For over a century the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world-class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Paul Noble, Thomas Struth, Sarah Lucas and Mark Wallinger.
Built on the foundations of the company that delivered Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017, Absolutely Cultured continues to play a leading role in Hull’s future. The company has a mission to create ambitious, surprising, and compelling artistic work that brings people together and connects communities.
As a commissioner of world-class programming aimed at residents and visitors, Absolutely Cultured works strategically with partners both inside the city and across the North, UK and internationally to cement Hull's reputation as a centre for culture and creativity.
Alongside the commissioned work, the company also programmes and runs Humber Street Gallery, now a firm fixture in the ever-evolving Fruit Market area and is also developing the award-winning City of Culture Volunteer Programme, continuing the opportunity to put people at the forefront of the city's iconic voice.
Absolutely Cultured is an independent organisation with charitable status continuing the work of Hull 2017 Limited. Absolutely Cultured is funded by a range of partners including public bodies, National Lottery distributors and local and national businesses. Key contributions are from Hull City Council and Arts Council England; Spirit of 2012 and Nesta support helps deliver the volunteer programme; and Wykeland and Rollits are the company’s corporate partners.
A pioneering theatre with a unique, powerful, contemporary Northern Voice, locally rooted and national in reach, inspiring artists, exciting audiences and supporting communities to reach their greatest potential. We produce and present exciting and culturally relevant theatre in our building, our community and out on tour. We provide the resources, space and support to grow people and ideas. We are an ambassador for our city, a flagship for our region and a welcoming home for our communities.