These are questions that were asked last year during the 2020 Coventry Creates Call and others that we feel will be helpful for potential applicants.
1. Can previous researcher applicants apply again? Including those who were part of Coventry Creates last year in 2020?
Yes, the call is open to all University of Warwick and Coventry University researchers (PhD onwards) to apply.
2. Can previous artist applicants apply again? Including those who were part of Coventry Creates last year in 2020?
Yes, the call is open to all Coventry based artists, where work as an artist is their main source of income and profession. You must be based in the CV post code area.
3. Can researchers submit more one than application for different research projects?
Yes, researchers based at the University of Warwick and Coventry University can submit applications for different research projects they are/have worked on. However, we will only fund each researcher once and each artist once. We will not fund the same artist on multiple projects or the same researcher more than once with different research projects.
4. For researchers and artists who are applying to the call and are 'pre-matched', having matched/paired themselves together, can artists and researchers also apply separately, in order to be matched to other artists or researchers?
Yes, you could work together on one application and also submit your artist and research applications separately, where you could be successful as either a pre-matched collaboration OR individually, then being matched during the panel process to different researchers/artists. However, we will only fund each artist and each researcher once, please see above (3).
5. Can students, who are also artists, apply to the call?
The call is ultimately for artists, not students. It will be very competitive and the intention is to support local artists with essentially zero/limited other income, artists where their main occupation is their art and they have a supporting track record to evidence this. We are keen to support upcoming artists of high quality.
6. Can an arts organisation with a CV postcode link a university researcher to an artist elsewhere in the UK?
No, the recipient of the funding for the commissioned works must be within the CV postcode. The call intends to support local, Coventry talent.
7. I am a part-time artist who is also part-time employed within the CV postcode at a non-arts organisation/University but I do not live within the CV postcode area, can I apply?
No, please refer to (5) and (6).
8. Can any researcher or local individual/organisation that undertakes research apply as a researcher?
No, you must be a researcher based at Coventry University or The University of Warwick with a contract for the duration of Coventry Creates and at least a short time afterwards e.g. to at least December 2021 and ideally May 2022.
9. I'm a CU or UoW researcher and I don't know how to link up with an artist? Can you help me so that I can apply?
You do not need to be partnered in order to apply. You can use the researcher application form and if successful will be matched, by the University Partnership panel and Arts Expert panel, to a successful artist/arts organisation.
10. I'm a Coventry based artist/arts organisation and I don't know how to link up with a researcher. Can you help me so that I can apply?
You do not need to be partnered/pre-matched in order to apply. You can use the artist/arts organisation application form and if successful you will be matched, by the University Partnership and Arts Expert panel to a successful researcher.
11. I am an artist/arts organisation and have particular research area/project interests, can I be matched with my interests?
If there is a particular research area/project you are interested in you can indicate this in your application. If we have received a successful researcher application within that research area and you are also successful then we will do our best to match you. Please note that this depends on the researcher applications that we receive. For example: You may tell us you are interested in research into youth mental health, but we may not receive a research application relating to youth mental health. Therefore, if you are successful due to the quality of your application you will be paired with a successful research applicant not relating to youth mental health.