Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Arts Programme comprises a range of activity including exhibitions, talks, events and new writing, and showcases the best in international contemporary art practice and research. Artists selected for our programme work across a number of forms, disciplines and subjects, interrogating and expanding the boundaries of non-fiction through moving images, immersive technologies, sound, performance and other media. We prioritise quality over medium or form, selecting the highest-calibre artworks—in terms of aesthetic innovation, sociopolitical relevance and urgency of form/content—from across open call submissions, research and outreach. Taken together, the artists and projects selected highlight the intersections between documentary media, non-fiction film and contemporary art practice.

  1. Ghosts & Apparitions - Online Arts Programme
    Ghosts & Apparitions - Online Arts Programme

    'Ghosts & Apparitions' was an online series of audio, video and XR performative artworks by UK and international artists and collectives which explore current realities, a dramatised reality and an alternate reality.

  2. Artist Spotlight #4: Keiken
    Artist Spotlight #4: Keiken

    The fourth and final edition in this series of insights into the work, research material, processes and theories that form the practices of the artists and collectives of our 'Ghosts & Apparitions' exhibition programme.

  3. Artist Spotlight #1: Kitty Clark
    Artist Spotlight #1: Kitty Clark

    The first in a new series of insights into the work, research material, processes and theories that form the practices of the artists and collectives of our 'Ghosts & Apparitions' exhibition programme.