Introduction to Participatory Arts and Media Course

We wanted to let you know about a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a free online six week course with our partners at the University of Sunderland. We think this course may appeal to both artists delivering sessions and participants involved in the Cultural Spring programme, particularly any of you who are or might… Read more

Memories of Love

Artist Carol Cooke was on BBC Radio Newcastle on The Simon Logan Show talking about her project Memories of Love which is taking place at Marsden Road Health and Well Being Centre in South Tyneside on Tuesdays 10am – 12pm. There’s still time to get involved with the project. Listen to the clips here:    

Bitesize Theatre is on the Menu

A tour of ‘bite-sized theatre’ shows is to start across South Tyneside next month. The Cultural Spring Project Co-ordinator Emma Scarr explained: “The idea behind our Bite-Size Theatre project is to introduce good quality, short shows into local communities, giving people of all ages an opportunity to see something different in venues in their own… Read more

Kelly-Abbott Dance Theatre Needs You

KADT are seeking 10 members of the local community to take part in their upcoming performance of Launch Day on 28th March at the Customs House to play the “gadgies”. Are you aged 30 or over? Are you a member of the local community? Do you have a passion for the arts? Do you have… Read more

New Wear Crossing 2018

Call for proposals for major artistic commission In spring 2018 a new bridge will open in Sunderland across the Wear, linking Pallion to the south of the river with Castletown to the north for the first time. Sunderland Culture and The Cultural Spring, working with Sunderland City Council, are seeking proposals for a large scale… Read more

Call out for Artists, Makers, Creatives for Set the Sails Project

Set the Sails – The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 Using Sunderland’s historic shipbuilding past and the transition to a modern future as its central theme, The Cultural Spring is seeking to commission a number of artists, makers and creatives to work with a range of community groups to create a series of model boats… Read more

Bitesize Art Commission for South Tyneside

The Cultural Spring is seeking to commission up to four Bitesize arts projects that are able to tour to a range of community venues across South Tyneside. The Commission   The Cultural Spring would like to commission four bitesize pieces of theatre / new writing / participatory arts experiences (up to one hour each) to tour… Read more

Critical Friend Brief

Creative People and Places, Sunderland and South Tyneside   Summary   The Cultural Spring is looking to appoint a new Critical Friend to support the evaluation of the second phase of our programme (2017-2020).  The Critical Friend will assist the Cultural Spring Steering group and staff team.  He or she will also support the team… Read more

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