After four successful years, first as Executive Producer for Hull 2017 and then making an important contribution to establishing the successor company, Katy Fuller has announced today that she will be stepping down as Creative Director and CEO of Absolutely Cultured to pursue other creative projects.
In 2018, Katy’s commitment to initiating and producing transformational cultural activities which have a lasting impact on people and place was demonstrated through projects such as Urban Legends: Northern Lights, Dominoes and the delivery of the Land of Green Ginger book to every household in the city. She has championed the evolution of Humber Street Gallery and the Volunteering Programme and ensured that learning and engagement opportunities have been threaded through all of the company’s work.
The announcement comes following the incredibly successful The Witching Hour by Periplum which took place over three nights in East Park over the weekend and drew crowds of 9 ,000 people. This large-scale outdoor event was inspired by one of Katy’s most memorable projects in 2017, the Land of Green Ginger.
Chair of Absolutely Cultured Lee Corner said: ‘Over the last four years Katy has made a significant contribution to Hull 2017, Absolutely Cultured and the wider cultural community and her work has been enjoyed by many people in the city.
‘We will be announcing our next season’s programming in the coming weeks and months which includes a new series of exhibitions at Humber Street Gallery, projects led by our volunteers and an exciting new outdoor event in the winter.
Katy said: ‘I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time working at Absolutely Cultured and have such great respect and admiration for the team, board and partners of Absolutely Cultured. I look forward to seeing what is next for the company and wish everybody success for the future.’
Lee continued: ‘In the coming weeks we will be looking to recruit a CEO to lead Absolutely Cultured in the next stage of its journey, and to build on our considerable successes to date.’