Project Night

Wednesday 21 October, 6.30-8pm
Via Zoom/ FREE

Join us for the first ever Project Night, a chance for artists and creative/ heritage organisations in the city to share what they’re working on, network and support each other to find solutions to common challenges! Through lockdown, many creative practitioners have felt isolated and overwhelmed, and Project Night is an informal space to come together, test ideas and support each other.

The format: we will have 3 artists or organisations sharing their work for 7 minutes- for the first session, the theme will be ‘What we’ve done over lockdown’. They will name (at least) one success and one challenge. Then there will be group discussion about common themes and concerns, and a chance for participants to share their own projects, works-in-progress, thoughts and ideas in a supportive environment.

For the first project night, we will be joined by Vinnie Todd (Norfolk Street Arts), Corinne Kilvington (Theatre Space North East) and Padma Rao (Sangini) who will be talking about their lockdown successes and challenges. If you’d like to talk about your work at a future Project Night, let us know by checking the box on the online form and we will be in touch.

Project Night will be bi-monthly (next date: 9 December).

To register:
Let us know you’re coming along by filling in this online form:

We will send zoom details out via. email when you’ve signed up. If you have any questions about the event or would like to discuss access needs, please email [email protected]

This workshop is offered as part of the Unlock the City programme which supports the development of artists and creative businesses in Sunderland. Unlock the City is delivered in partnership by Sunderland Culture, Sunderland City Council, Digital Catapult, North East BIC and Sunderland BME Network, with funding from Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Great Place Programme, and Coastal Communities Fund.

A note about Zoom:
Zoom is great for making content accessible but we know it can also come with its own challenges and anxieties. We’re more than happy for you to access it in whatever way works for you. All participants will be on mute on entering the workshop and if you prefer your video off, that’s fine and you are welcome to make use of the chat function at any point during the workshop. If you do have your video on, please don’t worry about kids/partners/pets in the background – it’s all part of the Zoom experience. The most important thing is that you can take part.