Freedom Festival Arts Trust is an independent, not-for-profit organisation; the development and increasing success of the festival is made possible by a number of key supporters. Their investment, advice and confidence in Freedom ensures that the festival continues to grow into a world-class arts event. Thank you to all for your hugely-valued contribution.

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Official Funding Partners:

Hull City Council
Hull 2017
Art Council England

Headline Sponsor:


Cranswick PLC have been operating in Hull since the 1970’s and are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement with the Freedom Festival Arts Trust to become the headline sponsor for the next 3 years.

As one of the region’s largest employers, with over 4000 employees based in Hull, we have a commitment to our employees and the area they live in. Our beliefs mirror those of Freedom Festival; we are passionate about engaging and connecting with the local community to support long-term regeneration.

We’re delighted to be sponsoring Freedom Festival again and to be involved in this fantastic event here in Hull is a privilege. We wish the Freedom Festival team great success for the year ahead and beyond.

We will become actively involved over the coming years and will help to support new ideas as the Freedom Festival goes from strength to strength. Whether this is through providing fantastic food at various locations throughout the event or encouraging our talented employees to get involved and support the festival, we will ensure we work hard to make the festival an ongoing success.

Business Partners:

University of Hull


Princes Quay
The Deep
Prestige Recruitment


Catalan Arts
nstitut Ramon Llull
Garfield Weston Foundation
James Reckitt
Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Creative Funding Partners:

Without Walls
A Firm of Poets
Hull Culture & Leisure
Hull Dance
Global Streets Touring Network
14-18 Now