Sunderland Bid For UK City of Culture

  • The UK City of Culture is awarded ever four years.
  • The first award was made for 2013, with Derry-Londonderry the inaugural UK City of Culture, whilst Hull won the title for 2017.
  • The bidding process will see a host of cities from around the United Kingdom competing against one another to be the third UK City of Culture.
  • A successful UK City of Culture bid would create a long term legacy for Sunderland that would generate huge social and economic benefits for many years to come.
  • Winning cities become hubs for major national and international cultural events, including the Turner Prize.
  • Winning cities draw significant investment to deliver a year packed with a huge variety of different art and culture.
  • The effect of entering the competition can be seen even when the city’s bid has proved unsuccessful, with Durham’s Lumiere festival a product of the city’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2013.
  • The key partners in the City of Culture bid are The University of Sunderland, Sunderland Council and the MAC Trust.
  • Find out more information at www.sunderland2021.com
  • See what people are saying about the bid and show your support by using ‪#‎sunderland2021 on all social media platforms. This bid belongs to all of us and the more exposure and support it gets the better chance we have of winning!