Projects: Southend

Home > Projects > Southend

Anvil – Metal New Artist Network Zine

In April 2022, Metal announced a call out for submissions of artwork, essays, prose and more, that capture the experiences of being an early career artist. These submissions were curated and placed into a zine, Anvil.  Made up of 16 submissions from early career artists from across the UK, Anvil showcases the work of artists […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Agency for Creative Production – Placements

PLACEMENT DESCRIPTION  Putting Production Into Practice | Creative Production Placement | £9.50p/h     Agency for Creative Production (ACP) are working with Metal to deliver a hands-on creative experience for 10 x individuals aged 16 – 25, delving into the process of production and live events.  The placements will run from Weds 6 July – […]

Read more

Essex Writers House 2022

ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE 1 – 30 April 2022       For the month of April 2022, Metal presents Essex Writers House, a popular annual programme hosted at Chalkwell Hall in partnership with Essex Book Festival. Across the month, we look forward to hosting a range of in-person and online events, workshops and sharings for […]

Read more

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.

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Future Network

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 4 x artists to host online sharings in response to a theme and also present accompanying material through a contribution to Metal’s website. Future Network expands on our previous programme, Future […]

Read more

Art Makes Children Powerful

Metal presents a new in-school creative learning project for young people and their teachers, shaped by artists and practitioners living and working in South Essex. This programme celebrates creativity in all forms!   The programme includes creative professional development for local teachers and artists, supporting them to discover new art forms, share skills and build […]

Read more

Future Networks Shorts

FUTURE NETWORK SHORTS   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 […]

Read more

Culture LABs

Metal runs a programme of Culture LABS each year that brings together groups of artists and thinkers in exploratory, week-long, intensive residencies around different themes and subjects.

Read more

Future Network

FUTURE NETWORK At each of our Metal sites, we run regular free networking and sharing evenings for creatives at all levels of their careers. Artists working in all disciplines are welcome to drop by. If there’s a particular topic you’d like us to cover or an inspiring speaker you’d like us to invite, we’d love to […]

Read more

NetPark

NetPark is the World’s first Digital Art Park and a new, permanent visitor attraction for Southend. “In all the years I have lived in the area – including the years I lived practically opposite the park – I’ve never just sat there in such a mindful way as that.” “NetPark – impressive, meaningful digital art […]

Read more