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Future Network Shorts is a monthly virtual event co-programmed by our teams across the UK (in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend).
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.
These sharings might exist as Zoom calls, pre-recorded video, live sessions on social media, or as virtual exhibitions on our website. Digital audiences are invited to watch or take part in renditions of existing work, collaborations, informal talks, how-to guides, scratch shows and more.Future Network Shorts have been developed from existing live events which take place at all Metal venues (Future Network in Peterborough, Future Park in Southend and Future Station in Liverpool).

Through this programme, we aim to support artists at this testing time and connect them with our online communities through diverse, entertaining and engaging content.

Metal are particularly interested in supporting artists with an interest in participation and socially engaged practice from diverse backgrounds, with unique personal perspectives to offer. We welcome artists of all disciplines, from all career levels to be a part of this project.



25 FEB : Future Network Shorts #9
25 MAR : Future Network Shorts #10




Previously featured artists :

Amina AtiqRead Amina’s blog piece here and watch her interviews as part of ‘Broken Biscuits’. 

Maria Amidu : #feelingallthefeelings is available to read here: www.mariaand.co/window

Tanja Erhart + Katharina Senk

Amy Pennington

Sarah Blanc

George Maund

Stormy J

Rachael House

Daniel & Clara

Pierce Starre

Charley Genever & Lukhmann Ali : Find out about Syntax Poetry Festival here.

Blue Saint


Inara Tsenina

Taylor ​Jack Smith

Malika Speaks

George Lacey & Richard Seaman : GuyMart! The Musical

Bobbie Twaddle

Hwa Young Jung

Emily Bowers

Claire Collison

Harun Morrison

Adam Sadiq

Hector Dyer

Pryle Behrman – Curator of Playtime within Art Projects 2020, London Art Fair

Sorrell Kerrison

Ross Sutherland

Malika Speaks

Azara Meghie

The Coach House

Rowena Gander

Rebecca Moss

Aïcha El Beloui

Able Zine

Kiara Mohamed

Melody Sproates

Max Palmer

Madhu Manipatruni

Michelle Peterkin-Walker– Politics of Plants – Creating Dikenga’s in L8’s urban gardens.

Tia Howell

Matty May

Yvonne Hercules

Brant Tilds

Daisy Hamlin

Grace Collins & James McColl

Kooj Chuhan


Sandy Wardrop




Get involved :

To take up a sharing slot, please send a brief outline (no more than 300 words) of what you would like to share and on which digital platform. (Zoom, Instagram Live, Facebook Live, Metal’s Website, or any other platforms you like to use). Each month, we look forward to hosting 6 x artists from across the UK.
Send your proposals to paige@metalculture.com

For other opportunities, please see our Remote Residencies call-out and our ongoing programme.

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