The Creative Director of Coventry City of Culture Trust, Chenine Bhathena, writes about what to expect from City of Culture in 2021 on the ArtsProfessional website.
The latest round of awards for collaborative research projects contributing to Coventry City of Culture have just been announced. Now in their third year, these collaborative projects are jointly funded between Coventry University and the University of Warwick, and have been granted funding of up to £2,000 for projects to partner with a Coventry-based organisation to undertake locally impactful research that invites the general public to participate. The Partnership’s two previous calls have funded 26 innovative and inclusive projects, and continue to build upon other initiatives such as the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value, and Coventry City Council’s Cultural Strategy.
Delivered in partnership with the British Council, the International Changemakers Bursary seeks to evolve the spirit of internationalism, exploring who we are now and who we want to become. Through building partnerships with cities across the globe who have similar values, we wish to use art and culture to create a collective movement of connected changemakers.
The ESRC Festival of Social Science brings to life some of the UK's leading social science research, and shows how social sciences influence our society, economy and politics. This year's Festival runs from 2-9 November, 2019, with events taking place in Coventry and Leamington Spa, and across the UK.
Having won the title ‘UK City of Culture 2021’, Coventry City of Culture Trust is keen to support existing and potential partners to develop their practice, their organisation or their ideas as they look to get ready for 2021.
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