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Time and Space Residencies

Metal’s Time and Space Residencies are open opportunities for artists working in all disciplines to access Metal’s spaces, the support of its staff and its local, national and international networks.

With two application deadlines each year the selection process is favourable to artists looking to develop their practices or with a specific idea or project to develop. Metal has 10 Time and Space residencies to offer each year.  3 in Southend / 4 in Liverpool / 3 in Peterborough.

Our Time and Space residencies are by application– with two application deadlines each year.

Next Deadline: 31 March 2018

To apply click here.

 

Our Time and Space Residencies offer the following resources to artists at Metal’s venues:-

In Southend

Accommodation for two people – or 4 people sharing bedrooms.

Access to a dedicated work space – can accommodate up to 6 people working together (n.b. our space in southend is not suitable to use as an artist’s studio – perfect for ideas development, writing, script development, post-production work, initial readings & some small scale rehearsal.

All costs of space met – i.e. light / heat / water etc

Length of stay – flexible – anything up to a month-long stay in accommodation (20 working days).  Use of other spaces longer periods can be negotiated.

Access to Metal staff time/advice;

Access to Metal resources such as broadband/workstation etc

Southend on Sea is a 45min train journey to east London and as such has fantastic access to the cultural offer in London.

 

In Liverpool

– Access to Metal’s spaces at Edge Hill Station, studio/desk space,  50 seat engine room and upper engine room, a 23 seat performance/screening space, kitchen event space and garden

– Access to redeveloped railway arches, an outdoor making and growing space

– Nurturing supportive environment

– Metal’s community of studio and resident artists

– Funding advice and support

– Access to wider networks of expertise through Metal’s regional, national and international networks

All costs of space met – i.e. light / heat / water / broadband etc

Length of stay – flexible – anything up to six months (120 working days)

Liverpool has a thriving cultural scene and is 30 mins train journey from Manchester too.

Currently we have no accommodation facilities in Liverpool but we can assist in helping you to find some.

 

In Peterborough

Access to a dedicated work space – there are a number of types of spaces available depending on the type of work being developed, including:-

– Short term studio space –

– Ground floor scratch performance space – suitable for up to 15 people working together

– Desk space for writing / design / computer and digital work

All costs of space met – i.e. light / heat / water etc

Length of stay – flexible – anything up to six months (120 working days)

Access to Metal staff time/advice; Metal resources such as broadband/workstation etc

Peterborough has a burgeoning cultural scene and is just 45 mins train journey from Kings Cross, London and as such has fantastic access to the cultural offer in London.

Currently we have no accommodation facilities in Peterborough.

 

Criteria for artists applying for Time and Space

Must be:-

• an established artist with at least 5 years in practice

• currently exploring a new aspect / project  / development in their own practice

• prepared to commit the time necessary to the process and to ensure that the opportunity is made full use of

• prepared to ensure that Metal’s Venue is respected and looked after during stay

• prepared to make a contribution to Metal’s ongoing programme (e.g. give a talk / Future Network meeting / contribute to an event / or other.

• prepared to make a contribution to Metal’s website (e.g. images / video podcast / written contribution)

Artists who are selected for a Time and Space residency are expected to be self motivated, self organizing and self contained and to meet all their own expenses other than working space (and accommodation if in Southend).

Please note: These residencies do not offer a fee or any per diems.

Whether you have a fully formed idea or just need time and space to develop your work Time and Space residencies are hugely valuable  experiences to  help create new work and expand practices.

Metal’s Venues

Chalkwell Hall – Southend

Metal’s space in Southend on Sea, Chalkwell Hall is a stunning Georgian Manor House built in 1830 recently renovated by Metal into a low carbon house for the development of artistic ideas.  It has flexible working space, two double bedrooms, a magnificent dining room and a year round programme of artist’s residencies and multi-disciplinary projects and events.

Edge Hill Station – Liverpool

Metal’s space in Liverpool, Edge Hill Station is the oldest passenger railway station in the world.  Built in 1836 the space is an inspiring location for the creation of work.  The space lends itself to the creation of visual art due to the size and industrial nature of the buildings, however, we will also consider applications from writers, theatre practitioners and start-up creative industries such as graphic designers, architects etc. To view an image pack click HERE.

Chauffeurs Cottage – Peterborough

Originally a residential property in the Cathedral grounds, Chauffeurs Cottage was recently renovated by Metal into a hub of flexible office, studio, performance and meeting spaces. There are also dedicated facilities for sound recording and digital production and a large courtyard with a grand entrance gate that is part of the original Cathedral wall. It is in the heart of Peterborough’s beautiful medieval city centre.

To apply click here.