Frequency Festival’s 10 year anniversary event was a success!

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our 10th year anniversary of Frequency Festival! You made this year’s festival so special for all of us.

The theme for Frequency 2021 was ‘Connection‘ – to place, people, environment, self.  Alongside these ideas we were thinking about how culture plays its part in bringing us back to our public spaces as we return to our cities and towns, and how we can explore connection through our online and public spaces, and through new and exciting experiences.

It was imperative to provide a safe, inclusive and accessible environment for everyone to attend. Especially with the lack of opportunity for people to get involved with and experience art in person over the past 18 months.

That’s why we felt it was so important that Frequency happens this year, despite the uncertainty and challenges around public restrictions in the lead up to the festival. We needed to come back this year to inspire, engage and connect with our Frequency audiences…. and we’re so glad we did!

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WE-Hope, Juliet Russell and Zach Walker at Frequency Festival 2021. Photo credit Electric Egg

Across the four days of Frequency, we hosted a number of installations, exhibitions and performances in the historic city of Lincoln. This was truly a city-wide effort, where the civic, creative and local communities came together to create a welcoming and inspiring festival for everyone to experience.

We even hosted online events to connect to audiences nationwide and internationally so that everyone could take part in Frequency regardless of their location.

The Invisible Man, Altered States at Frequency Festival 2021. Photo credit Electric Egg

We are incredibly grateful for the unwavering support by our partners, who help us to bring our vision of accessible digital culture to life. Thank you to Arts Council EnglandUniversity of LincolnCity of Lincoln CouncilVisit LincolnLincoln BIG and Lincolnshire Co-op. This is truly a city wide effort, where the civic, creative and local communities come together.

Thank you to the Government’s Cultural Recovery FundHistoric EnglandHigh Streets Heritage Action Zone; to our national and international partners for Digital Democracies; our WE-Hope project international partners and Creative Europe Programme of the European Union; for all their support of our 2021 festival as well, we really appreciate it!

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Repositorium, Thomas Buckley at Frequency Festival 2021. Photo credit Electric Egg

We would like to thank all our fantastic 2021 artists: Air GiantsAltered StatesArtizaniArch468Bureau of Silly IdeasDuncan SpeakmanDarkfield RadioITHACA StudioIfeatu NnaobiJuliet Russell, Zach Walker, Birchwood SingsKai ButterfieldLumo WorkshopObjectively FunnyStudio Above&BelowThomas BuckleyThe MashUp and Zest Theatre.

A special thanks to St Mary Le Wigford Church for continuing to be a lifelong supporter of Frequency and hosting our Festival Production Hub. And to Mosaic Digital Hub for welcoming our marketing team in to their beautiful co-working space in the centre of Lincoln.

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RADAR Graduates Frequency Festival 2021. Photo credit Electric Egg

A huge thank you to our fantastic Festival Hosts for volunteering their time to welcome everyone to Frequency and to Lincoln; To this year’s RADAR Graduates– Madara, Willow, Tom, Joe and Thomas, and to everyone that came along to support Frequency this year!

Last but most certainly not least, a special thanks to our Associate Director Donna Close, for her creative lead on the Digital Democracies commissions and support, input and guidance on the Frequency 2021 programme. Digital Democracies continues into 2022 so there’s still more to come!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all! Look forward to seeing you in 2023!