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Tijs van Bakel – Future Networks: Test, Try, Fail

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 artists to host online sharings in response to a theme and also present accompanying material through a contribution to Metal’s website. For this Future Network the theme is Test, Try, Fail […]

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E. Macbean Studio – Future Network: Test, Try, Fail

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 artists to host online sharings in response to a theme and also present accompanying material through a contribution to Metal’s website. For this Future Network the theme is Try, Test, Fail […]

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Roxanne Carney – Future Network: Test, Try, Fail

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 artists to host online sharings in response to a theme and also present accompanying material through a contribution to Metal’s website. For this Future Network the theme is Test, Try, Fail […]

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Monique Jackson – Future Network: Try, Test, Fail

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 artists to host online sharings in response to a theme and also present accompanying material through a contribution to Metal’s website. For this Future Network the theme is Try, Test, Fail […]

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Public Statement – An English Garden

On 23 June 2021, Metal took the heart-breaking decision to take down an artwork from Gunners Park in Shoeburyness that was part of Estuary 2021, called An English Garden by Gabriella Hirst. This work had been commissioned for Estuary 2021 by Metal and The Old Waterworks and put in place, having gone through all the […]

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Metal Artist Residencies: Open Call

Metal Residencies Closing date: Monday 2 August 2021 at 5pmNotification: All artists will be notified of outcome by Friday 27 AugustResidency period: All month-long residencies will take place between September 2021 and March 2022Number of Residencies available: 21 (7 at each location – Liverpool, Peterborough, Southend)Offer: £1000 fee, use of Metal facilities and resources, staff […]

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Essex Writers House – Writer in Residence: Tim Burrows

ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE WRITER IN RESIDENCE ANNOUNCED! Essex Writers’ House in partnership with English PEN (as part of their centenary celebrations) are delighted to announce writer and journalist Tim Burrows as the writer in residence for June. A recurring subject in Tim’s work is society, politics and Essex. In recent years he has written a […]

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Remote Residency : Jessica Reeves

In response to the impact felt by many freelance artists and creative practitioners as a result of the Covid-19, Metal reframed our usual, annual programme of Artists in Residence to create 18 new Remote Residencies – on offer to our local creative communities in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend-on-Sea, each with an artist fee of £1000 […]

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Race Equality Statement

Race Equality Statement

May 2021 Last year we shared a statement to express our support for and solidarity with Black people and communities everywhere in the fight against racism in all its forms. We remain committed to a process of reading, listening, learning and discussion, as well as delivering against the set of actions that we as an […]

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Wonder Women – Artist Call Out

Artist Commission to design and deliver a series of creative workshops for Women in Peterborough over 6 months. X1 ARTISTS COMMISSIONS @ £4500 Click here to apply – Deadline: Tuesday 25th May Click here to read the full artist brief You can also download our Frequently Asked Questions here THE COMMISSION Metal is commissioning a […]

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Metal Remote Residences – March

We are very pleased to announce our final round of artists in (remote) residence. Each artist was selected from our local communities and will be developing their work from their home or studio, with access to our support, networks and resources. We look forward to welcoming our March artists and seeing how their practice and […]

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What next for the Creative Industries in South Essex?

Have your say about the future of the creative sector in South Essex. What do we need? Where is our untapped potential? How do we make it happen? How can we work together? Your input is vital. Join the conversation, take the survey. ASELA (the Association of South Essex Local Authorities) has committed to a […]

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