20-21 Visual Arts Centre is housed in the former St. John’s Church building in Church Square, Scunthorpe.

Since the gallery’s doors first opened in 2001 we have developed a great reputation for offering a varied and exciting exhibition programme of contemporary art. Our venue shows around 20 exhibitions per year, across six exhibition spaces, and we aim to be as ambitious and creatively diverse with our shows as possible. As well as bringing arts and culture to the local community, we also aim to show art by groups that are under represented in mainstream galleries and the art world.

Encompassing a wide range of media, subjects and artistic approaches, we present a mixture of in-house curated exhibitions, touring shows and exhibitions developed in partnership with fellow creative organisations. We also produce and deliver our own touring exhibitions to other galleries nationally, and offer an extensive education programme for all ages and abilities.

20-21 has received regular funding from the Arts Council England, Yorkshire since day one, and are classed as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) by the Arts Council.

We welcome proposals from artists for exhibitions or workshops.