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In 2016 Sheffield celebrates a Year of Making, an opportunity to foreground all forms of making in the city and region – from advanced manufacturing, specialist steels, forged products, cutting tools, flanges, bearings and blades to award winning theatre, international art and design, ground-breaking research and world class talent.
The Year of Making 2016 celebrates our past, present and future as a city of makers and promotes a world city with an international reputation for excellence and innovation, featuring an exciting programme of festivals, theatre, exhibitions, conferences and cultural events.
We’re incredibly proud to be a part of the Year of Making and we’re looking forward to delivering special events, commissions and opportunities for artists and makers throughout 2016.
Our first announcement will be a Year of Making Residency with the new High Sheriff of South Yorkshire, Julie MacDonald. With support from Julie, an artist will be appointed to work closely with pupils in the Manor neighbourhood of Sheffield to create a piece of permanent public art for the school environment.