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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.

We are a team of 16 staff based at Humber Street Gallery in Hull’s fruit market district. We work in partnership across the city to ensure that the spark that was lit in Hull UK City of Culture 2017 never goes out and that we continue to evolve and shape our city with creativity at its heart.

Over the next three years we aim to solidify our place as a key cultural organisation in the city operating from a cross artform venue in the city centre. We strive to work as a city-wide facilitator aligning creativity, imagination, expertise and networks with partner organisations in Hull and beyond.

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

Mahatma Gandhi