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    Metal Peterborough: Open Advice Sessions

    February 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm


    Our Metal Open Advice Sessions for artists are back! 

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

    You can choose to have your session in person at our location at Chauffeurs Cottage in Peterborough, as well as the option to discuss your work with us online. There is one session available per artist and the slots are 1 hour long.

    Sessions are free and will be open on a first come first served basis (to those who live and/or work in the locations where we are based). Any artist that has previously booked a slot on our last 2 open advice sessions won’t be eligible this time.

    You can book a free 1:1 slot with us here.

    What’s on offer?

    Our team will share their experience and backgrounds during a one-hour long session. Your session will be led by you, and you can decide what you would like to discuss. What you share with us in the session will stay in the meeting. We will not share your ideas outside of the session space. The sessions can either be in person or online. Please let us know your preference when you book.

    What can you talk about?

    Anything to do with your art or practice! We can answer questions you might have about funding or put you in touch with networks and organisations, or just discuss your project idea. 

    Previous sessions have included:

    – 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

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

    Who can book an Open Advice Session?

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

    The only stipulation is that you must live or work in, or have a strong connection to Peterborough or Cambridgeshire and the surrounding villages.

    There is one session available per artist or group and the slots are 1 hour long. Session booking will be open on a first come first served basis.

    Who will you be talking to?

    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.

    What timeslots are available?

    During the day you will be able to book one of our hour long sessions. Timings are:

    – 10am – 11am
    – 11.30am – 12.30pm
    – 1.30pm – 2.30pm
    – 3pm – 4pm
    – 4.30pm – 5.30pm

    How to book:

    Please book via our Eventbrite link here 

    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 if you would like to arrange a chat outside of these sessions. Contact us here.


    February 2
    10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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    Metal Peterborough


    Metal Peterborough
    Chauffeur's Cottage, St Peter's Road
    Peterborough, PE1 1YX
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    01733 893 077