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


  • Make It Happen: Artists and Producers programme

    Are you a practising artist or producer? Living in Sunderland? Would you like to learn how to set up and deliver community-led arts projects? If the answer is YES then Make it Happen is a real-world training programme for creatives just like you.

    Helix Arts and Sunderland Culture have joined forces to provide a FREE practical training and coaching programme for artists and producers interested in initiating community art projects in Sunderland.

    All you need is:

    • To be an artist or producer living and working in Sunderland
    • To have begun to or are thinking about delivering participatory workshops within the communities of Sunderland
    • Availability to attend the training course
    • Ability and willingness to undertake self-directed work between sessions
    • Basic computer skills and a current email address
    • Agree to work with other artists, producers and community volunteers on the programme to manage and deliver a project after the training – the time required depends on the project you decide to deliver/budget limits
    • Ability to complete activities between Autumn 2019 and Summer 2020
    • If you missed the information session on 9 July at the National Glass Centre and want to find out more please contact Alex Young on 0191 241 4931 or alex.young@helixarts.com.

    When: Mondays between 30 September – 11 November 2019 09:30 – 13:00 at Norfolk Street Studios

    Expression of interest: Places for this course will be selected based on an expression of interest form: https://forms.gle/XdX77PhGG5XkRNVS8

    Please complete and return no later than 9am, Monday 12 August 2019.

    If you would like to receive or submit in another format, please contact Cheryl 0191 241 4931.

  • 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 rachel.hamer@sunderlandculture.org.uk

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.