Lincoln Frequency Festival to return thanks to £165k funding

Frequency Festival, Lincoln’s biennial celebration of digital culture, will return for a fourth edition in 2017 thanks to a major grant award from Arts Council England.

Arts Council England announced funding of £165,000 through its National Lottery funded Grants for the Arts programme to support Frequency 2017.

A 10-day programme of arts events will now take place from October 20-29 during Autumn Half Term.

Anther insight into Colonial Colonies at Frequency Festival 2015. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The festival programme will include:

  • Digital art exhibitions
  • Specially commissioned installations
  • Live performance
  • Creative collisions
  • Energetic discussion

As part of Frequency 2017, organisers will also be working with the Woodland Trust to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, the ‘sister’ document to the Magna Carta preserved on display at Lincoln Castle.

Frequency is brought to Lincoln through Threshold Studios, the University of Lincoln, Lincoln BIG, Visit Lincoln and Lincolnshire One Venues, alongside many other organisations and businesses across the city.

Trope: Conversio saw the underground relics in Posterngate lit up with an audiovisual kinetic sculpture. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England said: “The festival is a wonderful fusion of new and old, showcasing some of the best contemporary digital art in a place steeped in so much history.

“The Arts Council has invested in Frequency Festival since its early days, and it’s wonderful to see that it is now a significant event in Lincoln’s cultural calendar.”

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln and Chair of the Lincoln Cultural and Arts Partnership, said: “Frequency is the product of a very special partnership between organisations across the city and Threshold Studios and we look forward to delivering another spectacular series of events this year.”