Metis Arts creates arts projects that engage with contemporary concerns and explore innovative ways of connecting with audiences. It creates ground-breaking projects which are researched and set up well, being delivered by people with the right levels of expertise and experience.
The first of these major projects, The Bunker Project, explored hidden war spaces. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, with further in-kind support from The Junction, Cambridge University and Cambridge City Library
This was followed by the completion of the archive of the New Wolsey / LOT Teatro Project, Lima:London, an intercultural performance project developed in association with The New Wolsey Theatre, working with LOT teatro, Peru, culminating in a performance in Bentwaters Aircraft Hangar in Suffolk in 2007.
In 2008, Metis created the acclaimed production of Brecht’s ‘Four Men and a Poker Game’ in association with Northern Stage, Newcastle and The Tron Theatre, Glasgow.
In 2009, Metis Arts started to develop what was to become 3rd Ring Out: Rehearsing the Future, combining ideas of emergency planning with the likely consequences of climate change to set the project in the future.
Metis Arts is a not-for-profit organisation based in Cambridge, directed by Zoe Svendsen. 3rd Ring Out: Rehearsing the Future is its biggest and most ambitious project so far.
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