Opportunities

Check out our latest opportunities for Jobs, Artist Commissions and Volunteering below;

 

  • Marketing and Social Media Internship with Sunderland Music Hub

    Based At: Sunderland Music Hub, Bunny Hill, Sunderland Sr5 4bw
    Duration: 16 Weeks Placement, Up To 21 Hrs Per Week (From 29 July – 18 November 2019)
    Contract: Freelance
    Fee: £3024.00

    Sunderland Music Hub delivers music projects and activity for young people across Sunderland, through partnerships with cultural organisations, community organisations and work with schools. Over the coming months, the Hub will redevelop its brand, website and social media strategy to
    ensure the best service is provided to young people in the city, and that music opportunities are communicated to all.

    Sunderland Culture and Sunderland Music Hub are seeking an Intern to support this activity for a period of 16 weeks from w/b 29 July 2019, for 21 hours per week, to be worked flexibly to fit the need of the postholder and organisation. The Intern will be based at Sunderland Music Hub offices at Bunny Hill Centre with some home working required.

    This is an entry-level position for a person seeking to gain experience of the creative sector in Sunderland.

    This internship is offered as part of the Unlock strand of Sunderland Culture’s Great Place programme, with funding from the Coastal Communities Fund, which seeks to develop skills in the creative sector and open up more opportunities for emerging creative professionals in the city.

    The deadline for applications is 5pm on 28 June 2019.

    For more information on responsibilities, requirements, and how to apply: Sunderland Music Hub Internship FINAL

  • Sunderland Culture Curatorial Internship

    Based At: Sunderland Museum And Winter Gardens
    Duration: August 2019- June 2020
    Fee: £3750 (Plus Exhibitions Budget)
    Contract: Freelance Contract

    Brief:

    Sunderland Culture is delighted to offer a Curatorial Internship to design and develop a new exhibition programme for the art gallery at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens (SMWG).

    Founded in 1846, SMWG has been at the heart of Sunderland’s cultural offer for over 170 years. The collections are varied covering natural science, social history, archaeology and fine and applied art. Sunderland Museum’s fine art collection includes examples of 18th to 21st Century Fine Art, which have been acquired since the museum’s foundation. It houses a small but growing collection of
    contemporary art and a large collection of works with strong local/regional connections.

    SMWG has long-established relationships with the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery, the V&A, the British Museum and several other national institutions, and recently partnered with the Royal Collection to bring Leonardo da Vinci drawings to Sunderland. Between 2019-2022, SMWG will become a National Partner with the Arts Council Collection. This new partnership will give us
    unprecedented access to this national collection and will allow SMWG to develop and deliver exciting exhibitions and programmes of engagement activity, becoming a new home for the Arts Council Collection in the North East.

    In response to these exciting new opportunities and Sunderland Culture’s commitment to support emerging creative talent in Sunderland, we are delighted to offer a curatorial internship to programme and curate space in the art gallery and develop exhibitions which showcase the city’s emerging artists and creative practitioners.

    This internship is offered as part of the Unlock strand of Sunderland Culture’s Great Place programme, which seeks to develop skills in the creative sector and open up more opportunities for emerging creative professionals in the city.

    For more info and how to apply: SMWG CURATORIAL INTERN

    Deadline for applications is 5pm on 24 June 2019.

  • Programme and Exhibitions Internship

    Based At: Nepn (North East Photography Network), University Of Sunderland Duration: 16 Weeks Placement, Up To 21 Hrs Per Week (From 2 September- 20 December 2019)
    Contract: Freelance
    Fee: £3024.00

    Brief:
    During 2019, NEPN (North East Photography Network) will be supporting the development of new photographic commissions, public talks, exhibitions and events.

    NEPN’s major project of 2018/19 ‘Observe Experiment Archive’ will culminate in the presentation of photographic works in public exhibitions in partnership with Sunderland Culture venues (Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens) and other public contexts during November 2019-January 2020.

    Sunderland Culture and NEPN are seeking an Intern to support this activity for a period of 16 weeks from w/b 2 September 2019, for 3 days per week. The Intern will be based at NEPN offices in the University of Sunderland. This is an entry-level position for a person seeking to gain experience of the creative sector in Sunderland.

    This internship is offered as part of the Unlock strand of Sunderland Culture’s Great Place programme, which seeks to develop skills in the creative sector and open up more opportunities for emerging creative professionals in the city.

    For more information and how to apply: NEPN INTERNSHIP

    Deadline for applications is 5pm on 19 June 2019

  • Artist’s Studio to let – Arts Centre Washington

    Arts Centre Washington is seeking tenants for the studio that will complement and contribute to the creative environment of this busy arts centre. Located around the Arts Centre’s courtyard, it is expected that the new tenant’s presence will add to the variety and viability of the Arts Centre.

    Applications for the tenancy are welcomed from all types of creative industries as defined by the Department for Culture Media and Sport as comprising of such business or organisations as: Advertising, Architecture, Art and Antique Market, Crafts, Design, Designer fashion, Film and Video, Interactive leisure software, Music, the performing Arts, Publishing Software and computer services, television and Radio.

    STUDIO 2 PARTICULARS ACW 2019

  • Museum Pieces: opportunity for emerging playwrights in Sunderland

    Museum Pieces: Call Out to Writers

    Sunderland Stages Writers Project (SSWP) is funded by Sunderland Culture’s Great Place Unlock programme, which has a primary aim to unlock potential and develop emerging talent. SSWP aims to support the early stages in the personal development of those who have real enthusiasm and ambitions to write for the stage.

    As part of the SSWP, Sunderland Culture invites emerging writers from Sunderland to submit short scripts inspired by the spaces, artefacts or people associated with Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. A small selection of submitted scripts will be professionally staged, with the support of November Club, as site specific performances in the museum as the final event of Sunderland’s Creative Writing Festival in November 2019.

    Full details can be found here: Museum Pieces: call out application 

    Submission Deadline: 30th August 2019.

  • Sunderland Creative Development Bursary

    As part of Sunderland Culture’s Great Place programme, funded by the National Lottery, we are launching an open call to independent creative practitioners, artists, producers and cultural or heritage organisations based in Sunderland, to apply for a bursary of up to £2000 to help them move to the next stage in their practice or organisational development.

    We recognise that it can be a challenge for creative practitioners and cultural organisations to take time to innovate and progress their work. Therefore, these bursaries will support development by allowing artists and cultural practitioners to innovate and take creative risks, develop sustainable practices, work in new ways and to eventually reach new audiences.

    Full details about this opportunity including application criteria, process and application can be found here: FINAL SUNDERLAND CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT BURSARY EX DATE

    EXTENDED deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 21 June 2019.

     

  • Volunteering Opportunity - National Glass Centre & Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Volunteers needed to help complete feedback surveys with visitors to Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. 

    Are you confident? Do you love chatting with people? Then we have the perfect volunteering opportunity for you!

    Join us at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and/or National Glass Centre to help us collect visitor surveys which help us with our funding from Arts Council England.

    Volunteers must be aged 16yrs or over.

    If you’re interested in applying please email us at info@sunderlandculture.org.uk.