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

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