As the response to #CoventryGlows was so inspiring, Coventry City of Culture Trust is now expanding the celebration of frontline staff, key workers and volunteers.
The Trust is calling on the people of Coventry to nominate their local heroes as part of the ongoing celebration of Year of the Nurse and Midwife. People can nominate their heroes by sharing a picture of them and the reason why they are a local hero. 21 Coventry heroes will then be selected to have a professional portrait taken by a photographer, which will feature in a presentation and special event later in the year.
The One Coventry Partnership, including Coventry City of Culture Trust, Coventry City Council and West Midlands Police, have come together to create a new artistic commissioning programme which shares the message of social distancing being ‘Our New Normal’.
Artists with CV postcodes are invited to create artwork which communicates the importance of observing social distancing and staying at home to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.
An evaluation of the City of Culture Trust’s impact on the cultural sector and its work during the C-19 pandemic
Fieldwork during a Pandemic
A group of academics have pulled together a very useful document about continuing fieldwork during a pandemic.
The googledocs document can be found here.
The City of Culture Trust is supporting the sector
The Trust has been busy supporting the arts and cultural sector in Coventry. From commissions to creative packs and deepening collaborative work with host and partner organisations see their website for more information.
One of our University Partnerships Open Call Projects shares how they have adapted under the current the crisis situation.
On how Coventry City of Culture Trust are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.
University of Warwick researchers have shared their knowledge in the development of a new play showing at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry last week.
Like There's No Tomorrow has been conceived, written and performed by The Belgrade’s Young Company, and commissioned by the National Theatre Connections programme. Academics from the University of Warwick spent time with the cast and writers of the new production to help feed in and break down scientific facts about climate change and environmental issues. Warwick academics also joined in a panel discussion after the performance on Friday (13 March).