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Freedom Festival Arts Trust

Freedom Festival began in 2007 and was inspired by the reformist legacy of William Wilberforce and the wider abolitionist movement. In 2013 we were incorporated as a charitable trust and since then, have undergone a significant transformation to better present, in public space, extraordinary artistic programmes rooted in the thematic exploration of democracy, freedom and human rights.

Outside of our festival programmes, we are committed to talent development and innovative participatory projects with a focus on work that raises awareness of relevant social issues in our local communities, particularly in children and young people.

Freedom Festival Arts Trust is an Arts Council NPO (National Portfolio Organisation); a member of the European Arts network In Situ; and one of the 12 partners in the national arts network Global Streets. These partnerships have put our Festivals on the international stage, allowing us to commission world class projects for the people of Hull and beyond to enjoy.

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