Thomas Arran

Who we are

Absolutely Cultured is committed to placing the arts and creativity at the heart of Hull’s ambitions and aspirations.

Built on the foundations of the company that delivered Hull’s momentous year as UK City of Culture 2017, we are passionate about enhancing places and connecting people through the arts. We are proud of the city we are rooted in, and dedicated to creating ambitious, world-class culture that is free and accessible for all.

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

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.

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.

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

And threaded through everything we do is our commitment to ensuring creativity with, for and by future generations

Our name takes us far beyond the boundaries of UK City of Culture status - it is about people, regions, artists, audiences, and achieving a long term legacy.