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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Open Up Sheffield

Sat. 4 May 2024 — Mon. 6 May 2024

Sat. 11 May 2024 — Sun. 12 May 2024


Open Up Sheffield is one of the largest and most successful open studio events outside London, showcasing the creative talent in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire for the past 25 years. The volunteer-run event, which takes place over two weekends in spring, features around a hundred artists each year. Their artwork is always varied, with everything from watercolour, oil and acrylic painting to jewellery, ceramics, textiles, crafts, wood, glass, photography, printmaking, digital and mixed media.

Studios tend to span the length and breadth of the city – including Oughtibridge, Parson Cross, Nether Green, Manor Oaks, Kelham Island and even as far out as Hathersage.

Come back closer to the event for information about the 2024 artists.

Open Up Sheffield 2024 call for artists
The call for artists for the next event is open 1 October 2023–31 January 2024.
Fees: £80 for new artists / £80 early bird reduced fee (until 1 November) / £110 full price. Special rates for studio groups.
Whether you’re new to your practice and taking first steps in exhibiting your work, a seasoned pro building your market and networks, or someone that wants to give something back to your neighbourhood – Open Up is a great opportunity. Contact the team if you want to talk through what it’s all about or for advice on how to prepare.

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