Established in 2002, Bloc Projects is an artist-led project space in the centre of Sheffield, UK. We present and commission exhibitions, events, residencies, exchange projects and educational activity in our gallery, courtyard and offsite. The organisation provides a platform for early-mid career artists, encouraging experimentation, collaboration across disciplines and critical dialogue among artists, audiences and partners in the city and further afield. We also provide a supportive resource and opportunities programme through our membership scheme.
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Throughout its history Bloc Projects has supported artists and artist groups from across the UK and Europe working in a wide range of media, delivered partnerships projects with organisations such as Arts and Humanities Research Council, Castlefield Gallery, Compass Live Art, Eastside Projects’ Extra Special People, Sheffield Design Week, Sensoria Festival, Sheffield Fringe and Stories of Change.
Bloc Projects has been a long term member of the Art Sheffield Consortium, helping to promote visual arts in Sheffield and co-delivering the Art Sheffield festival.
The gallery is based at Bloc Studios, which was established in 1996 and is home to a mix of creative practitioners including visual artists, crafts people, printmakers, photographers, jewellers and collectives.
While Bloc Projects was originally founded by staff and members of Bloc Studios, the gallery operates independently of the studios financially and legally. Find all information relating to the studios’ history, artists and vacancies at the Bloc Studios website.