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 City of Culture Trust, today announced that it will officially commence its programme in May 2021 and run for a whole year. Co-created with national and local partners, and grassroots organisations across the city, the programme will include major international artistic events, world premieres and commissions across theatre, music, dance, literature, comedy and visual art.
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.
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.