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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.      

More than just a festival, if you would like to be kept updated on what we're up to all year round, sign up to our newsletter at the top of this page.

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Core projects

We’re proud to be a commissioning partner of Global Streets, a national programme that is inspiring local change through unforgettable international outdoor arts experiences coupled with targeted engagement activities.

Freedom Festival would not be possible without the 130 incredible volunteers who give their time every summer to welcome artists and visitors to the festival and to the city.

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.

We’re proud to be a commissioning partner of Without Walls, a network of festivals that brings fantastic outdoor arts to audiences across the UK.

What we're up to

4th April 2020

Freedom at Home

Come check our culture curriculum as we help to keep you creative and inspired while at home.

30th March 2020

Calling all creatives: online course now open!

Looking to keep busy while learning new skills? FA-AIR have reopened their online course 'Create in Public Space'. The first online course dedicated to creation in public space.

25th March 2020

Fair Winds at Home

As we face these unusual times, spend an hour of your day in a safe environment with nothing but your imagination: let us take your mind on a journey from the safety of your armchair...

Our partners

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