North East Artist’s work to be exhibited at Victoria and Albert Museum

The prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London has acquired four pieces of artwork by a former University of Sunderland PhD student. Artist Helen Pailing completed her doctorate two years ago at National Glass Centre, where she created the popular chandelier, Adorn, in the venue’s reception area. National Glass Centre has a long-term relationship […]

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Rapper, Dancer and Drummer set for New Encounters

A rapper, a drummer and a dancer are the first recipients of Sunderland Culture’s New Encounters bursaries. The bursaries were launched earlier this year as a way to help performing artists from the city’s Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) communities. They are the result of more than a year’s research completed by Sunderland Culture […]

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Sunderland Culture announces new Chief Executive

Sunderland Culture has a new Chief Executive. Rebecca Ball, currently the organisation’s Creative Director, has succeeded Keith Merrin who left earlier this year to take up a role with Tyne & Wear Museums. Rebecca has more than 20 years experience in the arts, and started her career in dance, running community and education projects before […]

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Sunderland Culture unveils new Creative Fellowships

Sunderland Culture has announced the latest recipients of its Creative Development Fellowships scheme. Launched in June 2019, the Creative Development Fellowships aim to support artistic development within the city. The Fellowships enable each recipient to develop their creative practice in a range of diverse ways – from funding practical tools and equipment, mentorship, business support and courses, […]

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Srijoni Exhibition will Showcase Art of Women’s Group

AN arts project exploring the impact of the Covid pandemic on women from ethnically diverse communities will culminate in an exhibition at Arts Centre Washington.  For the last few months the Srijoni project has involved women from diverse communities supporting each other through arts and craft activity. The project was set-up and run by Sangini, a Black and minority ethnic (BME) led, […]

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Sunderland Culture receives further lifeline grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Sunderland Culture has been awarded £143,889 as part of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.   Sunderland Culture is one of many cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. The investment which has been announced today is part of the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts […]

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