Working with Schools

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Across all three sites, we work extensively with primary and secondary schools, as well as HE and FE colleges and universities. We offer a number of ways for schools to get involved with the work that we do. We also welcome any ideas you might have on how we can support you in delivering creative education.

Here are some ways you can get involved, with offerings from all Metal sites.

  • Check our Residencies page to see a full list of multi-disciplinary artists who are working with us. Many of our artists in residence work with community groups and young people within their work, and may be able to meet, talk to and inspire your students – broadening their understanding of contemporary arts and associated career choices.
  • We can create tailor-made education days and workshops for local schools, community groups and young people’s support groups. Whether you’d like to explore poetry, music, digital art or theatre, we can work with artists to deliver a brilliant experience to inspire young people.
  • In-school talks for students by Metal staff around creative career opportunities and volunteering in the arts. We can also attend career fairs – just let us know if you’d like us to come.
  • We have an extensive network of local artists who are experienced in delivery arts workshops in sound, digital, visual arts, literature, dance and theatre. We can help with advice around approaching these artists.
  • Get in touch to find out about our Work Experience opportunities. For a taste of what we can offer, watch this short film.