The Hull Independent Producer Initiative (HIPI) is a capacity-building programme that supports emerging theatre companies and individual artists living and working in Hull.
Last year the HIPI supported numerous artists including Middle Child, Silent Uproar, Ensemble 52, Apus Productions, Roaring Girls, She Productions, Pub Corner Poets, Bellow Theatre and The Herd via a series of 1:1 coaching sessions and group masterclasses covering PR, evaluation and reporting, and making work for alternative spaces.
The HIPI also provided support with grant applications, resulting in Silent Uproar raising over £110,000 and Bellow Theatre securing their first funding to make work.
Supported by HIPI, Hull theatre companies toured their work at a showcase at New Diorama Theatre in London, selling out 90% of the shows; and a ‘Hull Takeover’ at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where the companies picked up numerous awards and rave reviews.
If you are a professional theatre or dance artist living and making performance-based work in Hull, HIPI would love to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
HIPI is an Absolutely Cultured project, funded by Hull City Council Arts Development and Back To Ours, with support from Hull Truck Theatre.
Made in Hull: Proud to support emerging theatre companies and artists.