Produced by Threshold Studios, Frequency is an international festival of digital creativity, hosted every two years in the historic city of Lincoln. Next edition October 2023.
Since launching in 2011, Frequency has hosted over 500 local, national and international artists, exhibiting their work to over 75,000 visitors.
We’ve presented an imaginative fusion of art, heritage, media and culture, giving everyone the chance to discover a world of digital art. We have popped up in surprising places, filling Lincoln’s historic and hidden corners with creative delights. From shopping precincts to sheds, Lincoln Cathedral to the kiosk, we’ve taken digital art to the people.
At Frequency, new and innovative works by emerging and established artists and creative technologists showcase the best creative talent from across the globe; with immersive exhibitions and interactive experiences open to all.
Frequency is a platform for celebrating the pioneering spirit of digital innovation; sparking debates on digital culture, nurturing talent within the creative industries, and inspiring the digital creative in us all.
See our recent 2021 programme here.
For our 10th anniversary year, we were pleased to welcome visitors back with an exciting programme. The theme for 2021 festival was Connection – to place, people, environment, self and there was something for everyone to enjoy, from 3D audio to soft robots, bringing new and exciting experiences to everyone.
“I can see the value of digital technology in playing with my perception, inspiring me to be creative and even helping me escape from the real world for a while.”
“Frequency transforms medieval Lincoln into an arena for futuristic reverie”
“Frequency plays an important part in creating opportunities for local artists, graduates and students to develop their talent and skills.”
It is our priority to ensure everyone can enjoy Frequency as fully and safely as possible. A lot has changed since the last festival in 2019. We are working incredibly hard to keep all our staff, volunteers, artists and audiences as safe as possible for the 2021 edition.
The creative and cultural agency behind Frequency Festival, Threshold Studios, are conducting a national Artists and Creatives Survey 2022 is to research and better understand the current needs and barriers facing artists and creatives in relation to technology and socially engaged practice. Fill it in and give your input!
Watch the official Frequency Festival 2021 film on our YouTube channel now.
After a year of isolation and disconnection, Frequency 2021 offered an opportunity to explore outdoor public spaces once more, to be surprised and delighted and to reconnect safely with the city and each other. The biennial festival offered online and real-world encounters as it celebrated 10 years of bringing inventive digital culture into Lincoln’s historic city.
To celebrate our 10 year anniversary of Frequency Festival we asked artists and audiences to write about their journey with Frequency, and send us in some of their memories.
In this blog post we hear from an amazing artist we have worked with in 2013 and again in 2019, Rebecca Smith from Urban Projections.
2021 is our 10 year anniversary! In the past decade we have hosted over 500 local, national and international artists in Lincoln and have welcomed over 75,000 visitors to the festival. We’ve presented an imaginative fusion of art, heritage, media and culture, giving everyone the chance to discover a world of digital art.
We have popped up in surprising places, filling Lincoln’s historic and hidden corners with delights. From shopping precincts to sheds, Lincoln Cathedral to the kiosk, we’ve taken digital art to the people.
The world has changed a lot in these past 10 years and digital has become ever more important in our lives. Through that we have been there, asking the big questions, championing creatives who use technology in thought-provoking ways and connecting deeply with our city and community. Thank you to everyone who has been part of our journey so far.
We’re trying to find out a bit more about our online audiences and why you are visiting our website today. If you could answer this very short questionnaire it will help us to improve our online programming and website in the future. Thanks for your input!