Martin Clark has been appointed Artistic Director for Art Sheffield 2016, an ambitious international festival that brings together new commissions, exhibitions, performances and events by artists in venues and off-site locations across Sheffield throughout 19 March – 30 April 2016.
He will lead the creative vision and selection process for this vibrant contemporary arts festival, returning to the city where he first studied art as an undergraduate at Sheffield Hallam University.
“Sheffield has a distinctive and proud cultural history spanning art, music, performance, film and theatre,” said Clark. “For me it has always been a place of possibility and ambition, a place that marries a rigorous and critical international perspective with a strong local identity. I am very excited to be invited back to work again with the institutions and individuals that make up this city’s vibrant cultural life.”
The Art Sheffield 2016 programme will be announced later this year.
Art Sheffield is a consortium including: Bloc Projects, S1 Artspace, Sheffield Institute of Arts at Sheffield Hallam University, Site Gallery, Museums Sheffield and Yorkshire Artspace.