Metro Arts celebrates a Multi-Arts Platform inclusive of a…
- > Performance Program
- > Exhibition Program, and a…
- > Producing Hub , co-presenting and touring
OUR ARTISTIC PROCESSES
In each Artistic Program there is a series of developmental ‘artistic processes’ some are for…
- > The Artists
- > The Works
- > The Audiences, and…
- > The Aesthetic Field.
// PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTISTS
Metro Arts attracts artists to our professional development frameworks through both curatorial and open call engagement processes. We have a developmental pathway, with different entry-points and different curatorial guidelines. By having multiple developmental entry-points we can locate the appropriate professional development level for the artist(s) and negotiate with them the most appropriate strategy for learning objectives.
// CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR WORK
Metro Arts identifies artists through both our open and select curatorial platforms. Once again we apply specific curatorial guidelines at each developmental level to identify what type of creative development an artist(s) may need. This helps articulate the expectations and progress of a particular artistic work. Equally by locating the work on a developmental path, we can understand what level of leadership, intervention, provocation and mentorship the artist(s) may require from Metro Arts.
// DEVELOPMENT OF AUDIENCES
Metro Arts believes in process as product. When we present, showcase, complete in-house showings and or especially show works in development, we require rigorous curatorial guidelines to assist the audience in understanding where the work ‘is’ in its process and what the work ‘is’ with regards to experimentation and form. Curatorial guidelines develop audience knowledge and appreciation for the artistic process. Equally they assist our staff in clearly articulating to an audience, whether they are internal stakeholders, industry and or general public, where this work ‘sits’ in its development.
Producing is essential for Metro Arts. If work has a pathway into the organisation for development, it must also have a pathway out – to find and maximise its audience. Bringing work to market serves three objectives.
- > It assists in positioning the artist.
- > It also serves to complete the creative life cycle of the work, (assuming contemporary performance is complete once experienced by an audience).
- > It as our contribution to cultural impact, which is a part of our larger purpose to develop and promote the aesthetic field by ‘championing contemporary arts nationally’.
Metro Arts values lifelong learning. As a developmental engine, our support for emerging artists is well established; equally, the organisation offers support for artists throughout their entire careers by facilitating experimentation, growth, and risk.
Read more about our Development Pathways for Artists