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


  • Call out to North East Playwrights: Pursuers of the Future

    Sunderland Culture’s Great Place Unify programme culminates in 2020 with the presentation of a community play that gathers Sunderland’s communities dreams for the future of the city.

    As a first step in this project, Sunderland Culture wishes to commission a north east based playwright to work with local residents and community groups to write a new play based on their hopes, dreams and aspirations for the future of the city.  The play will be performed by a community cast with the support of a professional production team* in September 2020.  

    FEE: A fee of £6,110 will be payable to cover all preparatory research, including that conducted with local residents, and delivery of script

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31st January 2020
    INTERVIEWS: 19th February 2020

    For all the information on the commission guidelines and how to apply: Pursuers of the Future Call Out

  • Call-out for Sunderland Culture Young Ambassador Team

    Sunderland Culture is excited to launch their NEW Sunderland Culture Young Ambassador Team; a project that will see us work with young people to improve the young people’s offer in Sunderland.

    We are looking for a team of Sunderland young people aged 13-25; we want young people who want their voices to be heard, to be change makers, the creative instigators, the excited doers and young people champions.

    For our first big project, we are partnering with Helix Arts to curate and organise an exciting takeover of Arts Centre Washington on 1st November 2019.

    The young people recruit into this project will be the ones leading and creating this takeover event for young people, by young people in Sunderland, for young people in Sunderland.

    To kick start the process, young people will take part in the ‘Make It Happen’ learning scheme, which is all about doing just that, making things in Sunderland actually happen for young people! Through this they will develop the skills they will need to organise and plan their own event including things like project management, marketing, budget management, social media manage etc – whilst learning from professionals and experts from creative industries…

    This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain new skills, get creative and have their say in Sunderland!

    So if you’re aged 13-25 from living in Sunderland and want to take part, have any questions, would like the call-out in an alternative format, or know someone who fits the bill – we’d love for you to get in touch by emailing Rachel at [email protected]

  • 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 [email protected].