About

Welcome to Frequency, an international festival of digital creativity, hosted biennially in the historic city of Lincoln.

Frequency offers an imaginative fusion of art, heritage, media and culture to the city’s residents and its visitors. The festival is a chance to discover a world of digital, electronic and hybrid art, on your doorstep. Come along to find surprising delights in familiar places and to explore new ideas in unexpected ways.

#Freq21

2021 sees Frequency celebrating its 10 year anniversary with an exciting programme of digital arts happening across Lincoln and online from 28th – 31st October. 

The theme for Frequency 2021 is Connection – to place, people, environment, self. Alongside these ideas we’re thinking about how we can welcome you back to the city safely, and how we can explore Connection through our online and outdoor public spaces.

This year’s programme brings together real-world and online experiences covering a wide range of digital art and culture, from immersive audio to soft robotics. In these extraordinary times, our commitment to experimentation is as strong as ever and we are bringing lots of new work developed especially for Frequency and Lincoln.

After a year of isolation and disconnection, Frequency 2021 offers an opportunity to explore outdoor spaces once more, to be surprised and delighted and to reconnect safely with the city and each other.

Frequency Festival is produced by Threshold Studios, in partnership with the University of Lincoln and supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The event is driven by a dynamic city wide collaboration of public sector organisations, along with support from the business community.

“We are now living in a digital world which is both exciting and challenging. Frequency is an opportunity for people to explore, experience and debate digital culture and creativity.” – Uzma Johal MBE, Co-Director of Frequency Festival

 

In The Press

“This festival is an extraordinary discussion on how digital technology awakens us to the world we live in, how we see and what we believe in and how it’s changed the way we interact with it forever.” – Rachel Snider, Run Riot

“Frequency transforms medieval Lincoln into an arena for futuristic reverie.”- Abi Bliss, The Guardian

“Lincoln’s Frequency certainly deserves to be taken seriously as an event that may update the business of its city.” – The Telegraph

Our Vision

Frequency Festival will showcase and nurture emerging and established creative talent; harness the collective voices of the creative industries to help shape the future of digital culture; engage audiences and inspire the digital creative in us all.

Our Values

Democracy

We believe that everyone has the right to access ideas, space and a platform to debate. Digital is about everyone. In a connected world we are all equal.

Excellence

We produce a high-quality Festival program that brings new, exciting and thought-provoking experiences to audiences, artists and place.

Inspiring

We bring together digital thought leaders and the creative industries to help shape UK digital culture and inspire change.

Opportunity

We showcase and nurture emerging and established creative talent from the UK and across the globe to bring forward the next generation of talent.