About Open Up

We are a not-for-profit organization, promoting art and artists in and around Sheffield throughout the year.

Open Up Sheffield offers artists opportunities to showcase their work, engage a curious public, and network with other artists, all within a supportive digital and live environment. We aim to serve visual artists, participants and audiences by serving and developing their longer-term needs, creating long-term value to our work.

Benefits for artists include:

  • Inclusion in extensive printed publicity material and our new, search engine-friendly website. This material is accessible to media, curators and art buyers all year long.
  • Engagement of artists throughout the year, and thorough marketing of artists and their work on a year-round basis.
  • Receipt of regular e-newsletters outlining the latest grassroots, local and regional developments for visual artists in Sheffield and beyond.
  • Access to printable resources to develop your practice, including bespoke material to learn marketing and demonstration techniques, written by visual artists for visual artists.
  • Inclusion in our new Facebook group to feature your artwork, other exhibits and events, and network with other visual artists in the area.

In addition:

  • Participation in Open Up Sheffield can lead to invitations to exhibit, teach, sell work and other opportunities.
  • Gallery owners, curators, interior designers and funders receive complementary copies of the brochure, promoting your work to those who can help further.