Frequency Festival is a biennial international digital culture festival in Lincoln, UK. Produced by Threshold Studios, in partnership with the University of Lincoln and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The event is driven by a dynamic city-wide collaboration of public sector organisations along with support from the business community. The festival embodies the pioneering spirit of digital innovation; sparking debates on digital culture, nurturing talent within the creative industries, and inspiring the digital creative in us all. Since launching in 2011 Frequency has hosted over 500 local, national and international artists, exhibiting their work to over 75,000 visitors. Frequency celebrates its 10th anniversary with its next festival edition, from 28th-31st October 2021.

Freedom Festival is Hull’s award-winning international arts festival. It celebrates, through artistic and cultural expression, Hull’s independent spirit and historic contribution to the cause of freedom, borne out of the 2007 William Wilberforce commemorations to become the highlight of the city’s artistic and cultural programme.

From epic spectaculars unfolding in the city centre to intimate moments where audiences and artists meet, Freedom Festival presents thought-provoking, playful, and powerful performances that address the world we live in. The team behind Freedom Festival brings thousands of people together through an annual festival and an increasingly year-round artistic and creative programme of performances, installations, and community participation to excite, inspire, challenge, and provoke.

Freedom Festival celebrates Hull’s independent spirit and extraordinary heritage working closely with artists, creative organisations, the private sector, environmental and scientific communities, academic partners, third sector organisations, families, individuals, and community groups to deliver year-round creative activity, and engagement work and a world-class yearly international arts festival.

Since 2011, Brighton Digital Festival has produced an annual programme of events, taking place over four weeks across the city. The festival celebrates the richness of the creative and cultural industries in our city and explores the ways in which digital technology continues to shape our lives and our thinking. It supports the community to produce an open programme of independent events augmented by highquality commissioned arts and education programming. In 2015, Brighton Digital Festival incorporated as an independent Community Interest Company run by the community for the community. Funding from Arts Council England and sponsorship from local companies and institutions ensures the festival remains free for grassroots organisers to deliver great events.




Lighthouse is a Brighton-based arts charity specialising in connecting new developments in art, technology, science and society. For over 30 years, their programme has revealed new ways of presenting artists and the creative industries, how artistic work and practice can cross boundaries and disciplines, and be used as a way of enhancing digital technology and its place within society. Key projects include Guiding Lights, the UK’s leading mentoring scheme for filmmakers, regular residencies, to provide creative and professional development for a wide range of artists and creative practitioners, Last Dance, a series of events, podcasts, films and blogs investigating the rapid changes affecting UK music and youth culture and Lighthouse Young Creatives a project for 16-25-year-olds who want to work in the creative and digital industries, but who don’t have the opportunities, facilities and connections they need. The project is for young people from diverse backgrounds, including those not in work or training.

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