S1 Artspace is an artist-led organisation providing studio space for over twenty Sheffield based artists and a project space, which presents an annual programme of contemporary exhibitions, screenings and events.
Mon - Tue: 10:00 - 18:00
Wed - Sat : 12:00 - 17:00
The organisation evolved under the direction of its artist member base and it continues to adapt in response to shifts in current practice. The project space was initiated through a series of exhibitions organised by the artists at S1 studios who were aiming to provide a platform for new work and ideas. In 2003 a curator was appointed and the project space has continued to fulfil this role by commissioning and supporting the development of new work in a wide variety of media. S1 supports and enables artists to develop new ideas and test the limits of their own practice. The programme includes a two-month artist residency, two commissioned exhibitions a year, an annual programme of artist film & video screenings (S1/salon) and the annual S1 members' show. The S1/studios are open plan to support a flexible and discursive working environment. The studios are managed by a committee of artist members who work with the Curator and Board of Trustees to determine the direction and future of the organisation.
S1 Artspace was founded in 1995 by a group of Sheffield based artists seeking to create a sustainable studio environment in Sheffield City Centre.