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
City of Culture - Culture Conversations - Peace
In light of International Day of Peace this Monday 28th September, this month’s Culture Conversations will be on the topic of Peace. We’re holding it on Zoom this Tuesday 29th at 1-2pm. It will be led by Laura Nyahuye, a Coventry artist and designer, who has written a poem (available as YouTube video or written PDF) to help people consider this month’s provocations before they join the session.
How do queer people of colour relate to the city of Coventry? This project, funded by the Coventry City of Culture Initiative, is an attempt to recuperate the history, politics and practices of a community that has existed as a subculture within a diverse and multicultural Coventry from the 1970s. Find out how to get involved here
The 'Urban Village' project was planning to work with members of the Roma community and a local film maker to produce an exhibition which explores their experiences and identity of working on an allotment in Coventry. As events unfolded it became increasingly evident that the project was no longer viable. They returned to the aims of the project to think about how they could still facilitate the co-creation of a short film with the Roma community so that it was still their voice, telling of their experiences whilst engaging in a creative media process.
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.
Staff and students from The University of Warwick have been working with Canley residents to help develop a neighbourhood action plan.