Who We Are

In 2012, a group of Sheffield cultural organisations came together to help support culture in the city.

Who We Are

In 2012, a group of Sheffield cultural organisations came together to help support culture in the city.

The Culture Consortium Plan 2017-2022 sets out four ambitions:

  • For people: for the widest and most diverse possible audiences and participants in culture
  • For creative practitioners: for Sheffield to be a great and inclusive place for a creative career
  • For infrastructure: for Sheffield to have the facilities, venues and infrastructure needed for a thriving cultural city
  • For influence: for Sheffield’s profile regionally, nationally and internationally to reflect our dynamic, diverse city.

 

All our projects fulfil at least one of these ambitions.  Our ambitions for infrastructure and influence are shared by the Sheffield Culture Collective, which includes membership from the Consortium plus the private sector, digital, health and voluntary sectors, and has a wider strategic reach.

In December 2020, the Consortium became a Company Limited by Guarantee.  The Consortium has part-time staff support through Sheffield City Council.

Consortium highlights of the past 3 months:

We became a not-for-profit company, opening up new ways of working and new funding sources on behalf of the city

We supported the University of Sheffield’s research project on the impact of Covid on audiences, venues and freelancers

We set up a Freelancers Fund, with contributions from Sheffield City Council, Museums Sheffield, Sheffield Theatres, Site Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield

See the Minutes section for more details.