Sheffield Artist's Book Fair 5th October 2019

Artist's Book Centre

Artist's Book Centre

Sheffield Artist's Book Fair 5th October 2019

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Introducing the team

Introducing the team

We thought it was about time to introduce the team who established this project just incase you were wondering! Our little group was started by four of us: John Clark – Writer and formally founder and Director of Bank Street Arts Sarah Grace Dye – […]

ABC Sheffield

ABC Sheffield

Welcome to our virtual Artist’s Book Centre. Here you can find details of activities and events we are organising as well as background information. To date we have formed a small membership based organisation to research the feasibility of establishing something more concrete; we have […]

Book Fair open for submissions

Book Fair open for submissions

One of our first events will be hosting an inaugural Artist’s Book Fair in Sheffield, to be held in conjunction with Off the Shelf Festival on October 5th 2019. The Fair will be supported by a programme of other events on the day and will conclude with an Open Forum/Discussion event to discuss the setting up of an Artist’s Book Centre in Sheffield. 

We are inviting applications from artist’s book makers, small presses, universities and any other individuals or groups interested in participating. The event will be held across two superb new spaces in Sheffield city centre, Kurious Arts and Kommune. Both are located at Castle House, in the historic heart of the city, a few minutes walk from bus and train stations, adjacent to the Supertram stop at Castle Square and with plenty of parking close by.

Our Book Collection at the Leeds Artist’s Book Fair in 2012

In addition to hosting the Fair, one of our aims for these events is to create the context for networking, gauging interest, brainstorming, and gathering information about the possibility of setting up of an Artist’s Book Centre in Sheffield building upon both the Book Collection and the Artist’s Book Prize itself. The event is supported by Lottery Funding from Arts Council England.

To submit an application to participate at the Book Fair, please use the Application Form on the CuratorSpace website, where you can also get in touch with any questions.

Artists Book Fair – Deadline Extended

Artists Book Fair – Deadline Extended

We have over forty participants booked in so far but we would like more! Please pass the word around. We are inviting applications from artist’s book makers, small presses, universities and any other individuals or groups interested in participating. The event will be held across two […]

Off The Shelf

Off The Shelf

Our events in October will be part of the opening weekend for Off The Shelf Festival of Words 2019: one of the largest and most accessible literary festivals in the UK. We have been very grateful for their support and encouragement and can’t wait to […]

Venue confirmed

Venue confirmed

We are excited to let you know that our venue for the Sheffield Artists’ Book Fair in October will be Kurious Arts and Kommune, situated in the centre of Sheffield in the historic Castle House. We are delighted to be partnering with them.