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We are an international gateway to exceptional artists and makers, combining epic to intimate moments in public spaces where artists and audiences meet.

Producers of Hull's Freedom Festival, an international arts festival, we believe artists can change the narrative. With a distinctive creative voice, we enrich our society, giving artistic expression to themes of democracy, identity, human rights and freedom.

We are proud to be one of Arts Council England's National Portfolio Organisations, regarded as a leader in the field of outdoor arts and are part of the artistic directorate of The Without Walls Network and one of only three UK partners of the Europe-wide IN SITU Network. We work in partnership because nothing great is achieved in isolation.      

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Core projects

For 2019 we saw the eyes of the festival through our first ever Young Reporters, as part of an exciting new partnership with Ron Dearing UTC.

We are proud to be one of three UK representatives of the IN SITU network, collaborating with 23 other European programmers to nurture artist development and support artists to develop new forms of art in public space.

Continuing the conversation beyond Freedom Festival, with our Freedom Talks.

What we're up to

2nd September 2019

Thank you for joining us for Freedom Festival 2019

Fuelled by hope and humanity, Hull city centre came alive over five days and nights

29th August 2019

Hull College and Cranswick Plc team up to feed the festival

Hull College Catering Students Team up with Cranswick Plc to feed artists and audiences at Freedom Festival!

28th August 2019

The stage is set!

The stage is set - it’s time for Freedom Festival 2019 to take over Hull city centre with a powerhouse programme

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