Metal New Artist Network: The Full Programme

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By signing up for the Metal New Artist Network, you can access the full FREE programme which consists of below:

Information sharing
A monthly newsletter bringing together opportunities for early career artists from across the UK, prioritising our 3 locations.
Each newsletter will include details of our next training / networking opportunities, what will be coming up from Metal and, where appropriate, local and national cultural partner offerings, a creative challenge and the occasional introduction to relevant artists.
To sign up for the newsletter and other opportunities listed click here.

One section of the online training workshops is dedicated to networking with artists from each of the Metal sites. Within these networking sessions are opportunities for artists to share what they are up to, share the results from the bi-monthly creative challenge and offer support to each other.
In addition to this, each of our sites hosts a physical, quarterly networking event. Future Network (Peterborough), Future Station (Liverpool) and Future Park (Southend). Each varies according to the location but they are FREE and it is an opportunity to meet and find out about other creatives.

Training opportunities – talks and workshops
Over the next year we will be piloting a number of free online talks and workshops focusing on the mechanics of starting your career as an artist.
It’s a chance to hear from experts and peers and ask for advice. We programme these speakers based on the responses from the registration survey, in which we ask for your input on the training themes you’d like to be explored.
Each workshop will be summarised in a top-tips video from our guest speakers, which you can see on the Metal TV page.

Future Network Shorts:
A monthly virtual event co-programmed by our teams across the UK (in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend). This programme takes inspiration from our existing quarterly networking meetings at our sites.
On the last Thursday of each month (across the course of a year), we invite 6 x artists to host 10 minute sharings of their work online, delivered across a mix of virtual platforms.
We look forward to performances, conversations and experiments from artists across the UK, with a wide range of art forms being showcased digitally. For further details on this programme, and how to submit your ideas, click here.

At Metal we refer to an artists’ residency as time away from your usual environment, at one of our venues, to focus on developing an area of your practice. They provide a time of reflection, research, presentation and/or production. For us, the focus for the residency is led by the artist.
Find out more about our Time and Space residencies here.

Access to seeing work in the making:
Metal hosts artists of all disciplines who are creating work. Often these artists are keen to share their work in progress to a small, invited audience (scratch sharings) to get feedback on what works, what doesn’t. It’s a great chance to see work, network and find out about other artists’ practice, even if it’s not your art form. We will send invitations for scratch events within our Metal New Artist Network newsletter, received by all who register to join.

Want to get involved? Click here to sign up to the Metal New Artist Network.