HIP Photography Festival was a major event within the 2017 City of Culture calendar. It offered a diverse 3-month itinerary of exhibitions and workshops. The HIP group are currently building an exciting programme for the 2018 edition of HIP Fest and tickets are now available for purchase.

HIP Festival is a local festival with a national and international appeal set in a public family-friendly environment; it offers a feast of new photography exhibitions, debates, and workshops and is a unique opportunity to spot tomorrow’s stars whilst enjoying today’s greats.

The festival is run by the Creative & Cultural Company, a not-for-profit organisation and supported by a loyal team of unflagging volunteers based in Hull. Every year we deliver a fresh and unique programme that entertains, challenges and enlightens all tastes and ages. We believe passionately in supporting our local community and, though we may have global appeal, our roots are firmly planted in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is the work of our volunteers and the sponsorship from local businesses that allows the HIP to become a reality.

Sponsoring Hull International Photography Festival provides your company with the opportunity to be associated with one of the key cultural events in the region with local, national & international appeal. Your company will gain exposure to 89,000 – 95,000 people per week visiting Princes Quay and attendees to our programme of events will boost that figure on the first weekend by 10,000+. The year-round footfall of the HIP Gallery and the Creative and Cultural Spaces is 40,000, but for the festival, we will be using two full decks of Princes Quay plus other City Centre venues. You will have the opportunity to increase your web-presence and be included in several other marketing activities, whilst supporting a local, non-profit enterprise with a social conscience and a clear agenda to support the local economy & community. We welcome the opportunity to partner with sponsors of all shapes & sizes whether you want to sponsor a particular artist or event, or if you have a product or service you can offer in-kind.

PA, lighting, video screens, health & safety equipment, hotel rooms for artists, artist & volunteer catering, volunteer expenses, stationery & printing, staff t-shirts, banners, display stands, tables & easels, design work, advertising space and publications e.g. photography magazines and books to give away or add to the prize draw.
Other support opportunities include; involvement in lectures, working with our HIP Club Juniors, offering a prize for the HIP Fest Prize Draw or be the main sponsor for the programme.
We also offer a limited number of advertising opportunities in our Festival Souvenir Programme. Please contact us for details.

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