Open Up Sheffield has been running successfully since 1998 and has grown into one of the largest open studio events outside London.
Our local influence is significant, with around 100 – 120 artists taking part across the Sheffield, North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire region. We estimate around 5,000 people visit the open studios over the period of the event.
In 2021, the event will run for the whole of May and we are focusing our attention on our online presence.
Why do we want sponsors?
The aim of Open Up Sheffield is twofold:
- To provide a showcase and opportunities for local artists and craftspeople,
- To introduce art and craft in the Sheffield region to the widest audience possible.
Open Up Sheffield is run on a not-for-profit basis by a dedicated team of volunteer committee members, but we do need to meet the costs associated with maintaining and promoting the event.
To support and encourage artists, we keep our participation fee as low as possible and offer a discount level to artists new in their practice, so sponsorship is the best way we have to support our mission and the artists we work with.
So, why sponsor us?
With a Sheffield regional presence of over 20 years, we are a widely recognised and much loved local brand, with a loyal and growing following. For the right type of business, we believe an association with Open Up represents a unique and valuable opportunity to reach customers – to reinforce existing recognition and stimulate new awareness.
Additionally, Open Up Sponsorship is a visible signal that you value and support the role of art in all our lives, and to lend your voice to our mission.
During the Open Up event period, we advertise in the following online:
- Now Then Magazine
- Exposed Magazine
- Steelmekker Magazine
- Creative Tourist
- Visit Sheffield
- Children’s University
- Jackson’s Art Materials