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Metal New Artist Network Residencies

Metal is delighted to announce this residency call-out as part of our Metal New Artist Network, offering 6 opportunities for early career creatives. Overview: Closing date: EXTENSION 5pm, Tuesday 21st June Notification: All artists will be notified of outcome by week commencing 11th July Residency period: A part-time structured residency will take place from Monday […]

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In Other Words 2

Through prose, poetry, drawing and photography In Other Words 2 is a continuation of a collection of urgent reflections, created by artists exploring their hopes and fears at a time of global crisis. It is a clarion call for change from a group rich in wisdom, shared experience, and what it means to be marginalised […]

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Art workshops with Artist Madhu Manipatruni at PARCA’s’s Breakfast Club.

Art workshops with Artist Madhu Manipatruni at PARCA’s’s Breakfast Club. Metal are excited to join Parca (Peterborough Asylum and Refugee Centre) at their Friday morning Breakfast Club for a series of 8 art workshops with artist Madhu Manipatruni.  Together with Madhu participants are exploring different textile techniques and mark making, working towards making tablecloth(s) / […]

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IDEA13 & IDEA1 networks

From 2008 to 2018, Metal ran three digital networks set up for local creatives – IDEA1 in Peterborough, IDEA13 in Thurrock and IDEA13 in Southend. Each site had its own dedicated website, connecting local creatives and providing a platform to promote their work, events, opportunities and call-outs. A weekly listings newsletter was sent out to […]

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Wonder Women Pop-Up exhibition

Wonder Women is a project that has been exploring what a women’s space, programme or network might look like for Peterborough.   This exhibition shares some of the beautiful artwork made by participants at the Allma Iqbal Centre, Millfield Community Association and Paston Farm Community Centre. Their views and opinions of what they would like to […]

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Fest en Fest

Metal has been working with H2 Dance on their project, Fest en Fest – YOUTH. Fest en Fest invites young people including those from Peterborough College to come together and think about what a festival of the future might look and feel like. Young people will initiate, run and curate a festival as they want […]

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Metal New Artist Network Zine Project

This summer, Metal will publish a zine filled with experiences of being an early career artist. The zine will showcase the work of artists within the network, as well as sharing some advice, motivation and/or provocations about the reality of starting out in an arts career. It will comprise of up to 10 submissions from […]

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Metal New Artist Network

MNAN is a digital programme of support for early-career artists. Artist-led training sessions, creative workshops, networking and sharing opportunities.

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Metal New Artist Mentoring Programme

To apply fill in application form here. Click for large texts of this information and the application form.   As part of our Metal New Artist Network – we’re excited to release (x 12) 1:1 mentoring opportunities with six brilliant and experienced artists, Hector Dyer, Hwa Young Jung, Kate Genever, Rachael House, Jo Melville and Warren […]

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Radical Reading Room

Metal is excited to be hosting one of the Radical Reading Rooms, as part of a pilot programme with Pluto Press and the Left Book Club. About The Radical Reading Room Project The Radical Reading Room (RRR) is a new collaborative project opening up local public spaces and providing a wealth of educational tools which […]

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Peterborough Pride Youth Panel 2021

Working with Peterborough based LGBTQIA+ groups in the city, The kite Trust and The Q Group, we invited the young people to be part of a programming panel as part of Peterborough Pride 2021. We had a core group of keen young people attend all the sessions, with regular repeat attendees each week. The sessions […]

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