Residency opportunities with Metal
Metal’s Time and Space Residencies are open opportunities for artists working in all disciplines to access Metal’s spaces, the support of its staff and its local, national and international networks.
With two application deadlines each year the selection process is favourable to artists looking to develop their practices or with a specific idea or project to develop. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from artists with an interest in participation and socially engaged practice, from diverse backgrounds, with unique personal perspectives to offer.
Metal Liverpool has 8 Time and Space residencies to offer each year.
Next Deadline: 31 March 2018
Time and Space Residencies offer the following resources to artists..
Access to Metal’s spaces at Edge Hill Station, studio/desk space, 50 seat engine room and upper engine room, a 23 seat performance/screening space, kitchen event space (with AGA stove) and established kitchen garden
Access to redeveloped railway arches, an outdoor making and growing space
Nurturing supportive environment
Metal’s community of studio and resident artists
Funding advice and support
Access to wider networks of expertise through Metal’s regional, national and international networks
All costs of space met – i.e. light / heat / water / broadband etc
Length of stay – flexible – anything up to six months (120 working days)
Currently there are no accommodation facilities in Liverpool but we can assist in helping you to find some.
To apply click here.
Metal was founded in London in 2002 by Jude Kelly CBE, working with current Artistic Director and CEO, Colette Bailey since its inception. It has been active in Liverpool since 2004, in Southend-on- Sea since 2007 and in Peterborough since 2012. From these bases, Metal works to provide the catalyst that can transform the potential of people and places, exploring the impact of art and artists' practices on civic and civil society. Metal produces an exciting multidisciplinary programme of international and UK artists in residence and runs a wide range of events, exhibitions and participatory projects.
In Liverpool, Metal work out of Edge Hill Station, the world’s oldest active passenger railway station. Metal completed a major renovation of the previously empty, historic buildings in 2009. The original 1836 Engine House, Boiler Room and Accumulator Tower now serve as a cultural and creative hub for artists, the neighbourhood and wider city region, carrying on the building’s proud history of innovation, aspiration and technology.
Metal Liverpool’s recent projects have included the Turner Prize winning project Granby Workshop with artist collective Assemble, and a site specific presentation of Different Trains with Steve Reich, London Contemporary Orchestra and filmmaker/artist Bill Morrison.