Offering a year-round programme of exhibitions, events and performances, Sunderland Culture brings big-name creatives from the worlds of contemporary visual arts, glass, ceramics and performance to the city, alongside showcasing the best and most exciting local talent. There is a huge range of opportunities for students to visit the venues, take part in events, get involved in the programme and gain valuable work experience.
It's an exciting time to be in Sunderland as the city drives forward the Twenty Four Seven programme, an ambitious £60m project running to 2024, which will see new venues, pop-up galleries and creative workspaces opening in the city centre, alongside a city-wide programme of events. Students will benefit from a lively and varied programme of arts and cultural activities throughout their time at the University.
So how does Sunderland Culture benefit University of Sunderland students? There are regular opportunities for students to get first-hand experience linked to the programme delivered in venues or across the city.
During 2018/19, students and graduates from the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries at University of Sunderland were involved in a number of exceptional career-enhancing opportunities through Sunderland Culture, including:
In 2019/20, students and graduates will be able to take part in a range of exciting professional development opportunities including:
These are just some of the ways our students can tap into and benefit from the range of Sunderland Culture activities. View the full programme of events and activities.
Learn more about Sunderland Culture on the official website.
There are some remarkable examples of culture-led regeneration such as the partnership between the University of Sunderland, the local authority and private business which has created Sunderland Culture. In recent years partners have leveraged in around £25m of investment in arts and culture infrastructure. It is transformational.”
Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair – Arts Council England
The creation of Sunderland Culture to develop and operate the city’s cultural venues is seen as a pioneering example of innovative partnership working. The key is to bring together partners who will commit to a shared vision around the impact that culture can make across a city.”
Graeme Thompson, Pro Vice Chancellor – University of Sunderland
One of the key artistic events of the year is the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition which you can now see at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (@SundCulture)... https://t.co/ZaMP6DDZt8 pic.twitter.com/GiJt6sxohs— The Crack (@the_Crack) March 5, 2019
Amazing exhibition of 150 glass ships in bottles (many made in Sunderland), Vessels of Memory, brought together by artist Ayako Tani in @SundCulture pop-up gallery space Mackie’s Corner pic.twitter.com/IPMK6AgeSr— Keith Merrin (@kmerrin) February 27, 2019
Always a pleasure to explore @SundMuseum Botanical Gardens with recent refurb of the cafe & shop, looking good in today's sunshine @SundCulture @SunderlandCpn @SunderlandUK @sunderlanduni pic.twitter.com/n3TX1EyKnJ— Sophia Stovall (@SophiaStovall) February 17, 2019
#PagesofTheSea at Roker beach was an amazing and poignant event, fully embraced with respect for the fallen of WW1 by the people of Sunderland and a great honour to have been involved in. Many thanks to the many volunteers and community members who made it happen. pic.twitter.com/Xqn4FiasAe— Keith Merrin (@kmerrin) November 11, 2018
Crowds of people gathered today at Roker beach for #PagesOfTheSea, a unique moment to say goodbye & thank you to the millions of men and women who left our shores during the #WW1, marking 100 years since Armistice. #DannyBoyle @1418NOW— Sunderland Culture (@SundCulture) November 11, 2018
Thank you for taking part everyone! pic.twitter.com/Gq0i7bXr7S