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Artistic Director & CEO Recruitment

Welly O’Brien kneeling on a pink velvet chaise longue, wearing white fishnet tights with diamante detailing, a blue and white sequined bodysuit and red lipstick. They have one hand on their hip and the other on the chair. In the background, there is pink fringed material hung like bunting, and plants on stands and on the ground.

We are currently recruiting for an Artistic Director & CEO to join the Metal team!  This role is for a dynamic, entrepreneurial and creative individual, with drive, experience and excitement to lead one of the UK’s most ambitious multi-site, catalyst arts organisations. We are looking for candidates who reflect the diversity of the country today […]

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Artists-In-Residence 2021-22

We are very pleased to announce our new Artists-In-Residence for our 2021-22 programme. Each artist was selected from our local communities and creatives can choose to work from home, in their own studio supported by Metal staff, or in our Metal spaces. We look forward to welcoming our new programme of artists and seeing how […]

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Reader In Residence Call Out

Reader in Residence – Radical Reading Room Metal is delighted to announce a call-out for its Readers in Residence programme, in response to the Radical Reading Room. Quick overview: Six Readers in Residence for local and national artists, activists, academics, writers, collectives and collaborators at any stage of their career. Each Reader will be awarded […]

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Tijs van Bakel – Future Networks: Test, Try, Fail

Future Network is a quarterly virtual event co-programmed by our teams across the UK (in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend). Throughout the year, we invite artists to host online sharings in response to a theme and also present accompanying material through a contribution to Metal’s website. For this Future Network the theme is Test, Try, Fail […]

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E. Macbean Studio – Future Network: Test, Try, Fail

Future Network is a quarterly virtual event co-programmed by our teams across the UK (in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend). Throughout the year, we invite artists to host online sharings in response to a theme and also present accompanying material through a contribution to Metal’s website. For this Future Network the theme is Try, Test, Fail […]

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Roxanne Carney – Future Network: Test, Try, Fail

Future Network is a quarterly virtual event co-programmed by our teams across the UK (in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend). Throughout the year, we invite artists to host online sharings in response to a theme and also present accompanying material through a contribution to Metal’s website. For this Future Network the theme is Test, Try, Fail […]

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Monique Jackson – Future Network: Try, Test, Fail

Future Network is a quarterly virtual event co-programmed by our teams across the UK (in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend). Throughout the year, we invite artists to host online sharings in response to a theme and also present accompanying material through a contribution to Metal’s website. For this Future Network the theme is Try, Test, Fail […]

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Public Statement – An English Garden

On 23 June 2021, Metal took the heart-breaking decision to take down an artwork from Gunners Park in Shoeburyness that was part of Estuary 2021, called An English Garden by Gabriella Hirst. This work had been commissioned for Estuary 2021 by Metal and The Old Waterworks and put in place, having gone through all the […]

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Metal Artist Residencies: Open Call

Metal Residencies Closing date: Monday 2 August 2021 at 5pmNotification: All artists will be notified of outcome by Friday 27 AugustResidency period: All month-long residencies will take place between September 2021 and March 2022Number of Residencies available: 21 (7 at each location – Liverpool, Peterborough, Southend)Offer: £1000 fee, use of Metal facilities and resources, staff […]

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Essex Writers House – Writer in Residence: Tim Burrows

ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE WRITER IN RESIDENCE ANNOUNCED! Essex Writers’ House in partnership with English PEN (as part of their centenary celebrations) are delighted to announce writer and journalist Tim Burrows as the writer in residence for June. A recurring subject in Tim’s work is society, politics and Essex. In recent years he has written a […]

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Remote Residency : Jessica Reeves

In response to the impact felt by many freelance artists and creative practitioners as a result of the Covid-19, Metal reframed our usual, annual programme of Artists in Residence to create 18 new Remote Residencies – on offer to our local creative communities in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend-on-Sea, each with an artist fee of £1000 […]

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