Applications open now – Open Up Sheffield 2022

Posted on: 28/01/2022

Open Up Sheffield 2022 is in its 24th year and is open for applications, with a discount for newly established artists.

Open Up Sheffield is one of the largest and most successful open studio events
outside London, run by a dedicated team of volunteers, all of whom are practicing
artists and craftspeople, headed by ‘Open Up’ Chair Annette Petch. The event
comprises workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions across the two weekends and
a chance to talk to participating artists. Many visitors can buy a unique piece of
artwork and even commission a bespoke piece. Artwork has comprised watercolour,
oil and acrylic paints, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, crafts, wood, glass, photography,
print and mixed media.

With no event in 2020, Open Up Sheffield 2021 was a little bit different. Instead of
being held over two weekends in May, it was an online event over the whole of May.
Artists had their own dedicated page featuring their artwork. Some artists opened up
their homes and studios to allow visitors to come and look at their artwork (following
Covid guidance).

This year, Open Up Sheffield 2022 will be back to opening up over two weekends
(30th April, 1st-2nd May, 7-8th May 2022) and artists will have their artwork featured
online too.

The committee of Open Up Sheffield want to make this event a showcase of the
talent that we have in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

The closing date for individual applications is 31.3.2022.

For application details, more information and to apply online, go to: or email: [email protected]