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Metal New Artist Network Residencies

Metal is delighted to announce this residency call-out as part of our Metal New Artist Network, offering 6 opportunities for early career creatives. Overview: Closing date: EXTENSION 5pm, Tuesday 21st June Notification: All artists will be notified of outcome by week commencing 11th July Residency period: A part-time structured residency will take place from Monday […]

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Agency for Creative Production – Placements

PLACEMENT DESCRIPTION  Putting Production Into Practice | Creative Production Placement | £9.50p/h     Agency for Creative Production (ACP) are working with Metal to deliver a hands-on creative experience for 10 x individuals aged 16 – 25, delving into the process of production and live events.  The placements will run from Weds 6 July – […]

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IDEA13 & IDEA1 networks

From 2008 to 2018, Metal ran three digital networks set up for local creatives – IDEA1 in Peterborough, IDEA13 in Thurrock and IDEA13 in Southend. Each site had its own dedicated website, connecting local creatives and providing a platform to promote their work, events, opportunities and call-outs. A weekly listings newsletter was sent out to […]

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Essex Writers House 2022

ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE 1 – 30 April 2022       For the month of April 2022, Metal presents Essex Writers House, a popular annual programme hosted at Chalkwell Hall in partnership with Essex Book Festival. Across the month, we look forward to hosting a range of in-person and online events, workshops and sharings for […]

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Metal New Artist Network Zine Project

This summer, Metal will publish a zine filled with experiences of being an early career artist. The zine will showcase the work of artists within the network, as well as sharing some advice, motivation and/or provocations about the reality of starting out in an arts career. It will comprise of up to 10 submissions from […]

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Metal New Artist Network

MNAN is a digital programme of support for early-career artists. Artist-led training sessions, creative workshops, networking and sharing opportunities.

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Metal New Artist Mentoring Programme

To apply fill in application form here. Click for large texts of this information and the application form.   As part of our Metal New Artist Network – we’re excited to release (x 12) 1:1 mentoring opportunities with six brilliant and experienced artists, Hector Dyer, Hwa Young Jung, Kate Genever, Rachael House, Jo Melville and Warren […]

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Future Network

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 4 x artists to host online sharings in response to a theme and also present accompanying material through a contribution to Metal’s website. Future Network expands on our previous programme, Future […]

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Art Makes Children Powerful

Metal presents a new in-school creative learning project for young people and their teachers, shaped by artists and practitioners living and working in South Essex. This programme celebrates creativity in all forms!   The programme includes creative professional development for local teachers and artists, supporting them to discover new art forms, share skills and build […]

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Future Networks Shorts

FUTURE NETWORK SHORTS   Future Network Shorts was a monthly virtual event co-programmed by our teams across the UK (in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend). The programme, launched and lasted throughout 10 months of the UK lockdown. It was designed to support artists during this testing time, connecting them with our online communities through diverse, entertaining […]

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Culture LABs

Metal runs a programme of Culture LABS each year that brings together groups of artists and thinkers in exploratory, week-long, intensive residencies around different themes and subjects.

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Future Network

FUTURE NETWORK At each of our Metal sites, we run regular free networking and sharing evenings for creatives at all levels of their careers. Artists working in all disciplines are welcome to drop by. If there’s a particular topic you’d like us to cover or an inspiring speaker you’d like us to invite, we’d love to […]

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