Core Funders

Core Funders

View navigation


Did you know we are a charity? Find out how you can help future activity.

Freedom Festival Arts Trust is a registered charity. An international gateway to exceptional artists and makers, we combine 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.    

We reach over 130,000 people each year through Freedom Festival however its success goes way beyond the numbers. 

We champion the city of Hull, commissioning world-class art and nurturing local talent, while consistently being able to evidence a tangible and enduring contribution in the social well-being, cultural offer and economic standing of the city.

As a frontier arts organisation, we are committed to championing artists and activating public space, altering perceptions of venue-based programmes and deepening engagement. Now in our 12th year, we achieve this by remaining relevant, ambitious, agile and critical to the community in which we reside and the sector which we serve. However, we couldn't do this without your support.  

This year we will be running a text to give campaign, so that you can get involved to show your support, more information will be available soon.