Bank Street Arts building

Bank Street Arts is an arts centre with registered charity status in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. We’re independent and self-funded, which means that we specialise in flexibility and openness. We work with artists and makers, not around them, to find similarly minded creative types and develop their projects into quality exhibitions and events. From Poet Laureates to local school kids, Turner Prize winners to first time artists, from formal conferences to casual scratch nights, we provide a home, venue and setting for some of the best new art, writing and culture from across the region and have a national and international reputation in poetry and artists’ books. Our charitable remit is regeneration, education, training and employment, delivered through the arts: we are concerned with the social role of the arts as well as research and development.

As a charitable, self-funded organisation, we’re always very grateful for any donations we receive. Becoming a member is one of the ways in which you can support us, and in return we offer a number of perks, including 10% off gallery, meeting room and event hire, a concession on all ticketed events, the option to enter our members’ exhibitions, and reduced commission on all sales through the gallery. Find out more about membership here. You can also make a one-off donation here and sign up to our mailing list here.

Our patron is poet and writer Simon Armitage. Simon collaborated with two Bank Street Arts residents on this project, part of a 2013 exhibition that shared its title with his volume of poems The Motorway Service Station as a Destination in its Own Right.