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
This year the ESRC Festival of Social Science is going online from 7th-15th November and we are now looking for expressions of interest for events.
Coventry University and the University of Warwick have selected 18 local artists to receive a grant that will allow them to continue their work during the COVID-19 pandemic through collaboration with researchers from the social sciences, arts, science and medicine from across both the city’s universities.
The selected works will be showcased later this summer in a special digital exhibition, and will then kept in the Coventry City of Culture Digital Archive.
Tuesday 30th June 16:00-17:00
Carolyn Deby & Michael Pigott in conversation with Sabine Coady Schaebitz, Associate Professor, School of Art and Design, Coventry University.
Focus: Commissioned artist, Carolyn Deby, sirenscrossing, and project Co-Investigator Dr Michael Pigott, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick will discuss their respective artistic micro-projects engaging with space and the city; both part of Sensing the City, a three-year, AHRC-funded practice-based research project in Coventry.
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.
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.