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Coventry Creates Digital Exhibition

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How can we support the health and wellbeing of carers? This project focuses on the ‘Care Companion’ – a resource developed by Warwick Medical School to support family carers through a digital platform


Cov Made Me

How does the city influence Coventry’s creative community? This is a collaborative artistic research project exploring the relationship between Coventry as a place, and the identity of the city's artists and creatives

Flow, Fauna and Flora

How can we capture the river in ways that will generate conversation and conservation? This project explores the flow, flora and fauna of the River Sherbourne, at the point in Spon End where it slips beneath the city

Found Sound

Found Sound explores cultural memory and heritage through sound. This project brought together a researcher, sound designer and digital practitioner to create an immersive experience using ‘found sound’ in the Cathedral's archive

Homeless Monopoly

Homeless Monopoly is a board game featuring real testimonies and scenarios of homeless and ex-homeless people in Coventry. It aims to raise awareness of and empathy for the city's homeless and rough sleepers

Mapping Women's Suffrage

Can we identify and map as many Women’s Suffrage campaigners as possible? This project aims to gather information about the ‘Votes for Women’ campaigners in English towns, cities and villages in 1911

Mental Perspective

The Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (MHPP) is a study examining the importance of supporting and improving workplace mental health. Using MHPP data, Artist Sherrie Edgar wrote a poem and recorded a film of a dance, depicting the meaning and impact of the pilot

Mind the Cracks

How can a creative production help us understand psychosis? This project focuses on early psychosis, psychological distress, self-harm and associated health services. Based on real experiences, a film was produced exploring the early stages of psychosis


Can drama benefit refugee and asylum-seeking communities? This project captures refugees and local community’s voices through interviews, questionnaires, self-produced text, visual materials and performance, and illuminates questions of integration in times of uncertainty


Coventry was a pioneer of twinned cities. Twinning began in World War Two when Coventry twinned with Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Russia. But what is the purpose of twinned cities, and why do they matter?

The Artist and the Prof

An artist and a professor explore their shared experiences as women, wives, (grand)mothers and survivors of hardship and domestic violence, reflecting on resilience and hope in times of crisis

Boats on an Ocean

We’re humans not heroes: The experiences of healthcare workers during Covid-19. This is an audio recording exploring the emotional impact on healthcare professionals during pandemic, contrasted with the hero narrative

The City is a Virus

What would Coventry feel like if it were human? This project produced a short poetry film ‘The City is a Virus’ to document and archive the extraordinary and unprecedented new world environment of the Covid-19 pandemic

Dancing Bodies in Coventry

How does the body of the city co-exist with the dancing body? Dancing Bodies in Coventry (DBiC) is a multimedia project telling the story of dance the city - celebrating the amazing variety of performances in Coventry

The Make and Look Lockdown Book

This project uses narrative and poetic devices to immerse the reader as a book's main character. The resulting book allows readers to engage with the research in a physical way - quite literally creating the meaning of the project

Quiet Coventry

What happens to public spaces when no one is there? This project led to the production of is a virtual reality film exploring people’s emotions in public spaces and where crowds form. It raises questions about perceptions of space, reality and the wider world we inhabit


Investigating remote methods of production, this project explores the use of online collaboration tools to run a mini-series by Coventry-based theatre group Highly Sprung

World Wide Window

How can we communicate with film projections? Comprising a series of city-wide projections, World Wide Window took over windows and shopfronts in Coventry, prompting conversations about the role of art in everyday life

Read an evaluation of Coventry Creates 2020 and Coventry Creates 2021Link opens in a new window, including details of the benefits and impact delivered to both researchers and artists.

The Coventry Creates programme is 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 the programme leads and professional services colleagues at Coventry University. For more information please contact India HolmeLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window.

The Coventry Creates 2020 exhibition received funding from multiple sources across Warwick and Coventry Universities, including the University of Warwick Impact Acceleration Account ES/T502054/1.

The evaluation of Coventry Creates was funded solely by the University of Warwick Impact Acceleration Account ES/T502054/1.

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