Divergency is an informal network, supporting a small group of culturally diverse artists to explore live art in their practice. Bringing together both new artists and those experienced in different artforms, Divergency is a year-round programme of exploring and making, watching and talking.

We meet, we talk, we eat (often), we see work and we explore — through a series of workshops led by both the group and invited guest artists.

So far Divergency has seed-funded seven early stage works, shown at various stages of development in October 2016, and following a subsequent event in March 2017 the group has widened — their development continues…

Since March 2020, we have been meeting weekly online, have done Zoom workshops and sharings and even a live event Botanic in Hulme Garden Centre.

Divergency was established in 2014 in response to a Creative Case North residency investigating under-representation in Live Art, and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by hÅb + STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North).

Divergency welcomes new members, so if you’d like to know more please contact: