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What's Warwick doing?

In partnership with others, we will play our role in building one of the most socially inclusive, culturally vibrant and economically successful regions in the country, contributing to the City’s priority goals and delivering long term transformational impact.

Our focus for Coventry 2021 will be on:

  • Defining new sector leading models for evaluating cultural impact and value
  • Stimulating research excellence and impact through place-based collaborations
  • Working with partners to build thriving local neighbourhoods
  • Creating a campus which is welcoming and relevant to new communities
  • Providing exceptional cultural experiences for our students, staff, and the wider community

Find out who to get in touch with about City of Culture using the chart below:UoW CC21

From research and blog-writing to Twibbons and events, we're all getting involved in City of Culture activities. Read about our projects below, read blogs from staff and students, and find out how you can join in.

13 collaborative public engagement projects announced

The University of Warwick and Coventry University together announce 13 brand new public engagement projects combining research staff from both Universities with cultural organisations in Coventry. These underpin Coventry City Council’s Cultural Strategy and lay groundwork for both REF 2021 and Coventry City of Culture 2021.

All the projects will disseminate academic research through active participation, using various methods to communicate their research ranging from cooking, dance, theatre, mosaics, photography, workshops, poetry and storytelling.

The projects are supported by Warwick Business School and three of Warwick’s Global Research priorities: Food, Connecting Cultures, and International Development as well as Coventry University.

How can we boost digital creative industries in Coventry?

New research undertaken by Warwick and Coventry Universities suggests that digital creative businesses earn around £0.5bn in Coventry each year. Future growth may be limited, however, by a lack of coherent strategy and planning as well as challenges related to skill availability and suitable premises.