SPILL Festival is produced by Pacitti Company, a UK based arts organisation that creates and presents experimental art internationally. Convened in 1990 by artist Robert Pacitti, the Company has spent the past 25 years making and touring an award-winning body of radical work around the world, including live performance, film and video, and mass-engagement projects.

Large scale SPILL Festivals have taken place across London in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013; and across Ipswich, Suffolk in 2012 and 2014. Ipswich has also become the permanent home for Pacitti Company’s office and studio, where its specially renovated Think Tank building occupies the Victorian Wing of the Ipswich Museum and Art School Gallery. This unique facility provides an open resource for ongoing public exploration into experimental arts practice. Pacitti Company runs a rolling programme of events across the year out of the Think Tank, many of which help determine the direction of future SPILL Festivals.

Pacitti Company approaches performance making as investigation through research. The Company blends formal disciplines and techniques with social sciences and personal politic. This bespoke process enables Pacitti Company to serve diverse local, regional, national and international audiences with works of vital artistic and cultural value, whilst always remaining accessible.


Pacitti Company is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and is supported by Ipswich Borough Council. Suffolk County Council, and Jerwood Charitable Foundation.