Installation view, 2020. Jamie Crewe, Solidarity & Love. © Jules Lister

Programming & Curating

Through our programming we aim to create meaningful interactions that have resonance and relevance to peoples’ lives as well as creating more opportunities for Hull, its residents and its artists. We want to create dialogue and increase engagement with important topics like climate change, equality and inclusion.

We celebrate all artforms but we’re particularly focused on working in partnership to create opportunities for under-developed creative sectors in the area, to co-exist alongside those which are more familiar.

We curate, commission and produce exhibitions, performances, installations and events that build on the success of Hull 2017 but are evolved to be relevant today.

Our programme takes place within Humber Street Gallery our venue and visual arts base, in outdoor and underused spaces and within neighbourhoods across the city.

Over the coming years we aim to establish a multi-functional creative centre. Our programme will be increasingly developed through facilitation, partnership working and through co-creation with audiences to achieve greater impact with the resources we collectively have and greater resonance with what really matters to people.


Since our launch in May 2018, we have curated, commissioned and produced exhibitions, events and installations across visual arts, performance, dance, music and sound.

Within our venue, Humber Street Gallery we have presented up to 8 contemporary visual arts exhibitions each year and we have delivered 5 large-scale outdoor events; Model City, The Witching Hour (also took place in Wirral), Urban Legends: Northern Lights, Home Town Story (part of the Contains Strong Language Festival 2018) and Dominoes.

As well as directly producing and curating work ourselves, we have delivered projects and commissioned work with partners such as Contains Strong Language 2018, PRS Foundation and IETM