What is DINA?

DINA is an independent venue in the centre of Sheffield. A not for profit social enterprise, its purpose is to offer a platform for artists and performers profiling new and unseen creative work.

To do this DINA makes room for unheard voices and forms of expression that can add to the cultural density and diversity of the city.

Fast becoming a hub for audiences and practitioners it has built a community of makers working in a range of cultural disciplines, including writers, visual artists, filmmakers, theatre makers and musicians.

Since opening its doors in September 2016, DINA has featured in national and regional publications garnering a reputation for progressive programming.

Collaborations and partnership are at the heart of the organisations ethos and DINA is always keen to expand these networks. DINA hosts workshops, meet-ups and sharing sessions, debates, performances and exhibitions.

DINA also produces the annual Connect the Dots Festival, a three week festival of digital art and music which features local, national and international artists for example; Fatima al Quidiri, Lise Autogena and Martyn Ware.

DINA is based in central Sheffield at 32 Cambridge Street S1 4HP.  The building has been reclaimed by the space holders and a big team, all volunteers,taking it  from a boarded up and disused building into a thriving art space that serves the city.

Originally the city’s first Free School, it is Grade 2 listed and has been resurrected to fulfil, in part, its original intent to instil confidence and new perspectives in rising generations.