Work is already well underway to make Hull 2017 a high-profile year of not only engaging but also impactful events and activities. Spirit of 2012, one of the Principal Partners of Hull 2017, is working closely with the city to realise the transformative effects of arts and culture on the health and wellbeing of individuals and diverse communities. Spirit’s goals of promoting social cohesion and challenging perceptions of disability mirror Hull 2017’s focus on young people and diversity, and its mission to ensure that every community in every part of the city has the opportunity to be meaningfully involved throughout the year.
Hull 2017 will bring together communities, generations and backgrounds to produce a very special year long programme of activities. Events can be huge catalysts for change; Spirit is investing to ensure the benefits to wellbeing, social cohesion and inclusion will be felt for years to come.
As well as supporting one of the largest volunteering programmes that the UK has ever seen, Spirit of 2012 is funding work to ensure the impacts of this once-in-a-lifetime year are felt by each and every community and individual in this historic city.