Coventry City of Culture are looking for 5,000 volunteers throughout the year, to spend as much or as little time as they can, to showcase the city. City hosts will provide a friendly and welcoming face for visitors, guide visitors and event spectators, provide information about the city and events, and support areas of displays and artwork.
In return, volunteers will be rewarded with limited edition uniform, training, rewards from our partners and professional head-shots.
This project aims to understand how, and to what extent the City Host volunteering programme, supporting Coventry City of Culture, impacts on those who volunteer as City Hosts.
As the ethos of any City of Culture is rooted in place, it is important to find out about those who don’t engage to ensure opportunities are provided for all citizens to get involved and participate. Information about those who do not participate is as equally important as for those who do.
As Coventry embarks on its year-long celebration of the title of UK City of Culture, a team of researchers at the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies at University of Warwick will work together with residents in the city to unearth the impact of the title on their lives and work.
EXTERNAL LINK TO COVENTRY CITY OF CULTURE PAGES: Coventry City of Culture Trust has confirmed that the year of culture will start on 15 May 2021 and run for 12 months and has given an update on what the opening weeks will include.
Research has been a key driver in the University’s partnership in Coventry City of Culture – including during the last year, despite the challenges of lockdown and home working. In the last three years, Warwick researchers have carried out more than 60 new research projects - working in diverse ways and settings with a wide range of organisations, artists and communities.
Warwick Arts Centre is hugely excited to start welcoming back audiences, with plans to reopen fully in October 2021.
But before the Arts Centre fully reopens, we’ve got to celebrate the start of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture! Have a look at what’s planned for the summer months, including the chance to experience some much missed live theatre.
The university is currently a hive of activity and planning, as we get ready for the year ahead, with City of Culture launching on the 15th of May 2021. Well, I say ‘the university’ but of course we are actually all getting on with this work from our homes as we continue to face the challenges of planning for the most complex and ambitious set of public engagement projects the university has ever delivered in the city in the context of current lockdown restrictions.
From the end of lockdown to the return of major events, Coventry 2021 sets out how it will pace and scale its programme in the coming months
Coventry Moves, on 15 May, will be experienced as a collective moment in Coventry and around the UK, kick-starting a cultural movement as restrictions lessen
Coventry is ready to welcome visitors, as prospect of city breaks and day trips return