Our Funders

Frequency 23 was made possible thanks to the hard work and dedication of a whole host of individuals and organisations.

Threshold Studios

Threshold Studios is a creative media and visual arts organisation working with new and emerging technologies; specialising in the production and exhibition of digital, moving image and public realm works. Established in 1998, Threshold Studios is a not-for-profit social enterprise and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, enabling partnerships across the arts and creative media industries, the public sector, grassroots communities, and higher education.

Visit Lincoln

Visit Lincoln is the destination management organisation for Lincoln and Lincolnshire supported by a partnership of private and public sector stakeholders including the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Business Improvement Group, and the City of Lincoln Council. The website offers the most up to date list of events, accommodation, places to eat and experiences in the city.

Arts Council England

Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences. From 2023 to 2026 we will invest over £467 million of public money from Government and an estimated £250 million from The National Lottery each year to help support the sector and to deliver this vision.

Darren Henley, CEO at Arts Council England, said:

“We know creativity has the power to connect people, and after what has been an extraordinarily challenging time for most, it’s great to see people being given the chance to come together, discover new things, and to explore the digital world through immersive street art, live streams and performances.

We’re very proud to invest in Frequency Festival as it brings artists, creatives, and local people together in Lincoln to celebrate the very best emerging and developing digital culture.”

University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is proud of its reputation for putting students at the heart of everything it does. We are rated in the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction in the Guardian University Guide 2023 and in the top 50 UK universities overall in the Complete University Guide 2024. We hold a top five-star score in the QS Stars ratings system of global universities and are placed among the world’s top 150 young universities in The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2023. Almost £400 million has been invested in our spectacular waterfront Brayford Pool Campus in the heart of Lincoln, providing a modern, student-centred environment for students from more than 100 nations. The University of Lincoln is known for a pioneering approach to working with employers and our unique relationships with companies such as Siemens Energy and the Lincolnshire Co-op demonstrate our innovative industry-engaged approach, which has been acknowledged through a series of national awards over the past decade. Through our research, we are striving to change society for the better. Working with regional, national, and international partners, our academics are engaged in ground-breaking studies that are challenging the status quo and making a tangible difference to the world around us. More than three quarters of our research was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.


Be Lincoln

This project to create a positive visitor experience, leading to a thriving local economy, is supported by the Be Lincoln Town’s Fund.