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About Us

Who We Are:

The Art House charity, founded by St Matthews, is a vibrant community hub open to everybody in Sheffield that supports human wholeness by inspiring and empowering people to improve their wellbeing through creative activities.


  • Creative - “We believe in the power of creativity to improve wellbeing”.
  • Sustainable - “We are financially secure, stable, confident, believe in our potential and look to the future”
  • Community-Focussed - “We are deeply committed to our community, with our roots going back to 1855. We are a recognised, vibrant community hub, welcoming to all, especially those who need us the most”.
  • Open to All - “We are here for people of all faiths and none, we welcome people from all backgrounds whilst respecting our Christian foundations”.
  • Inspirational - “We see the best in others, we inspire and empower others to realise their potential”.
  • Caring  - “We treat everyone with respect, build caring relationships and seek to support others”.

In particular we focus on support and promote recovery and social inclusion with a particular focus on working with people with mental health issues to enable them to overcome barriers and fulfil their potential.

We want to be as financially independent as possible and therefore we operate as a social enterprise offering;

  • A wide variety of high quality commercial art and pottery classes.
  • Sheffield’s first community pottery with flexible studio membership scheme.
  • Exhibition spaces.
  • Commercial room hire.

We use the income from these commercial activities to support our work with marginalised groups.  However, our commercial activities provide far more than just a source of income - they are fundamental in ensuring the Art House is seen as a thriving, valued and accessible city centre resource for everyone interested in art and creativity!

The Art House is a charity that opened to the public during August 2015 (Charity Registered No. 1146648 – St. Matthew’s House Ltd).

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