Stephen Munn
CEO and Artistic Director

Hello, I’m Stephen Munn and I’m the CEO & Artistic Director of Absolutely Cultured since October 2019.

I have such a great role at Absolutely Cultured as I get to work across the fantastic Creative and Corporate teams, best of both worlds! My job is to create an exciting strategic plan which will build a strong, vibrant and sustainable organisation that is rooted in and celebrates Hull. Absolutely Cultured makes the arts accessible to all and I really like that.

Prior to this I was CEO & Artistic Director at Déda and Déda Producing, which is a Creative Centre for Dance and Physical Performance connecting locally, nationally, and internationally.

I was the co-founder and Artistic Lead of Derby Festé (2007 – 2019) one of the UK’s leading international street arts festivals. Before arriving in Derby, I was Director of Quay Arts a Visual Arts organisation on the Isle of Wight. I also was the Head of Theatre Programme at Trinity Laban in London and part of the Client Team delivering the award-winning Deptford Creekside building project.

I was a Partner of the Technical Connection, a private company set up to facilitate the production needs of the independent arts sector.

I received masters in Arts Management from London City University, and I’m obsessed with riding my bike in the Peak District.