Goodwin Arts

Estate of the nation logo

Since its inception the Goodwin Development Trust has been involved with various arts projects across Hull and the sub-region, both independently and in partnership with other organisations.

We take great pride in our reputation for embracing innovative concepts – whether it be an award-winning documentary about young slam-poets, tree carvings of mermaids, a sell-out Remembrance week performance of music from the Great War, animated Kurdish folk tales or converting an abandoned Victorian pub into an arts centre with astro-turf for carpet.

Estate of the Nation

Under the banner of ‘Estate of the Nation’ and with funding from the Arts Council and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Goodwin is undertaking an ambitious arts programme, culminating in Hull 2017, which maximises opportunities for local people to engage with the arts.

We aim to engage, inspire, motivate and touch every one of the 5000 residents of the Thornton Estate, who may not ordinarily be interested in the arts, and to attract an extended audience from Hull and beyond.

To get a feel for what we do have a browse through a selection of our projects.

Artist In Residence

We Are Poets

Blood-Pumping Theatre

Memory Project

Wonder Walls

Keep up to date with the ‘Estate of the Nation’ programme via our social media channels: