Fruit Factory Network site visit to Bloc Projects, Sheffield © Absolutely Cultured


Following on from the success of the previous INTER_CHANGE programme, Absolutely Cultured will be recruiting again for 2022-2023. 

This initiative will select 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.

Our 2021 cohort benefited from support including mentoring, peer to peer sessions and exchange visits with other creatives and organisations in the North of England.

Who is it for? 

Individuals must be local to Hull and over 18 to participate, and is open to:  

  • Postgraduates who’ve studied creative subjects that link to visual and performing arts.  
  • Individuals outside of higher education who can evidence previous experience working in the arts and culture sector. 

Along with real practical support, INTER_CHANGE will provide 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.

This programme culminates in a final exhibition and/or public events programme at Humber Street Gallery in Autumn 2023.

INTER_CHANGE is made possible and is free to take part thanks to funding from Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


Related Events


Saturday 11 June 2022
Doors 9:30, event 10am-4pm
Humber Street Gallery
Free, booking required

A day of talks, workshops and discussion around the question “What do emerging creative practitioners need to thrive?”. The open space conference layout means you can move freely between spaces, be part of the conversations right for you, and even start them yourself.

Some of the events and speakers for the day include Tai Chi by Acho Elendu, Roaring Girls, Dan Watts from Elephant in the Room as well as members of our INTER_CHANGE programme, with a buffet provided.

Symposium Timetable – Click to Download

Past Events

Working with Children and Young People

Tuesday 8 February 2022
Online, Zoom
Are you a freelancer, artist or creative? Do you work with children, or would you like to know where to start? Join us for this online conversation where we discuss the ins and outs of working with young people.

Life as a Creative

Tuesday 13 July 2021
Online, Zoom
Are you starting out your creative career? Interested in finding out how others make a career in the arts? Join Nathan Geering, The McGuires and Madeleine O’Reilly for a conversation to explore their careers so far. 

Promoting and representing yourself

Tuesday 10 August 2021
Online, Zoom
Learn how to get noticed. How do you find an interested audience and what tools can you use to entice them into engaging with your project? Find the answers to similar questions during this INTER_CHANGE workshop.

Introduction to fundraising in the arts

Tuesday 14 September 2021
Online, Zoom
Learn ins and outs of fundraising. See for yourself that this daunting task doesn’t have to be so difficult after all. During this workshop you’ll learn where to start and how to plan your project, as well as where can you get the funding from.

Managing yourself as a creative

Tuesday 9 November 2021
Online, Zoom
Are you a freelancer, artist or creative? Interested in finding out how to maintain a healthy work-life balance, set boundaries and work with Unions? Join us for a conversation where we will explore these topics.

Creative Case for Diversity: An Introduction

Tuesday 7 December 2021
Online, Zoom
Diversity and equality are crucial to arts and culture. Join us for this online discussion where we will Introduce Art Council England’s ‘Creative Case for Diversity’.

September 2022 – September 2023

Application closes midnight 26 June 2022.

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