Further arts boost for Hull
Hull is to get a £1.25m award from Arts Council England.
The money is going to Absolutely Cultured, the successor company to the team which delivered Hull’s year of culture in 2017 and will pay for a programme of cultural events for the next three years.
Katy Fuller, creative director and chief executive of Absolutely Cultured said: “This is a fantastic endorsement of the aspirations for the company and the city. With this funding in place, we can continue to push the boundaries of the ambition of the work; we will be animating the city’s outstanding outdoor spaces, introducing audiences to work they have never seen before, through new commissions, and offering artists the opportunity to take risks and develop their work.”
Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England said, “The tremendous success of the UK City of Culture has cemented Hull’s place as a centre for world class artistic and cultural events.
"So I’m delighted to confirm that the Arts Council will be investing a further £1.25 million in the city through a grant to Absolutely Cultured which aims to build on the achievements of 2017 and ensure that the people of Hull and visitors alike can continue to experience life-changing arts and cultural activities.”