We want Hull to be a place where children and young people see careers in the arts and creative industries as a viable option, and that means sufficient opportunities for local creatives to develop and sustain careers exist in Hull and East Riding.
As a charity, we are proud to have a lot of experience and learning in this area, having delivered programmes such as the Hull Independent Producer Initiative (HIPI), which evolved from Hull UK City of Culture 2017, Fruit Factory Network which supported visual artists based in Hull and East Riding, and now INTER_CHANGE.
We offer support to local and emerging artists directly; creating space for artists to show work in our spaces, benefit from our resources and expertise and provide opportunities such as artist-in-residence programmes, internships and professional development masterclasses.
Hull is a place full of creative potential. We want to support Hull to retain and attract skilled and experienced arts professionals to be able to live and create work in the city, and for art and creativity to benefit more of Hull’s people.
Our INTER_CHANGE initiative selects a core cohort of 10-12 creative practitioners, curators, producers and physical performers at the early stages of their career to participate in a co-produced 12-month professional development programme.
It is aimed at people aged 18 and over, living primarily in Hull and surrounding areas, who are in the beginnings of a career in the arts and looking for professional support and guidance.
Along with real practical support, INTER_CHANGE provides an environment to share ideas and build stronger networks that can open up opportunities, lead to collaboration and enable the exchange of work in and out of Hull. The programme culminates in a final exhibition and/or public events programme at Humber Street Gallery.