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Hull City of Culture

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.

Spirit of 2012's early recongition of and support for the UK City of Culture project was crucial in helping us build momentum towards our exciting vision

Martin Green, Director, Hull 2017


Project spend

2 Years

Project duration

Absolutely Cultured

Hull’s Culture Company, who delivered the City of Culture programme in 2017, has been renamed Absolutely Cultured. Shaun Crummey, Head of Volunteering at Absolutely Cultured, said: “The Hull Volunteers are a huge, enthused, curious, articulate family that has gone from strength to strength. We’re delighted and incredibly proud, not only of what we have achieved, but that this has been recognised by Spirit of 2012 and their generous support. 


Further Information:
Hull City of Culture website

Absolutey Cultured website