Bank Street Arts

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Bank Street Arts
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EstablishedJanuary 2008
Location32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield, England

Bank Street Arts (BSA) was a contemporary art centre in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It was established in January 2008, initially as a studio complex for artists.[1] It has grown to include eight public galleries, thirty artist studios and a café.

Based in the Cathedral Quarter, the organisation oversaw the redevelopment of the grade II listed Georgian terrace buildings previously used as lawyers offices. The organisation itself is independent and self-funded.

It has aimed to provide a base for artwork in the local area. As a result, a large proportion of exhibitors reside in the South Yorkshire region. In 2009, the centre opened to the public on a daily basis.

In February 2010, Bank Street Arts became a registered Charity in England and Wales focused on regeneration of the city through artistic means.[2]

Artistic programme[edit]

The artistic programme comprises the BSA residency scheme and a range of exhibitions alongside the major citywide festivals, including the Sheffield Children's Festival, Galvanise festival, Grin Up North festival and Off the Shelf Festival.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Art Centre taking shape in Sheffield's legal quarter". Sheffield Telegraph, 15 August 2008
  2. ^ [1]. Charity Commission. Accessed 2010[dead link]
  3. ^ "Children's Festival looking to go contemporary". Sheffield Telegraph, 14 May 2009
  4. ^ "City's newest art centre gets into festive mood". Sheffield Telegraph, 12 December 2008

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