Our Members

Creative Cohesion

Creative Cohesion is a registered charity which specialises in arts based activities to help develop people’s learning, understanding and appreciation of art and creativity. We facilitate the promotion of creative practices through workshops, events and classes as well as providing artists with the space that allows them to develop their own practices.


Sunderland Empire Creative Learning

Creative Learning in Sunderland look to engage with our local schools and communities in providing learning opportunities that are inspired by our visiting productions.


Arts Centre Washington

Arts Centre Washington provides a mixed programme of artistic events and activities for all members of the community to experience and participate in the arts. Events include theatre, music, dance and comedy. There is also a packed programme of Classes and Courses – activities for all ages to take part in from salsa to sequence dancing; model making to messy play.


Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art presents changing exhibitions of new work by artists from the UK and abroad, bringing new art to new audiences. Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art is currently relocating to the University of Sunderland, where we will open a new gallery space in 2017


Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museums & Heritage Service manages three museums on behalf of Sunderland City Council; Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Monkwearmouth Station Museum and Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum. The Winter Gardens glasshouse is a highlight for visitors, containing over 2,000 tropical plants, a fish pond and dinosaur models.


Canny Space

The Canny Space is an ambitious project to conserve and regenerate Holy Trinity Church and create a vision that reconnects the city with its past. It aims to bring the heritage of the church and Old Sunderland to life through interpretation, events and performances.


National Glass Centre

A Centre of national excellence supporting the research, teaching, production, exhibition and enjoyment of contemporary glass.


The FabLab

A unique space where you can walk in with an idea in your head and walk out with that idea in your hand! FabLab Sunderland is part of a global network of digital fabrication spaces that provide 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters and a CNC router.