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 and engaging content.
On the last Thursday of each month (across the course of a year), we invited 6 x artists to host short sharings of their work online, delivered across a mix of virtual platforms.
Future Network Shorts was developed from existing live events which, prior to lockdown, took place regularly at all Metal venues (Future Network in Peterborough, Future Park in Southend and Future Station in Liverpool).
Future Network Shorts included performances, conversations and experiments from artists across the UK, with a wide range of art forms being showcased digitally, existing initially as Zoom calls, pre-recorded video and virtual exhibitions, before being transferred to Instagram, utilising Instagram Live as a platform for real-time sharings.
Digital audiences watched or took part in renditions of existing work, collaborations, informal talks, how-to guides, scratch shows and more, hosted by artists from a range of diverse backgrounds, practices and career levels, each with unique personal perspectives to offer.
George Lacey & Richard Seaman : GuyMart! The Musical
Pryle Behrman – Curator of Playtime within Art Projects 2020, London Art Fair
Michelle Peterkin-Walker– Politics of Plants – Creating Dikenga’s in L8’s urban gardens.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For other opportunities, please see our Remote Residencies call-out and our ongoing programme.
There are no related events.