Frequency digital arts festival returns to Lincoln

The Frequency Festival of Digital Culture returns to Lincoln this October, bringing a celebration of international arts, culture and technology to the city.

The festival was first launched in 2011, with over 100 artists exhibiting their work to a live audience of more than 32,000 people across the city, organisers said.

Installations and exhibitions from local, national and international artists will transform historic venues across Lincoln from Friday, October 18 to October 26.

Spanning across nine days, the Frequency festival will take place in a range of sites throughout the city, from non-traditonal and unexpected locations to established arts venues including The Collection, Lincoln Drill Hall, LPAC and the University of Lincoln.

Festival Director Uzma Johal spoke of the excitement of bringing the Frequency festival back to Lincoln: “Frequency 2011 was an experiment with partners across Lincoln, and the county came together with local, national and international artists to create a fresh approach to digital art.

“[The festival] will be a dynamic platform and showcase for Lincolnshire, putting us on the global map as an exciting destination for destination for creativity and culture.”

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, said: “As a festival, it delivers an incredible showcase of local, national and international artistic talent.

“It provides a gateway for the public to experience revolutionary artwork that they might not otherwise have encountered,” she added.

This year the festival is introducing a new opportunity for local artists who want to showcase their work in the Artists’ Village on Cornhill.

The artist’s market, created to increase the exposure of Lincolnshire based artists, will consist of pop-up galleries of local talent where artists can buy and sell their work.

The festival is brought to the city by a partnership between the University of Lincoln,Lincoln BIG, Visit Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire One Venues(LOV) and Threshold Studios.

A full lineup of events will be detailed on the Frequency Festival website.