With so much going on at Warwick with City of Culture, we've put together a brief roundup below to highlight everything that is happening and how you can be involved.
This session offers two perspectives on the relationships between the city and creativity in order to broaden understandings of the City of Culture designation. Victoria Barker (CBiS, Coventry University) presents the approach and findings of a University Partnership funded investigation into Coventry place and creative identity, tracing how an artistically-engaged approach can offer new understandings of both research and subject (Coventry Creates project Cov Made Me). Emily Hopkins (Royal Holloway, University of London) shares perceptions of the City of Culture identity itself gathered during the build-up phase, and sets out how these fit into the wider conceptual understandings and critiques of Cities of Culture.
The Connecting Cultures GRP is pleased to announce that new funding is available for research which is co-designed and co-produced between Warwick researchers and community groups or cultural organisations. These groups/organisations can be anywhere in the world, and do not need to be Coventry based.
Up to £1,500 is available (and smaller bids are encouraged) for strategic projects that:
- Have a strong and demonstrable element of co-design and co-production, working in dialogue with local community or public sector groups or representatives around cultural themes and concerns.
- Will deliver tangible benefits to these groups: this benefit might be social, economic and/or cultural.
This funding call will support projects to develop impact and to facilitate knowledge exchange with non-academic stakeholders. Researchers will work with local organisations, partners, stakeholders, the cultural sector or communities, to deliver tangible benefits focusing on the themes of recovery and transformation. Projects may involve all Warwick researchers, or, there is additional funding available for collaborative projects with Coventry University researchers as part of the University Partnership.
- Free online events from podcasts, audio plays, and digital exhibitions, to online artworks, show and tell sessions and interactive mapping will be hosted by Warwick researchers next month as part of the 2020 ESRC Festival of Social Science
- The annual festival is going online this year so that Coventry and Warwickshire residents can enjoy the events without worrying about social distancing
- The UK-wide festival aims to share the latest economic and social science research with the public through entertaining and engaging events.
- The University of Warwick is hosting 17 events from 7 – 15 November 2020
Today the Coventry City of Culture Trust announced the first events that will form part of the 365-day programme of UK City of Culture 2021, which kicks off in May 2021.
A showcase of work by Coventry artists, funded by the city’s universities and produced during lockdown, will launch online next week (Monday 5 October).
The digital exhibition, Coventry Creates, will show the work of 18 local artists who worked in collaboration with researchers from Coventry University and the University of Warwick, as part of a commissioned project funded by the two institutions. The public will be able to view the works from 12 noon on Monday 5 October at coventrycreates.co.uk