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Make it Happen – Sunderland

Make it Happen Sunderland currently delivers our partnership activities with :

Royalty Theatre Youth Academy


Young Cultural Ambassadors, Sunderland Culture


Who do you want to meet


Sunderland artists and producers, Sunderland Culture


Jessica Ann Browne

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Jessica Browne is a visual artist with a BA and MA in Fine Art from the University of Sunderland. Alongside her personal practice she runs workshops in textiles and painting. Her work focuses on abstract painting with floral and botanical references.

Make it Happen Sunderland artists and producers

Are you a practicing artist or producer? Living in Sunderland? Would you like to learn how to set up and deliver community-led arts projects? If the answer is YES then Make it Happen is a real-world training programme for creatives just like you.

Helix Arts and Sunderland Culture have joined forces to provide a FREE practical training and coaching programme for artists and producers interested in initiating community art projects in Sunderland.

All you need is:

When Mondays between 30 September - 11 November 2019 09:30 - 13:00 at Norfolk Street Studios

Expression of interest Places for this course will be selected based on an expression of interest form: https://forms.gle/XdX77PhGG5XkRNVS8

Please complete and return no later than 9am, Monday 12 August 2019.

If you would like to receive or submit in another format, please contact Cheryl 0191 241 4931.

MiH Sunderland Arts Prods Timetable (1)

Sunderland Young Cultural Ambassadors

Helix Arts are working with Sunderland Culture to support young people in Sunderland. We are joining forces to deliver Make it Happen to a new ambassadors team.

Sunderland Culture are launching a Sunderland Culture Young Ambassador Team to work alongside them to improve the young people’s offer in the city.

They are now recruiting a team of young people aged 13-25. For the first big project, they are partnering with Helix Arts to curate and organise a takeover of Arts Centre Washington on 1st November 2019. Young people will take part in the make it happen scheme to develop the skills they will need to organise and plan their own event.

This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain new skills, get creative and have their say! Register your interest here https://forms.gle/DQC9fxq8pzW2PT6D8

If you or any young people have any questions, want to take part or know someone who fits the bill, or if would like the call out in an alternative format just drop Rachel an email at [email protected]

When? Make it Happen is taking place during the Summer holidays. Dates & times here… Young Ambassador’s Timetable.

Where? Arts Centre Washington

Sunderland Culture Young Ambassador Team Call out (2)

Latest happenings… The Sunderland Young Cultural Ambassadors team want their voices to be heard, to be change makers, the creative instigators, the excited doers and champions for other young people across Sunderland. They are doing an open call to artists now Artist Brief Sunderland Young Cultural Ambassadors ACW Takeover

Submit by 10am 10 September 2019 to [email protected]

Get in touch if you have any access needs that require support in making your submission.

They are issuing a general call out soo too. The team are interested in finding out if artists and local community groups have creative work they’d like to add to the takeover event on 1 November 2019. it must be around the theme of BODY POSITIVITY.

More info soon…in the meanwhile do get in touch to find out more. [email protected] or call Cheryl at Helix Arts 0191 241 4931.

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