Coronavirus – useful websites and resources

Because of the Covid-19 crisis, The Cultural Spring hasn’t been as active within our Sunderland and South Tyneside communities as we’d like. What we have been doing is planning for our Phase 3 and contacting venues and residents groups in our new wards of Ryhope, Doxford and Silksworth in Sunderland, and Hebburn North, Hebburn South… Read more

Talking to our new communities

For the past six years The Cultural Spring has been working to increase participation in arts and culture in Sunderland and South Tyneside. During these unsettling times caused by the COVID-19 virus, we remain committed to do just that – and to support the communities of both boroughs. Although we don’t have any activities arranged… Read more

We are looking for an evaluator

For our Phase Three we are looking to engage an evaluator (or team of evaluators) that can work within our existing Theory of Change model but to also interrogate our approach to engagement. Our desired outcomes for this evaluation are: Tells the story of the impact of our programme on individuals and communities. Produce an evaluation that… Read more

The Cultural Spring is among the UK’s top 100 ‘changemakers’

THE Cultural Spring features in a list of 100 ‘changemakers’ predicted to make the world a better place in 2020. Our project, which has been working to increase engagement in the arts and culture on Wearside and South Tyneside since 2014, is on The Big Issue’s Top 100 Changemakers list of ‘thinkers, creators and agitators… Read more

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