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We are really delighted to let you know that Metal were successful in our bid to remain an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation for a further four years from 2018 – 2022, announced yesterday (27 June 2017).

This award enables us to continue our work in the cities of Liverpool and Peterborough and across the region of South Essex working from our base in Southend-on-Sea.

Across all our sites, each year Metal works with approximately:-
175 artists-in-residence: supporting their practice and the development of new ideas
1400 artists: showcasing their work through festivals, exhibitions, talks and other events
12,000 young people: actively taking part in creative workshops, learning activities and projects
1.3million – live audiences

Many events are entirely free – for details of what’s on at the moment, please see our What’s On page here.

Our NPO award is for £565,378 per annum. This breaks down into our three regions as follows:-

Liverpool: £188,459
Peterborough: £188,459
Southend: £188,459

Many, many thanks to all our partners, supporters, funders, artists, participants, audience members and particularly our many volunteers, who enable us to continue delivering great projects.

Photo above: Simon Fowler