This research asks how the police can use City of Culture as a platform to engage the public, whilst also managing crime and protecting event attendees. The project explores the potential for police partnerships around arts and culture, and how this can support crime reduction and protecting vulnerable people.
Coventry City of Culture are looking for 5,000 volunteers throughout the year, to spend as much or as little time as they can, to showcase the city. City hosts will provide a friendly and welcoming face for visitors, guide visitors and event spectators, provide information about the city and events, and support areas of displays and artwork.
In return, volunteers will be rewarded with limited edition uniform, training, rewards from our partners and professional head-shots.
This project aims to understand how, and to what extent the City Host volunteering programme, supporting Coventry City of Culture, impacts on those who volunteer as City Hosts.
As the ethos of any City of Culture is rooted in place, it is important to find out about those who don’t engage to ensure opportunities are provided for all citizens to get involved and participate. Information about those who do not participate is as equally important as for those who do.
As Coventry embarks on its year-long celebration of the title of UK City of Culture, a team of researchers at the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies at University of Warwick will work together with residents in the city to unearth the impact of the title on their lives and work.
With so much going on at Warwick with City of Culture, we've put together a brief roundup below to highlight everything that is happening and how you can be involved.
This session offers two perspectives on the relationships between the city and creativity in order to broaden understandings of the City of Culture designation. Victoria Barker (CBiS, Coventry University) presents the approach and findings of a University Partnership funded investigation into Coventry place and creative identity, tracing how an artistically-engaged approach can offer new understandings of both research and subject (Coventry Creates project Cov Made Me). Emily Hopkins (Royal Holloway, University of London) shares perceptions of the City of Culture identity itself gathered during the build-up phase, and sets out how these fit into the wider conceptual understandings and critiques of Cities of Culture.