Unlock the City: A support programme for the creative industries

Event cancellations:

In light of most recent government measures to control the spread of Covid-19 virus all Sunderland Culture events will be cancelled from Wed 18th March until further notice. We have taken this decision in the best interests of our audiences, visitors and participants.

We will review the situation on a weekly basis and further updates will be posted on our social media and website channels.

About Unlock the City:

Unlock the City is an exciting new citywide programme- led by Sunderland Culture and in partnership with North East BIC, Digital Catapult North East and Tees Valley and Sunderland BME Network- to support the creative industries in Sunderland.

Across the eighteen-month programme, together we’ll be delivering a package of support including workshops, residentials, mentoring and one-to-one sessions, with the aim to increase confidence and facilitate a more diverse, sustainable and profitable creative sector within Sunderland.

If you have any questions about the programme, please email [email protected]

These activities are open to individual creative practitoners who live, work or study in Sunderland, and cultural and heritage organisations based in Sunderland.

The Unlock the City programme 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, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Coastal Communities fund.