Commission opportunity …

The Cultural Spring is working in partnership with South Tyneside Council on the ‘Welcome Back’ project to encourage people back into South Shields Town Centre. We are seeking to commission an artist to work with the local community to create a large scale and ambitious artwork that will go directly onto the pavement on King… Read more

Metro Community Takeover – Commission Brief

1. Introduction The Cultural Spring are working in partnership with Nexus to celebrate 40 years of the Metro. We are seeking to commission an artist, arts or creative organisation to develop new pieces of visual art works for three South Tyneside Metro Stations: Bede, Chichester and Hebburn. About the Cultural Spring In mid-2012, a small… Read more

The Cultural Spring given £1m to continue its work for three more years

WE’RE delighted to announce The Cultural Spring has been granted £1m to extend its award-winning work by three more years. The project 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… Read more

Welcome to Alex

AN award-winning arts project has strengthened its team with a new appointment. The Cultural Spring, which has been working to increase participation in the arts in Sunderland and South Tyneside since 2014, has recruited Alexandra Marsden as a Community Engagement Co-ordinator. Alexandra joined The Cultural Spring team from arts development organisation Gem Arts where she… Read more

Try something new with The Cultural Spring

FANCY learning a new skill or taking up a new hobby? An award-winning arts project might have the perfect opportunity to do so. The Cultural Spring is an Arts Council funded project aimed at increasing the number of people taking part in arts activity in Sunderland and South Tyneside. It has just launched its latest… Read more

Postcards and singing to link ‘non digital’ South Tynesiders

TWO innovative new arts projects aim to connect South Tynesiders who don’t have access to the internet. One of the two commissions from award-winning The Cultural Spring is called Wish You Were Here and will involve residents being sent a blank postcard and instructions. Over a 12-week period, participants will be asked to complete a… Read more

New workshop programme launched

A NEW programme of online creative workshops has been launched to keep you busy during lockdown. The programme, from award-winning arts and culture project The Cultural Spring, features songwriting, podcasting, crafts and face-painting. The workshops are free thanks to funding from Sunderland Council’s East Area Committee and Arts Council England. There are four workshops taking… Read more

Art packs keeping communities active

MORE than 700 activity packs have been distributed across six Sunderland communities free of charge thanks to an award-winning arts project and support from Sunderland City Council. The Cultural Spring commissioned six artists to produce 720 activity packs and then worked with a range of community organisations in six council wards to distribute the packs…. Read more

Online Winter Workshop Programme launched

AS the Winter nights lengthen and the uncertainty around Covid restrictions continues, The Cultural Spring has launched a series of online arts workshops. The project’s Online Winter Workshop Programme features creative writing, singing and crafts. “We’d normally launch our seasonal programme of workshops about now, but because of the current Covid restrictions and uncertainty about… Read more