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Our Studios

Our studios are located across three sites in Sheffield; Persistence Works, Exchange Place and Manor Oaks. Current studio availability is updated at the bottom of this page.

Our friends at Our Favourite Paces have written some great guides to the areas in which we have our studios; Castlegate Manor Oaks and the Cultural Industries Quarter.

All of our studios provide private workspaces for artists and makers, opening once a year for our annual Open Studios event when we invite the public to explore these hidden gems.

Having a studio with Yorkshire Artspace makes you a part of one of the largest creative communities in the UK. Our artists and makers benefit from access to secure, well maintained facilities, the majority of which have 24/7 access, plus our weekly internal e-newsletter full of relevant opportunities and local events, a presence on our website and access to our Professional Development Programme.

Persistence Works

Persistence Works is our purpose built, award-winning studio complex in Sheffield City Centre. Comprising 53 studios of varying size to accommodate around 80 artists and makers, its six floors are zoned to suit a broad range of making processes, including light industrial work.

Persistence Works Studios, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS

+44 (0)114 276 1769

Exchange Place

Exchange Place is a stunning Art Deco building in the historic Castlegate area of Sheffield City Centre, with more than 60 studios spaces located over six floors. With the exception of the ground floor workshops, the studios are suitable for lighter practices.

Exchange Place Studios, Exchange Street, Sheffield, S2 5TR

+44 (0)114 273 0845

Manor Oaks

The studios at Manor Oaks will revert to Green Estate ownership, at their request, in August 2019.

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Having a studio with Yorkshire Artspace makes you a part of one of the largest creative communities in the UK.

Starter Studio: Silversmith & Jewellery


To foster new talent and support early career artists, Yorkshire Artspace runs two Starter Studio Programmes in Sheffield: one for Designer Silversmiths & Jewellers and one for Ceramicists.

Studio availability April 2019

We are operating a waiting list at Persistence Works and Exchange Place Studios. Studios at Exchange Place become available, on average, one every couple of months. At Persistence Works the smaller studios maybe once a year, the larger ones even less often. The best way to keep up to date – and let us know what you need – is to make an application to join the waiting list.

Starter Studios 2019 - apply now!