Help Save S1 Artspace!
S1 Artspace, housed in the two-storey Trafalgar House building, is a non-profit charity which provides both gallery and work spaces for local artists, displaying work from big Sheffield names. All for free…
But with the government's cuts swinging hard at arts funding over the last few years, S1 Artspace could be the Art Attack's latest casualty. To dodge the chop, S1 are in the eleventh hour of their fundraising drive, with only four days left to save the troubled Sheffield institution.
Created in 1995 by a group of Sheffield artists looking for a sustainable studio space and gaining a city centre gallery in 2003, S1 has become one of Sheffield's foremost art venues, having worked with Berlin-based Haegue Yang, Keith Wilson, LA-based Jennifer West, Eva Berendes; Glasgow's Turner Prize Shortlister Karla Black, Jessica Warboys and New York artist Melissa Gordon amongst many many more.
Sheffield's creativity and the people who nurture it is rightly a source of pride for us Steel Citiers, but sadly S1 Artspace's possible closure may just be another nail in the city's cultural coffin. Supporting S1 Artspace isn't just about one venue; it's about supporting the vitality of Sheffield's art scene and securing its future. So yeah, it's pretty big deal.
There's still time left to help! You can get involved by donating at S1 Artspace's Indigogo page or you can follow their Facebook and @S1Artspace for the latest news.