Sheffield Culture Consortium will receive £550,000 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.
The Sheffield Culture Consortium (that includes Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield Theatres Trust, Museums Sheffield, Site Gallery, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield City Council) will coordinate a visual art programme that complements the Year of Making Sheffield 2016 – a new festival and partnership between culture and businesses.
Making Ways will be funded by Arts Council England, Sheffield City Council, The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. The project will include: Artists’ Continual Professional Development, (master-classes, industry residences, a bursary programme), large scale outdoor and digital commissions, exhibitions and promotional support delivered in collaboration with industry.
The project will begin during the Year of Making Sheffield 2016 and will develop through 2017 and 2018.
To keep updated with the Making Ways project please see the page on the City of Makers website
Read the full press release here > Making Ways press release