On the Verge festival
On the Verge is an exciting and dynamic biennial festival, dedicated to supporting and showcasing provocative new work by emerging artists, presented in unusual places and spaces, across Liverpool.

Previous years’ locations include a garden, a car, a museum, a street alley, an office, a hotel, a private residency and many more. It is up to the artist to specify the location or type of place for the work to be performed. Hope Street works with successful applicants as required, to secure the desired space. We look for the most exciting, edgy and innovative work by the next generation of performance makers and creators. 
Presented by Hope Street Ltd, a Liverpool-based organisation with almost 30 years' experience of developing artists and artforms, On the Verge not only showcases new work, it is also a programme during which the selected artists/companies have access to a bespoke package of developmental support from Hope Street before, during and after the festival. This may take the form of creative production support, help with funding, creative mentoring, marketing and future planning.

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