Closing date: 5pm, Monday 11 April 2022Notification: All artists will be notified of the outcome by the week commencing the 2 May Residency period: All month-long residencies will take place between May and October 2022. There will be a second residency call out in August 2022, these residencies will take place between October 2022 – March […]
HELLO to become a permanent sculpture for City of Southend-on-Sea
Originally commissioned in partnership between Waterfronts (England’s Creative Coast) and Estuary 2021 (Metal), HELLO sculpture by Katrina Palmer was intended to stay in place for six months. It’s now been confirmed to become a permanent sculpture in Southend and will be looked after by Southend-on-Sea City Council. Estuary 2021 took place between Saturday 22 May […]
Metal Liverpool wins Impact Award for Environmental Sustainability
We did it! Metal Liverpool won the Impact Award for Environmental Sustainability in the Liverpool City Region Culture & Creativity Awards 2021.
MNAN Zine (working title) Submission Call Out!
Call out at a glance: Zine theme: your experiences of being early career artists! A piece of artwork sized A5 or landscape A4 if double spread (a max of 2 pages per artist). It can be new or existing artwork Your piece can be poetry, illustration, essay, audio, photography, collage and more! (see expanded list […]
Metal Liverpool’s Director, Shaun Curtis to leave Metal with Senior Project Manager, Jenny Porter to take over
After eight years at Metal Liverpool, Director Shaun Curtis is leaving to embark on a new role as Senior Curator Learning at Tate Liverpool. Metal will be welcoming Senior Project Manager, Jenny Porter to the role as Interim Director.
South Essex councils select Metal to lead regional cultural work
Southend-based arts organisation Metal has been selected to lead a cultural strategy programme by the Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASELA).
Chief Executive Officer & Artistic Director
We’re re-recruiting for a Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director to join our 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 to […]
Sophie Neville Wants To Know About Your Taste, Perceptions and Expectations!
One of our residency artists, Sophie Neville, is working on a project called ‘Tawdry’ which explores how ideas of taste, perceptions and expectations have an effect on the way women are treated. She will be looking at the project through the lens of Saint Audrey, an Anglo Saxon saint whose name gives us the word […]
Welcoming our new Kickstarters to the Metal team!
We want to give a big warm welcome to three new starters on our Metal team! Ellis Williams recently joined Metal Liverpool as an Administrative Assistant, Harry Calladine as a Digital Marketing Assistant at Metal Southend and Molly Chambers is an Artist-in-Residence at Metal Peterborough! Our new starters have joined Metal through the Kickstart Scheme […]
Hwa Young Is Looking For a Youth Worker!
Socially engaged artist Hwa Young Jung is looking for a youth worker to ride shotgun! Hwa is looking for a youth worker to help further develop PTown Bay MMXXX, a board game co-created with young people (14-15 years olds) who are learning outside the mainstream education system at the Nacro Education and Skills Centre in […]
Call Out: Metal New Artist Network Zine Producer
The Project This summer, Metal will be publishing a zine filled with experiences of being an early career artist. The zine will showcase the work of artists within the Metal New Artist Network, as well as sharing advice, motivation and/or provocations about the reality of starting a career in the arts. It will feature up […]
Estuary 2021 generates over £16.8 million of economic activity for the region
2021 was a phenomenal year for the Thames Estuary. Estuary 2021 festival took place over 23 days in May and June, across 107 miles of estuary coastline, at over 94 locations in the landscape with 66 partner Covid-safe venues.