• Liverpool Art Prize 2013

    The Liverpool Art Prize is a competition of contemporary art open to professional artists based in or born in the Liverpool City Region. The competition is administered and managed by […]

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    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 […]

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    Estuary 2021

    Estuary 202122 May – 13 June 2021Multiple sites along the Essex and Kent shorelines We’re happy to announce the first part of the programme for Estuary 2021, curated in response […]

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    Essex Writers House 2022

    ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE1 – 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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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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 […]

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    ENGLAND’S CREATIVE COAST

    In light of the current Covid-19 situation, the England’s Creative Coast commission launches are currently under review. Full details will be announced in due course.  We’re delighted to announce our […]

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