and encourages artists to take risks in their art making, collaborating and commissioning ground-breaking, innovative projects and productions and supporting intercultural collaborations in a range of contexts.
Recent commissions/co-commissions include:
Svara Kanti - led by guitarist Simon Thacker
The Sense of An Ending – Red Road Dance Theatre
Beneath the Surface - Bobby Tiwana
The Great North Passion – station no. 3 – Mohammed Ali (Aerosol Ali)
Double Dutch; a game – Isabel Lima
Erhebung – ATMA Dance Company (co commission)
Jugni - Sonia Sabri Company
At GemArts we offer artists the space and support they need to make their project ideas a reality, and to make sure that audiences can access and enjoy new art works.
"GemArts are a visionary organisation. Their work in promoting high quality South Asian Arts and works by female choreographers is far-reaching, and an invaluable contribution to the performing arts in Britain. Over the past eight years they have been and continue to be a valued key promoter/partner organisation, co-commissioning as well as presenting my work as part of Angika and now as ATMA Dance in the North East."
Artistic director, ATMA Dance
For more information on GemArts previous commissions visit the Projects section of this website. We are keen for artists to get in contact,to share ideas and explore how GemArts can support artistic development, if you would like to discuss your work please contact Vikas Kumar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0191 440 4124.
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