Welcome to ArtsFix! At Sunderland Culture, we are committed to improving life for people who live in Sunderland through arts and culture and ArtsFix is here to help with this.

Whether you’re a teacher, a parent or a young person, ArtsFix is filled to the brim with ideas, tools and exercises to help you to navigate the creative and cultural offer in our vibrant City. 

Explore ArtsFix

Schools and Teacher’s Hub

Are you a teacher or school leader who is looking to improve or add to your arts offer in school?

Young People’s Hub

Are you a young person who is interested in the arts and wants to know more about cultural opportunities?

Children and Family Hub

Are you looking for creative activities for children or to visit a cultural venue with your family?

What is ArtsFix?

ArtsFix is the result and legacy of three years work testing and researching the relationship between education and learning through the creativity and culture.

Rebecca Ball, Chief Executive at Sunderland Culture introduces ArtsFix:

“ArtsFix is Sunderland Culture’s online emporium of creative opportunities, designed with and specifically for Sunderland’s children and young people, their families, their teachers and their schools.

We hope you enjoy it!”


Throughout this resource, we will refer to the terms ‘arts’ and ‘culture’ frequently.

Arts can encompass many forms, it is a broad term that includes a wide range of disciplines from theatre, dance, literature, storytelling, music, craft and visual arts to film, spoken word, digital media, photography and beyond. 

Culture, in all its richness and diversity can include the arts, stories, traditions, heritage and values of people and communities, which can be experienced as listening, playing, seeing, watching and interacting, performing, devising, designing and composing, making, writing and doing.   

ArtsFix funders and partners

Artsfix was delivered as part of Sunderland Culture’s Great Place Scheme thanks to funding from Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund, Sir James Knott Trust and Culture Bridge North East.

Thank you to all our funders, supporters, partners and project partner schools – Biddick Academy, Columbia Grange School and Usworth Primary School – without whom this project would not have been possible.

If you would like get in touch about ArtsFix please email [email protected].

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