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    Metal Open Advice Sessions for Artists

    August 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - August 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


    Come along to one of our artist advice and support sessions. 


    The sessions: 


    We are offering free 1:1 sessions for artists who live and/or work within our local areas. They will be led by you and what you would like to discuss.  


    Sessions may include:  

    – Discussing your creative practice 

    – Talking through a project idea 

    – Advice or sign posting to different funding routes or opportunities 

    – Building relationships with different organisations, voluntary groups, partners or venues 

    – Budget development or reading draft applications 


    Who is the offer for? 


    Our Open Advice Sessions are open to artists working in any artform at any stage of their career. Individuals, collaborations or collectives can book a slot. 


    You must live or work in, or have a strong connection to one of our local areas: 


    • Liverpool City Region (all boroughs) 
    • Peterborough or Cambridgeshire and the surrounding villages 
    • South Essex (Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Thurrock) 


    When will the sessions be?


    Metal Liverpool
    Tuesday 1 August:

    • 10:00 – 11:00
    • 13:00 – 14:00

    Monday 7 August:

    • 10:00 – 11:00
    • 11:30 – 12:30
    • 13:00 – 14:00


    Metal Peterborough
    Wednesday 9 August

    • 11.00 – 12.00
    • 12.30 – 13.30
    • 14.30 – 15.30
    • 16.00 – 17.00
    • 17.30 – 18.30


    Metal Southend
    Monday 7 August

    • 10:00 – 11:00
    • 11:15 – 12:15
    • 13:00 – 14:00
    • 14:15 – 15:15
    • 16:00 – 17:00


    Staff experience and interests: 


    In Liverpool, we are all practicing artists in our spare time and have lots of experience developing participatory projects, and projects with clear social and/political impacts, that work with people from different backgrounds. We have supported a variety of artistic disciplines and support a community of artists in our buildings from theatre, dance, film, music, writing, sculpture, drawing and painting, as well as arts for health and wellbeing benefits. We have experience applying for Arts Council Funding, as well as locally based small trusts and funds. Learn more about our Liverpool site and our access in the space here. 


    In Peterborough, our team have a background working in community roles, artist spaces or as practicing artists, which include photography, performance art and socially engaged work. We have experience developing and delivering participatory projects with artists, organisations and local communities, as well as developing activities with young people and arts for health and wellbeing. We’ve supported artists in a wide range of creative disciplines, including artists who are in the early stages of their career and have a vast knowledge of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Fenland. We have experience in supporting artists with their funding applications including Arts Council England. Learn more about our Peterborough site and our access in the space here. 


    In Southend, we have a wide range of expertise and practices from art history, museums and heritage, to food and video art. We have strong skills around project management, event production and between us, a thorough understanding of the creative ecosystem in South Essex. We are interested in supporting projects and ideas which have a strong social and/or social justice purpose and are interested in broadening diversity in the sector. We have skills around participatory practice and co-design and are keen to support practitioners in building connections with the wider community. We are able to offer a range of support from funding applications and business planning to connecting and marketing. Learn more about our Southend site and our access in the space here. 


    How to book: 


    These sessions will be led by you and what you would like to discuss, so please come prepared with any questions. When booking your slot, you will be invited to give us some context about what we will be discussing.  


    There is one session available per artist and the slots are 1 hour long. Sessions will be open on a first come first served basis, to those who live and/or work within the locations where we are based. 


    The sessions can either be in person or online. Please let us know your preference when you book.  


    Please book via the Eventbrite links below. There are limited slots available, however these are the first in our series of open advice sessions, so we will be releasing more dates in the future. 



    We understand that projects and funding have different timelines that may fall outside of the dates of these bookable sessions. Please get in touch with your local site (details below) if you would like to arrange a chat outside of these sessions. 


    Contact us: 


    Liverpool – edgehill@metalculture.com 

    Peterborough – chauffeurscottage@metalculture.com 

    Southend – chalkwell@metalculture.com 


    August 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am
    August 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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