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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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Peterborough Cultural Strategy Survey

Have your say about the future cultural activity. We are working with local partners in Peterborough, the City Council and Arts Council England to develop a new 10-year Cultural Strategy and we need your input. It takes about 5 minutes to complete our consultation survey. It asks your experience and hopes about arts and culture […]

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Metal Remote Residencies – February

We are pleased to announce our February artists in (remote) residence. Selected from our local communities, they will be developing their work from their home or studio, with access to our  support, networks and resources.. We are excited to see how the artists’ practice and ideas develop and the conversations shared along the way. There […]

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Metal Southend & BLESMA

Throughout 2020, Metal Southend have enjoyed partnering with Blesma – a UK wide charity supporting veterans who have suffered life-changing loss of limb and sight. Blesma support a community of veterans and families through activities of all different kinds, including sports, music, art and travel. Since lockdown began, we’ve been connecting artists with Blesma participants from […]

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Feet on Cloud by Hector Dyer

Originally created for the Common Ground artists to respond to as part of the project lab, Feet on Cloud is a work in progress from Hector Dyer, looking at the environment and democracy. Who holds governments accountable for setting their own targets, and do governments still control the democratic system? The power of big tech, […]

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Interviews with Critical Workers (2020) by Harun Morrison

Our former artist in remote residence, Harun Morrison has created an e-zine. Interviews with Critical Workers (2020) is an e-zine comprising eleven interviews between artist Harun Morrison and a cross-section of individuals working within the UK public sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. They include surgeons, junior doctors, a social worker, a psychiatrist, a student nurse, […]

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Metal Remote Residencies – January

The selected artists are from our immediate communities and will be remotely in residence with Metal, developing work in their own home or studio, accessing support from our staff, networks and resources. Throughout their residency you can keep up to date with what they are doing over on our social media platforms @MetalCultureUK where you […]

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Metal New Artist: 16-19 Year Olds

Metal is trialling some activities aimed at creative young people aged 16-19. Whether you’re doodling during Zoom classes, or wondering what lies beyond your Drama course, we would love to know what activities you would like to take part in. What do we have in mind? We want to provide FREE workshops to young people […]

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