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Our story

Absolutely Cultured started life as the organisation set up by Hull City Council to deliver Hull’s year as UK City of Culture, known during this time as Hull 2017. In May 2018, with a new name and a different remit, Absolutely Cultured began. In itself a legacy of the City of Culture year, Absolutely Cultured is now an independent charity contributing towards an improved and enhanced cultural landscape and a lasting legacy for Hull’s people.

As an organisation transitioned from delivering a concentrated celebratory year into one aiming to create long-term change, we will continue to adapt as we learn more about how we can best contribute to the cultural landscape, the role of art and creativity in peoples’ lives and the future ambitions of the city.

A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

Mahatma Gandhi