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.
The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is an artist-led charity which supports artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through a range of inclusive activities: exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations. The Society owns and runs its own exhibition venue, the RBSA Gallery, located just off St Paul's Square, near Birmingham's historic jewellery quarter and a short walk from the city centre.
Half Moon gives young people from birth to 18 (25 for disabled young people) an opportunity to experience the best in young people's theatre. Our activity includes professional plays for young audiences, touring productions & an extensive creative learning programme, including seven youth theatres.