Thomas Arran

Who we are

We were Hull 2017 but from this point forward we are and always will be Absolutely Cultured.

Built on the foundations of the company which delivered Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017, Absolutely Cultured continues to play a leading role in Hull’s future, as an arts company rooted in the city.

In a city where creativity thrives, we are proud to commission a world-class arts programme for residents and visitors, working with partners inside the city and across the UK to cement Hull’s reputation as a centre for culture and creativity.

Led by Creative Director Katy Fuller, who has been part of the Hull UK City of Culture journey since 2015, and with cultural specialist Lee Corner as Chair, Absolutely Cultured has a core purpose to commission and produce a high quality, ambitious, surprising and imaginative programme of cultural events.

Our events inhabit and animate Hull’s incredible outdoor spaces and we work with artists who create work which connects people and communities.

We know you’re absolutely ready for more and so are we.


Who we are

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.