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. Artists come from a variety of disciplines, types of practice and different places around the UK and overseas.
LABS this year have included investigations into; Digital work with emphasis on new software and hardware development; Comedy in Live Art; Protest and Propaganda in relationship to the modern Olympic movement.
We host LABS from all our spaces in Liverpool, Southend-on-Sea and Peterborough. They are designed to help artists examine and develop their practice, assist with knowledge exchange and expertise, and to provide the opportunity for time and space to develop new ideas.