Hull City of Culture
Throughout 2017 we have supported Hull 2017 UK City of Culture as one of its principal partners, helping the city realise the transformative potential of arts and culture on the wellbeing of the its residents.
We have supported a number of projects within the city, including Slung Low's Flood – a groundbreaking, multi-platform story told across four parts; Square Peg, an extensive disability arts programme delivered by Artlink; and Land of Green Ginger, a series of magical events inspiring 'acts of wanton wonder' across the city. We also support Hull's landmark volunteering programme. Across the year, more than 2,500 volunteers have worked with the dedicated staff team to deliver this outstanding cultural programme.
Our support has helped strengthen Hull and East Riding's economy, particularly the cultural and visitor economy sectors, and increased public and private investment and regeneration in Hull (both cultural and other)
We know that the impact of Hull 2017 UK City of Culture has raised the aspirations, abilities and knowledge of residents through increased participation and learning, and has improved their wellbeing.