Ways of Making at Persistence Works

Sheffield Culture Consortium has received £550,000 of Ambition for Excellence funding from Arts Council England for Making Ways, an ambitious three-year project that will develop, demonstrate and celebrate exceptional contemporary visual art produced in Sheffield. The project will develop artistic talent and leadership and create a living economy for the arts community that will stimulate and support growth.

Between May 2017 and March 2019 Yorkshire Artspace will host 6 Ways of Making projects, each open to the public for 6 weeks, plus a week either side for installation and take down;

  • May-June 2017
  • September-October 2017
  • February -March 2018
  • May-June 2018
  • September-October 2018
  • February -March 2019

The opportunities, 3 for Yorkshire Artspace studio holders and 3 for any Sheffield-based visual artist or maker, will be selected by a Making Ways and Yorkshire Artspace panel. We expect to select a range of projects that will include exhibitions, workshops, talks, demonstrations and selling events. All proposed projects must;

  • be public facing
  • be delivered in the allocated 8 week slots
  • develop artists’ practice
  • develop audiences’ experience and understanding of visual art

The selected artists/makers will be offered a package of support of up to £7,077, including in-kind support, to help them make the most of the opportunity and attract audiences.

Download the Invitation to Apply for further information.

How to apply/ Proposals should be sent using the Application Form to jane@artspace.org.uk by Wednesday 8 March 5pm. No applications will be accepted thereafter. We may contact you for further information, or arrange to meet you for chat. Decisions will be made by the end of March.

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