Remote residency call out for creatives by art organisation Metal


Metal have kick-started their remote residencies programme (photo: Metal)

Metal would usually have a Programme of Artists in Residencies, but they have reframed it to create 18 new remote residencies, which are available to their three local communities in Peterborough, Liverpool and Southend-on-Sea. 

Each residency will receive £1,000, which is split into £500 when awarded and £500 when it has been completed. 

Over the next three months, there will be three rounds of Remote Residency awards, these are:

Round One: 

Residency in June 2020: Deadline May 15.

Six residencies awarded

Open Now – Apply Here

Round Two:

Residency in July 2020: Deadline June 12

Six residencies awarded

Opens – May 16

Round Three:

Residency in Aug 2020: Deadline July 10

Six residencies awarded

Opens – June 13

A spokesman said: "The aim of the remote residency is 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.

"Also, 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 and to support diverse voices from a range of artistic disciplines and social backgrounds, with unique perspectives to share."

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. They work with artists working in all artistic disciplines.

The team added: "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."

For more information, visit their website here.