Thomas Arran

What we do

As the company behind Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017, we are passionate about changing places and connecting people through art. We are proud of the city we are rooted in and are dedicated to creating ambitious, world-class culture that is free and accessible for all.

We create large scale outdoor events such as Dominoes and our upcoming Urban Legends: Northern Lights that celebrate Hull’s incredible outdoor spaces.

We work with partners such as the BBC and PRSF to bring world-class events to Hull that showcase emerging local, national and international artists across a range of art forms such as spoken word with Contains Strong Language and music with the upcoming New Music Biennial.

Our year round programme of art at Humber Street Gallery provides Hull with a unique contemporary art space showcasing local, national and international contemporary artists.

Our award-winning Volunteering Programme is part of the fabric of the city. Supporting Hull’s communities, cultural events and venues, our volunteers symbolise the energy and passion that makes a real difference.

All our work is underpinned by engagement work in schools, with local community groups and with our initiatives to support and develop the cultural sector, such as our Hull Independent Producers Initiative.

We are born of the city but our legacy is bigger, broader and wider than that.