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Coventry Creates


Coventry Creates unites researchers with local artists to produce art reflecting key issues and themes across the region.
30 pieces of research, 30 creative responses, 2 years in the making.

In spring 2020, the City of Culture University Partnership funded 18 local artists to respond to, and work with, researchers from the University of Warwick and Coventry University - resulting in a wide range of innovative artworks presented through a digital exhibition.

From social sciences to arts, to science and medicine, researchers worked with artists to create artistic commissions, resulting in a Digital Exhibition in October 2020. This was updated with 12 new projects in 2021 thanks to funding from both universities and Arts Council England.

The programme was led by Professor Jackie Hodgson (School of Law and Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research) and managed by India Holme Research and Impact Development Manager (Regional) working with project leads and colleagues at Coventry University.

“We were delighted to showcase the work of Coventry artists, who have worked closely with Warwick and Coventry researchers during these difficult and unprecedented times. The works of art highlight salient issues faced by Coventry’s residents, and illustrate the strength and resilience of both the artistic and academic communities in a time of uncertainty.”

Professor Jackie Hodgson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Coventry Creates 2021
Coventry Creates ran again in 2021. All the new commissions were added to the existing Digital Exhibition in December 2021.

Coventry Creates Videos and Mosaic

When artists, researchers and project management team members celebrated Coventry Creates during Resonate Festival April 2022, we took the opportunity to create two short new videos - ‘Artist Perspectives on Coventry Creates’ and ‘Exploring Research Together.’

We also created a Coventry Cathedral mosaic which features an array of images from the event. Find out more...

Coventry Creates Celebratory Event

Artists, researchers and project management team members celebrated the Coventry Creates digital exhibition. We heard directly from those involved about how it works and what it meant to them.

Take a look at a selection of photos from the event. All photography © Copyright 2022 Hollis Photography.

Coventry Creates 2021 Projects

Loneliness and solitude, palliative care during Covid-19 and the increasing autonomy and infiltration of artificial intelligence into daily life are just some of the topics featured in the second installment of Coventry Creates.

These 12 collaborative projects launched via a digital exhibition in December 2021.

Coventry Creates 2020 Projects

In 2020, Coventry Creates provided a unique opportunity for academics to work with local artists to develop digital artwork in response to University research.

Find out more about the exciting array of projects exhibited in the inaugural Coventry Creates digital showcase.