What We Do

Hand Of is an arts platform dedicated to supporting and enriching communities throughout the UK by organising and programming interdisciplinary arts projects and events.

Our central aim is to promote the sharing of knowledge and inspiration through collaboration with artists, heritage locations, and archival institutions. These partnerships facilitate outreach work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and in areas of low cultural engagement, as well as specifically school children on the SEND register.

Hand Of was founded in 2011 by Louise Snape and Rob Hughes, with the intention of creating a platform for emerging artists to work together with their communities to make exciting and accessible new art in Sheffield. They now run projects and events throughout the UK, with a focus on the North East, the West Midlands, and London.