Info for Artists

As well as sharing news about contemporary art exhibitions and events in the city, Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum is developing an e-mail list for practising artists, as well as web based sector news, exhibition opportunities, information on training, calls for proposals, and invitations to participate in activities hosted by SCAF, its partners and other organisations.

If you are an artist, and would like information that could benefit your practice, visit these pages regularly, join our free mailing list online or email Alternatively, if you have any information for contemporary artists, then please send to us at

Submissions are now open for PRISM 9

Submissions are now open for PRISM 9

Deadline: 10 April 2011

PRISM is rapidly becoming one of Sheffield’s leading contemporary art event, utilising various venues across the city to exhibit work by emerging and established artists. As well as offering live music at selected events, PRISM provides the opportunity to see new performative and interactive works in a relaxed and social setting.

All applications where possible should be sent in digital format to

For more information visit

Compass: Free Live Art Practice Workshop in Sheffield

Compass: Free Live Art Practice Workshop in Sheffield

in association with Point Blank Theatre and the Riverside
Saturday 21st May 2011


Compass is an 18-month project that aims to stimulate the growth of live art in Yorkshire & the Humber. Compass’ professional development programme offers a range of approaches to support practitioners, programmers, curators, producers and academics through practical skills development, networking and platforms for critical debate. The next Compass workshop takes place this February in York.

Are you…

· Interested in developing your own personal performance practice?
· Want to explore a range of performance approaches and techniques?
· Keen to work with practitioners from different disciplines and backgrounds?

Then take part in the second of three practical live art workshops taking place across the region, led by experienced solo cross-disciplinary artist Sarah Spanton.

This workshop is for artists from all backgrounds: fine art, contemporary performance, digital/time-based practices, sound-art, contemporary dance: who’s practice includes making or wanting to make live art/contemporary performance, who want to perform in their own work or perform with others. Aimed at both emerging and mid-career artists, each workshop will be tailored specifically to all those taking part.

Participant comments from previous workshops:

‘Really great atmosphere, explanation of activities and overall delivery’

‘Introduced me to new ways of developing an idea / concept into something more – that can be changed and developed’

‘Elements of the workshop will support my development of upcoming projects’

‘A very stimulating and enjoyable day. I especially enjoyed the diverse mix of ages and genders and experiences’

For more information and to book visit or contact

Bloc Projects Membership and Associate membership

Bloc Projects Membership and Associate membership

There are now two ways to contribute to Bloc Projects, either by being a Member or an Associate member.


This level of membership is open for committed volunteers and those who work regularly for Bloc Projects. This means invigilating, working on the bar, helping to install and take down exhibitions and other technical or administrative work. This level of support is vital to the sustainability of the organisation. There is a nominal fee of £1.

The benefits to membership include:

· Opportunities to submit to the members show.
· Discounts on Gallery and equipment hire.
· Training and career advice.
· Opportunities to contribute to the running of Bloc Projects.
· Opportunities to contribute in curatorial meetings.
· Social and networking events including trips to other cities.

Associate Membership:

Associate membership is open to everyone and costs £15 per year. You don’t have to be a volunteer or studio holder.

The benefits of associate membership include:

· The knowledge that you are supporting bloc.
· A link on Bloc’s website.
· Discounts on gallery hire.
· Critical discussion and reading groups.
· Opportunities to contribute at organisational meetings.
· Social events.

For further information about becoming a member or associate member please contact

Studios available at Yorkshire ArtSpace, Sheffield

Studios available at Yorkshire ArtSpace, Sheffield

Yorkshire Artspace is extending its studio base beyond its current 53 studios at Persistence Works in the city centre, with the provision of 36 new studios for artists and makers in different areas of the city. They are now calling for interest from new studioholders for three new sites across Sheffield. The developments are the result of exciting neighbourhood renewal projects in specific areas in Sheffield, strengthening partnerships with key organisations in those neighbourhoods, and the growing demand for studio space for visual artists and makers in Sheffield.

Yorkshire Artspace: Porter Brook Studios is in Sheffield City Centre (S1), and is available from May 2009. Next door to Persistence Works, this well lit, well serviced, low cost temporary studio base with spaces on the 1st and 2nd floor, will be available on a short term licence basis.

Yorkshire Artspace: Manor Oaks Studios in the S2 area of the city is available from 2011. These brand new, purpose built studios at Manor Oaks farm are being developed in partnership with Green Estate, in line with their sustainable agenda.  The studios in this historical setting, close to Sheffield city centre, are particularly suitable for artists working in crafts or applied arts. 

Yorkshire Artspace: Knutton Road Studios are new developments in Parson Cross (S6) in the north of Sheffield, and are available from Summer 2011. These new, purpose built studios are being developed in partnership with Southey Owlerton Area Regeneration.  All units are north facing and situated on the top floor with natural skylights.  This complex is situated with easy access to the M1 and the A61North and the studios are particularly suitable for more quieter visual arts practices.

All artists within these new complexes will be part of Yorkshire ArtSpace Society’s membership, with access to communal facilities at the main building at Persistence Works, such as the meeting room and reception, participation in joint events and initiatives and access to business support services. For further information, images of the spaces and an application form visit or contact Anita Lloyd on or 0114 2761769.

Associate Membership - S1 Artspace

Associate Membership - S1 Artspace

Become an Associate Member of S1 for £10 and receive:
* Invitations to exhibition openings, screenings and parties via post and email
* Associate Member newsletter (3 times a year)
* Acknowledgement of support on S1’s website
* Opportunities to be involved in trips, tours and special activities, subsidised by Arts Council England and limited to S1 studio holders (Members) and Associate Members.

Contact Katy Woods at

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