Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Investment Programme

We are delighted that Sunderland Culture has been successful in its application to Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Investment Programme, and has been awarded additional investment for 2023-2026 as a Levelling Up for Culture place. Over the next 3 years, we will continue to work hard so that communities across Sunderland can access great cultural […]

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North East-based cultural organisations to support the region’s artists with new fund

Four key North East-based cultural organisations are coming together to create a new fund to support the region’s artists. From October, the North East Artists’ Fund will provide ‘micro bursaries’ of up to £500 to support creative practitioners’ personal and professional development thanks to contributions from The NewBridge Project, Sunderland Culture, Baltic Centre for Contemporary […]

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Iconic North American songwriters heading to The Fire Station

TWO of America’s most successful and influential singer songwriters are to perform at Sunderland’s newest arts and culture venue. Brandy Clark and Beth Nielsen Chapman are two of their generation’s most respected songwriters and musicians. And both are to appear at The Fire Station in Sunderland in an Autumn Americana season that will also feature […]

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Requiem arrives on Wearside as part of Glass Exchange

ARTWORK from one of the UK’s leading contemporary artists has arrived at National Glass Centre as part of a major exhibition. Katie Paterson’s Requiem arrived in Sunderland after being exhibited at the Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh, as part of National Glass Centre’s major Glass Exchange exhibition. Katie was one of four prominent UK artists invited […]

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Summer of affordable family fun with Sunderland Culture

A JAM-PACKED programme of affordable fun will keep families busy over the summer holidays at three cultural venues on Wearside. Sunderland Culture, who programme venues across the city, have put together a busy schedule of workshops, plays and other arts activity at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, National Glass Centre and Arts Centre Washington to […]

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Fire station’s hot new programme

SOME of the UK’s top comedians, legendary names from rock, pop and folk and one of the country’s leading performance poets all feature in an exciting programme at Sunderland’s newest cultural venue. After The Fire Station Auditorium’s brilliant debut programme – Firestarters – came to a successful conclusion last month, the venue is gearing up […]

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