Metal is delighted to announce a call-out for its Readers in Residence programme, in response to the Radical Reading Room.
- Six Readers in Residence for local and national artists, activists, academics, writers, collectives and collaborators at any stage of their career.
- Each Reader will be awarded £1,000 fee, and a £1,000 programming pot. A further stipend for travel and accommodation will be made available for those living outside of the local area.
- A minimum of two live events to be programmed around the themes or topics of the books
- Spend a minimum of 7 days in the Reading Room (this can be consecutively or spread across a month)
Closing date: 29 September, 5pm
All applicants will be notified of outcome by Friday 15th October.
Residency period: All Residencies will take place between November 2021 and August 2022
If you have any questions or another way you would like to suggest to make this process accessible to you, please get in touch with them at email@example.com
About The Radical Reading Room Project
The Radical Reading Room (RRR) is a new collaborative project opening up local public spaces and providing a wealth of educational tools which will be a catalyst for creative thinkers and critical minds. Starting with boxes of new, boundary-pushing books, organisations from Leeds, Sheffield, Cardiff, Peterborough and Newcastle/Gateshead have come together to create and generate spaces of positive dissent, backed up by the independent publisher Pluto Press and the Left Book Club.
There is access not just to books, but also the authors, who, through community-led conversations focussing on local issues, will share and build understanding on a variety of topics. Taking the lead from our communities, these topics include inequality, the environment, precarious employment, LGBTQ+ issues, structural racism and much more. As the project grows, RRR hope to expand to other areas of the UK, as well as develop new books by emerging radical voices.
At its core, the Radical Reading Room will help people find space to read, discuss and organise a better future. A better world is possible!
From bell hooks and Lola Olufemi, to Mario Mieli and Noam Chomsky, the books cover subjects of identity politics, theories of economics, environmentalism, arts production and more.