Artists are the core of what we do. Artists working with Metro Arts are practitioners who are discerning; challenge prescription and respond with an openness to thinking and doing differently. They are relational, reading and understanding key movements in their form emerging locally, nationally and internationally. They are curious, not asking ‘what now’ but ‘what next’. They can recognise and articulate the context in which they are working: they build dialogue around how their ideas connect to history, invention, with what they’ve made before and what they’re creating tomorrow, next year and in the future.