Metal are excited to announce a new opportunity for a Creative Associate (artist, curator, creative producer), of British South Asian heritage, to work with us in kick-starting an exciting new programme of artist development and commissioning opportunities for other British South Asian artists.

This programme has grown out of a number of recent Metal projects. These projects include: our two-year Change Makers programme working with choreographer and dancer, Kate Marsh who led a programme for 24 artists on the themes of ‘disability’, movement and ‘otherness’; Beyond Queer, our current programme working with LGBTQ+ artists through our Peterborough site; and our recent partnership with International Curators Forum hosting their Beyond the Frame curators in residence at Metal Liverpool as part of the Liverpool Biennial 2018 festival.

Designed to deepen relationships between Metal and artists, curators & producers of British South Asian heritage, the wider programme will feature a week-long, residential Culture LAB – a tried and tested model and part of Metal’s work for over 10 years – for participating artists. The Metal LAB format is a facilitated work space for artistic enquiry, offering opportunities for exploration, reflection, conversation and risk taking. It is a space for experimentation, mess and mistakes. It is a space for new creative encounters and potential collaborations. The theme of this LAB will be determined by the Creative Associate, as will the selection process and criteria.

Following the LAB, selected participating artists will then be supported to develop new artistic work.  The number and scale of these commissions will be determined by the Creative Associate in collaboration with Metal’s cross-site team, but we see them having a visible impact of the UK cultural landscape.

 

Deadline for all applicants is 12:00 midday Wednesday 27th February and you can apply via our website.