Year of Making commissions


Image: Rocket1 mural (Shaun Bloodworth)

The Year of Making team are pleased to announce the following projects have been awarded a commission as part of our celebratory year.
The panel were delighted by the quality and calibre of all the proposals. We had over 40 applications totaling an ask of £215,000.
The following successful awards will be delighting Sheffield over the next 4 months.
Bird and Bee will be touring “Harmony” in Sheffield bringing the magical drawing machine to many combined with the development of small take away mini harmonies.
Quite Right Theatre are devising and performing a forum theatre production in partnership with  to be showcased at Theatre Delicatessen in partnership with Sheffield based asylum seekers & refugees focusing on their experiences of arrival & displacement in a new city.
Sheffield Women of Steel managed by Line Cut Supply will explore a local creative hub that will host  monthly talks, workshops and debates featuring a host of influential and inspirational speakers adding to the debate around the future of women in manufacturing and industry.
Digital Poets in Residence by Opus will see four making communities in Sheffield paired with poets from the city to develop a digital poem experienced through VR and large scale projection at various sites in the city.
Third Angel will perform The Desire Paths a weekend-long performance to be held in Tudor Square in October, chalking a street map onto the stone of the city itself, renaming the streets after the hopes and ambitions of the people of Sheffield.
Soundpost in partnership with Brass Bands England will see a celebration of the famous Sheffield Carols across the city centre. Expect a coming together of traditional Sheffield carols in exciting new places.
Opera on Location will tour a production of Donizetti’s Rita across Sheffield pubs. The opera itself tells the story of a comically aggressive landlady, Rita and the struggles of her long suffering husband, Beppe.  The productions will take place in partnership with the ever growing Sheffield beer community.
Manor Maker Trade Routes supported by artist Chris Jarrett are going to design, build and artwork their very own community, land and water going vessel that will be used to deliver and sell Green Estate honey & Pictorial Meadows wildflower seeds (both produced next door to the workshop) in the centre of Sheffield.

Posted on 18th August 2016

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