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.
The Years, by Annie Ernaux, translated from French by Alison L. Strayer, has won the prize, which aims to address the gender imbalance in translated literature and increase the number of international women’s voices accessible by a British and Irish readership. Connecting Cultures GRP provides funding support for the prize.
Connecting Cultures supporting undergraduate research with URSS
Connecting Cultures are keen support undergraduate research via the University's Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) While we hope to offer some Connecting Cultures-specific bursaries in the future, this year we can help with mentoring and research support for projects that relate to our research themes: For more information or to access support, please email CulturesGRP@warwick.ac.uk
Enhancing arts and culture in the criminal justice system
Connecting Cultures was delighted to read the Arts Council England blog 'Enhancing arts and culture in the criminal justice system' which mentions Professor Hilary Marland's 'Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000' project as an example excellent practice in collaborative working between arts organisations, the academy and prisons.
The Connecting Cultures GRP co-funded some of the theatre in prisons collaborative work with Ride Out that came out of this project.' Read more
There are currently two funding opportunities for Coventry City of Culture related research projects
The Connecting Cultures team attended the Open Call Showcase Family Funday event at FarGo Village in Coventry at the beginning of October 2019.