Your Art is a Cultural Spring scheme that is designed to create more opportunities for people in our wards to get involved in arts and culture.

Throughout Spring and Summer 2015, our Your Art Spring projects and activities were a complete success. We saw many different events take place around Sunderland and South Tyneside that were financially supported by Your Art, and saw the projects make an impact on our communities. It allowed many people to participate in events, lead groups and helped to produce and create their own artistic work. Your Art wants to create a lasting artistic legacy in Sunderland and South Tyneside and by working with artists and communities in our wards, we were able to do this.

Your Art supported 7 projects in a number of our wards in Spring 2015. Some of the projects were Digital Image Design, Ukulele Practice and an Environmental Art Project with school children. Your Art is also available for many different ages, groups and schools. These projects took place through workshops and sessions over a number of weeks and saw great popularity in our wards. Some of the Summer 2015 projects involved music lessons for students and adults, a Poppy Project with veterans and creating art and mosaics.

Artist Ian Potts and Eon Arts were supported by Your Art to create a echo-friendly art piece of the Mona Lisa on Roker beach. Ian created the piece out of sand, seaweed and shells with amazing results. To see more photos of Ian’s work, head to this website and read the article covered by the Sunderland Echo.

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If you’re an artist looking for someone to support your project or someone with ideas and  you’d like to take part in Your Art, please visit the application page HERE.

Our available WARDS where Your Art is eligible.

Or contact Crystal Hicks at for more information.