We’ve got three more years!

The Cultural Spring has been granted £500,000 to extend its award-winning work by three more years. The Cultural Spring has been increasing the number of people taking part in arts and culture activities in Sunderland and South Tyneside since 2014. The project’s seasonal workshops, large-scale performances and support for community-based arts projects are funded through… Read more

Community groups in Sunderland and South Tyneside given £12,000 funding boost

Community groups across Sunderland and South Tyneside have been awarded £12,000 to boost their arts and culture offering from our Your Art fund. The fund is designed to commission community groups to develop their own artistic ideas and to support people to lead and programme arts events in their own communities. Groups across the two… Read more

Celebrating Little Inventors blasting off into Space!

‘Two winning inventors announced from space by Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques in a live connection from the International Space Station, and the big reveal of 30 new inventions brought to life… Truly out of this world!’ Little Inventors started life in Sunderland in 2016 as Inventors! led by Sunderland born designer and inventor… Read more

Putting the spotlight on The Customs House’s 25th Anniversary

A spectacular sound and light show will be the highlight of celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of South Tyneside’s leading arts and culture venue. Planning to celebrate a quarter of a century of The Customs House is well underway and a joint commission by the venue and The Cultural Spring has been won by… Read more

Freelance Project Co-ordinator Opportunity

The Cultural Spring is seeking to appoint a freelance Project Co-ordinator to support and facilitate local people to set-up and run arts groups that have emerged through The Cultural Spring’s programme of work. The Project Co-ordinator will work closely with The Cultural Spring team, community participants, artists and community groups/organisations across Sunderland and South Tyneside…. Read more

Photography Project Exhibition at Mackie’s Corner

An exhibition showcasing artwork produced in a Wearside photography and science project has opened in an iconic Sunderland building. The #WearExperimenting project was delivered by Sunderland photographic artist Jo Howell on behalf of the Cultural Spring and co-commissioner the North East Photography Network (NEPN). The project used a series of experiments to engage as many… Read more

Cbeebies Star Launches Children’s Storybooks

Children’s TV star Chris Jarvis has launched a series of storybooks written and produced by a collaboration between local artists and South Tyneside schoolchildren and their families. Popular CBeebies presenter Chris was at The Word to launch the books, produced through a Cultural Spring project supported by South Tyneside Council and The Customs House. Five… Read more

West Area Signage Commission

Introduction The Cultural Spring is seeking to commission an artist, arts organisation or creative organisation to support the creation of new signage relating to ward-based environmental issues in the West Area of Sunderland (Barnes, Pallion, Sandhill, Silksworth, St. Anne’s and St. Chad’s). This must be done in consultation with local residents from each of the… Read more

Research & Development Opportunity: The Customs House 25th Year Anniversary

The Customs House in partnership with The Cultural Spring, South Tyneside Council and St.Hilda’s Pit Head are seeking to commission between two-three artist-led Research & Development projects for a large-scale commission that will culminate in the last week of October 2019. The research and development projects will be decided by a community panel and can… Read more