Filmmaker Call Out

We’re looking to commission a filmmaker/filmmakers, to document our project and to create a series of short films and take images throughout the next year of our programme. The Brief We would like the films to be of high quality, which help to raise the profile of The Cultural Spring, its activities, participants and partners…. Read more

Falling On Your Feet To Prevent Falls

People over the age of 65 are being given the chance to put on their dancing shoes for a new project aimed at reducing the fear of falling. Falling on your Feet is a free bespoke dance programme for people aged 65 years and over living independently. The programme is being delivered by arts organisation… Read more

Red-Hot Performance To Reopen Fire Station

A spectacular live performance will mark the opening of Sunderland’s new arts hub. A joint commission from the Cultural Spring and Sunderland Music, Arts and Culture (MAC) Trust to deliver a free performance for the opening of The Fire Station has been won by internationally-acclaimed outdoor theatre company Periplum. More than 200 local people will… Read more

Frankie looking forward to Summer Streets Date

The home-grown headliners of a popular Sunderland music festival are looking forward to a rare appearance in their home city. Frankie and the Heartstrings are appearing at this year’s Summer Streets festival, which will be held on Saturday, July 15, in Thompson Park, Southwick. Lead singer Frankie Francis was excited at the prospect: “The Heartstrings… Read more

Live at the Bandstand

We’ll be at Barnes Park in Sunderland for the free family fun day SEE Event on Saturday 1st July 10am – 5pm. We’re very pleased to be co-ordinating the music and entertainment programme as part of the SEE Event. The event, organised by Sunderland City Council’s West Area Committee, takes place in Barnes Park, Sunderland…. Read more

£13,000 of Your Art support for local groups

MORE than £13,000 has been awarded to community groups by an award-winning arts project. The Cultural Spring, an Arts Council England funded project working to increase engagement in the arts in Sunderland and South Tyneside, has been supporting local communities to shape, lead and programme arts events in their areas through its Your Art scheme… Read more

Summer Culture Workshops unveiled

AN award-winning arts project has launched an exciting line-up of workshops to keep you busy over the coming summer months. The Cultural Spring, a three-year Arts Council-funded project aiming to encourage and increase participation in the arts in ten wards on South Tyneside and Wearside, has a wide variety of artistic workshops for people to… Read more

Call Out for Evaluators

The Cultural Spring are looking for an experienced programme evaluator to evaluate our projects. You can find details of what the role entails by downloading this PDF document. To apply for the role of Evaluator please provide the following information: A CV or company biography, demonstrating your track record An outline of the approach you… Read more

Summer Streets returns to Thompson Park!

The Summer Streets Festival returns to Thompson Park in Southwick on Saturday 15th July 12.30pm – 7pm! The festival is free entry and there is something for all the family to get involved with. There’ll be live music, fun workshops, delicious food and so much more! Ross Millard, from Sunderland based band The Futureheads, is… Read more

We’re looking for participants for The Fire Station opening!

The Cultural Spring alongside the MAC Trust are looking to commission an individual, organisation or partnership to lead an ambitious participatory programme that culminates in an exciting, large scale, public event in November 2017 to celebrate the opening of Sunderland’s new participatory arts space, The Fire Station.   You have until the 22nd of May… Read more