The Arts Society provides children and young people with exciting opportunities to get involved in creative arts activities. Our work with young people builds a lasting enthusiasm for the arts and an awareness of arts heritage and its conservation. 


We are very pleased that Sheffield has another winner in the joint competition organised for A Level pupils by The Arts Society and The Royal Society of British Artists.  Abigail Morton of Sheffield Girls School, formerly the High School, was chosen as a winner out of 247 works submitted by 36 Societies. The photograph shows Abigail standing in front of her winning entry following the award presentation.

Abigail will receive a Star Certificate and the other 6 entries from Meadowhead School and 8 entries from Sheffield Girls School will receive an RBA entry certificate.

Abigail’s picture ‘Parents’ will be exhibited at the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL), St James, London W1 from Friday 26 April to Sunday 19 June and then at the RBA’s annual show at the Mall Galleries from Thursday 4 July to Sunday 14 July 2019.


The Arts Society Sheffield presented Xueze Zhang with a Bursary of £400 on Wednesday 6th March 2019. Xueze, who likes to be called Frigga by her friends and colleagues, is a second year Metalwork and Jewellery student at the University of Hallam, Sheffield. The brief was Designing for Clients. She designed a vessel with Antonio Carluccio in mind.  The vessel represents his love of cooking. The cheese knife, in the shape of a mushroom represents his love of cheese and foraging for mushrooms.  The handle of the cheeseknife is made of twig like wood as Antonio loved to whittle sticks.   Metalwork and Jewellery Department, University of Hallam.

The presentation was attended by Li Fuming, a wellknown Chinese silversmith and Chris Knight senior lecturer of University of Hallam, Sian Brown, Museums Sheffield, Harriette Lilley, Chair of The Arts Society Sheffield and Denise Hall, Young Arts representative of The Arts Society Sheffield

The Bursary has been running since 2004, originally with The Arts Society NE Area then jointly with The Arts Society Hallamshire.  Since 2016 only with The Arts Society Sheffield and each piece becomes part of Museums Sheffield Designated Metalwork Collection. A representative of Museums Sheffield choose the winning student and the present winning piece is displayed in the foyer of The Millennium Gallries Sheffield.

Another student is in the process of being chosen for 2019 and the project will be Designing for a Good Future.  The students must take into consideration the well being of one of the following:

* Environment – sustainability

* Social – society

* Mind – mental health

* Body – physical health

There may be crossovers in these themes.

The design will be called ‘Future Domestic’ a modest silver vessel or serving implement suitable for purpose in 2074