Our Arts Wellbeing team bring together specialist knowledge and experience from a range of arts disciplines. Our team of passionate, experienced and enthusiastic tutors and assistants work hard to deliver our fun, engaging and innovative experiences.
Why not come along and discover something new – many of our give it a go experiences cost less than £25 per person, and we offer a whole range of completely free arts courses too. Our free courses are designed for those in our community who stand to benefit from the fantastic creative and wellbeing benefits working with a range of arts processes such as glass, ceramics and fabric work can bring. Our free courses are designed to be fun, hands-on, practical, friendly, and tailored to the needs of each individual enrolled on each course.
Our organisation is not for profit, and we re-invest our surplus funds to benefit arts engagement and self-improvement in our local community in a variety of ways, including free specialist arts workshops, free courses, and investing in specialist equipment and resources to enable us to offer our arts engagement programmes to even wider audiences.
"Painting must be fertile. It must give birth to a world... it must fertilise the imagination." - Joan Miró
Our mission is to inspire people to connect with the arts and enable them to develop their skills. We strive to create a community that challenges injustices, celebrates diversity, elevates people's voices and develop pathways for new careers in the arts.
Our vision for the people of Sunderland and the North East is that they should not have to leave the region to fulfil their dreams of working in the arts or creative industries. We believe this can be achieved and want to retain the North East's best talents.
"Creativity is contagious, pass it on" - Albert Einstein