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7th September 2020

Young people will have the opportunity to develop their own creative digital responses to Hull’s maritime stories, buildings, ships and its collections, thanks to the Hull Maritime project.

The hunt is on to find a creative digital company who will deliver a digital creative skills programme, with a maritime twist, to young people in Hull.

Over the next three years, twenty young people will work alongside local industry professionals to create a maritime themed digital output that will be used by the Hull Maritime team to raise the profile of the project.

Whether it’s creating a film, game or interactive virtual environment the young people will learn new skills or enhance existing ones in addition to gaining a greater understanding of Hull’s maritime heritage and of the collections held by Hull Maritime Museum.

Virtual Reality is just one of outputs that can be created

Those involved in the project will either contribute directly to the finished creative product or will have the opportunity to make their own creative outputs utilising the new skills they have learned while being supported by the creative professionals.

Councillor Daren Hale, Portfolio Holder for Economic Investment, Regeneration, Planning, Land and Property, said: “In this digital age, our lives are now mostly online and there is a growing need for people who have the relevant skills to produce content to inform and entertain the public in a variety of digital landscapes.

“Working in creative and digital media is an exciting and vibrant industry. This programme will enable young people to develop their own maritime creations in a professional environment and under the watchful eye of the industry experts, putting their learning into practice.”

Young people will have the opportunity to create a film, game or Virtual Reality

Companies have until 12 noon on Monday 21 September to submit their expressions of interest. The tender documents are available at

It is expected the programme will get underway in the New Year.