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Remote Residencies: Open Call – Round Two


In response to the impact felt by many freelance artists and creative practitioners as a result of the Covid-19 global health crisis, Metal has reframed our usual, annual Programme of Artists in Residence to create 18 new Remote Residencies – on offer to our local creative communities in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend-on-Sea.  Each residency has a stipend of £1000.

Over the next three months, we will have three rounds of Remote Residency awards, as follows:-

Round One: 

Residency in June 2020:  Deadline 15 May

6 residencies awarded


Round Two:

Residency in July 2020:  Deadline 12 June

6 residencies awarded

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Round Three:

Residency in Aug 2020: Deadline 10 July

6 residencies awarded

Opens – Sat 13 June

Aims of these Remote Residencies

  • To support artists to develop and strengthen their practice
  • To work with artists to help amplify their voice through their work
  • To respond to the Covid-19 health emergency to enable artistic development to continue, particularly in our immediate local communities
  • To focus our available resources within our local creative communities – but with an eye on the national and global possibilities of collaboration offered through remote working and our networks
  • To support diverse voices from a range of artistic disciplines and social backgrounds, with unique perspectives to share

What is the offer?

A remote residency allows you to continue to work from your own home or studio but access the staff support, networks and resources available from Metal.

The Metal team will provide a month of support for your practice, which can be for any of the following:-

  • to help develop and move forward a project idea – this can be something that you have already begun; or was in motion but has lost its funding due to the current Covid-19 situation; or is an idea you’ve been hatching for a while but now is the time to focus on some R&D.
  • to focus on development time – time to explore your practice, trial new approaches to creating work, undertake some training and professional development
  • or it could be for something entirely practical to support your creative economic life – e.g. support with researching new market opportunities, business planning, budget forecasts and/or expanding your creative networks.

Please note:  

Metal works with artists working in all artistic disciplines.

We will ask you to think about why the support of Metal is important to you at this time and in the development of your practice/idea

Our selection will focus on those artists who feel there is a genuine rationale for working alongside Metal.

These Remote Residencies do not have to be about technology. They can also be about analogue approaches.  By Remote – we mean that our support and your work will all be done whilst respecting social isolation rules and staying at home.  Your ideas do not necessarily have to take place in a digital way.

The Fee

Each residency has a fee of £1000 payable in two parts:-

  • £500 on award and signing of Remote Residency Contract.
  • £500 on completion of the Remote Residency.

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Tuesday 19 May, 2020
Friday 12 June, 2020

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