We would like to thank everyone who worked on and attended any neat16 events for being part of an amazing four week journey. Thank you to everyone who filled in our audience survey, which will help us to improve the next neat festival. The survey has now closed and the winner of the competition has been informed. Please keep an eye on this website and social media @neatfestival to be the first to know about the next neat festival!



What is neat16?

neat16, like its previous incarnations, was a unique event which united Nottingham’s cultural providers in a collaborative programme of world class theatre, dance, literature, digital work, film, music, spoken word, exhibitions and talks. Building on the success of neat14, neat16 celebrated the quality of the city’s diverse cultural offer and showcased the partners’ shared ambitions, as well as established international artists.

neat16 identified & supported new partnerships and talents, placing a thematic focus on literature and storytelling in order to capitalise on Nottingham’s international creative significance and the successful bid for UNESCO City of Literature.

neat is a biennial festival which promotes Nottingham as an innovative, creative, European city where artistic collaboration and development is encouraged and promoted. The festival took place between 17 May – 12 June 2016 across a number of venues in Nottingham. Visit the ‘who is involved’ page to see which collaborators were involved.