Since 2008 Liverpool Art Prize has been a core aspect of Liverpool’s art scene, offering artists the opportunity to exhibit their work to a wider public, the Liverpool arts community and gain vital profile across a range of press and media channels.
In 2010 Metal took over the management and strategic direction of the prize and have since hosted five successive years of the competition. In this time we successfully enabled a range of artists, born or based in the city, to participate in a strong and lively dialogue with audiences and the wider art world.
While remaining committed to the continued development and profile of Liverpool’s contemporary visual artists, Metal has taken the decision to put the delivery of the prize on hold. This decision has been taken in order to consider the strategic direction of the prize and to invest in other methods of supporting the city’s contemporary artists.