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Awarded Projects 2022/23

Projects Funded in 2022/23

Below you can read about the Project which were funded in 2021/22.

You can also review the report and videos from the projects by clicking the Success Stories image.

Embedding Evaluation Practice Within The Local Arts Sector

Mark Scott (WBS) & Vera Ding (Belgrade Theatre)

We are partnering to develop a co-produced overarching evaluation framework for the Belgrade as it moves into its next funding phase where learning will be embedded in all pillars of the organisation and sector through creative workshops.

A film screening of SOS

Fabienne Viala (School of Modern Languages and Cultures) & Pawlet Brookes (Serendipity)

Our partnership will empower educators to teach children about nature and their impact in the world around them from an intersectional perspective. It will also allow activists and artists of the Black community to connect their heritage with environmentalism, and allow them to participate in the current climate justice debate.

The Ins And Outs Of Arts Creativity In Biology Engagement

Kevin Moffat (School of Life Sciences) & Sujatha Menon (Poet & Musician)

We are partnering to enhance the ability of both young people and adults to engage with life science/medical subjects and the people involved.

Pen to Canvas

Gonzalo Ceron Garcia (SCAPVC) & Eduardo Jara (COVert Arts)

Pen to Canvas is a creative exchange programme that brings together student writers and Coventry-based artists in creating, producing and delivering an interdisciplinary exhibition. The project connects 4 students from the Creative Writing Department with 4 Coventry-based visual artists through anonymous correspondence. Participants will ‘meet’ and ‘communicate’ with their counterparts through their respective disciplines (sketches, poems, paintings, etc).

Reel Lives: Uncovering the unseen realities of creative work in the West Midlands

Chris Bilton (SCAPVC) & Anthony Ruck (Culture Centre)

We are partnering with freelance creative workers in the region to document their daily routines, capturing the relationship between paid and unpaid, creative and non-creative work, and using research outcomes to discuss challenges and solutions with policy makers and employers in the region via the Warwick Creative Freelancers Network. Creative Freelancers | Place-Based Research (

Inventing Rugby

Phil Jemmett (WMG) & Rachel Coldicott (Rugby Art Gallery and Museum)

WMG Outreach and Rugby Art Gallery and Museum are teaming up to build a new and exciting display all about inventions made in the local area. The project will focus on role models for young people interested in science and engineering and explore topics such as radio and transportation. The displays will be linked with local schools and be a fun and interactive experience for families.

Creative cultural connections to the history of St Vincent

Kate Astbury, Abigail Coppins (SMLC) Jacquline Roberts (CEO St Vincent and Grenadine Second Generation Heritage group)

We are strengthening our partnership to create more extensive opportunities for members of the Vincentian community in Britain and by extension the Garifuna diaspora worldwide to engage with the history of the island of St Vincent.


Darius Koester (WMS) & Keisha Grant (Keinish Dance)

The Köster lab and Keneish Dance company are partnering to create new opportunities for people to engage with biology through dance and its creativity. The project will look at themes around regeneration and how the interaction of two very different systems, the connective tissue and the nervous system, interact in this process. One of the outputs will be in the form of an immersive dance film performance using projection mapping. The project will include an exhibition, movement and dance workshops with students at Warwick Medical School, Digital video for online distribution, school and community workshops.

Stitch in Time

Margaret Low (WMG) & Katherine Watson (Stretton Primary School)

This project aims to enable the Stitch in Time project ( to be embedded within several local primary schools, giving the capability to turn digital designs created by their students into physical, stitched products in their classroom. Children will see their designs being produced in their classroom, giving them a better understanding of the overall process. The children will also share their expertise with others in their community, and the resulting work will be displayed either at Warwick or in school.


Claire Anderson (Education)

Understanding the importance and impact a sense of belonging has on future attainment of young people in the local area.

Memory Lane Café

Kate Owen, Lucas Snow and Rebecca Briggs (WMS) & Helen Jones (Sydni Centre)

Our goal for the project is to create a safe and welcoming space for older adults with memory loss in our community who may be isolated and lonely. Older adults have been some of the most impacted as a result of lockdown restrictions, shielding and closure of community groups. People with dementia or memory loss can be especially vulnerable. As medical students, we recognise that it can be hard for people with memory loss to get out into the community, leading to more isolation and reduction in health and wellbeing. We also understand the importance of social connection for health.

Our café aims to address loneliness and provide a place for meaningful social connection but there are other benefits to it as well: peer support is an important aspect, and the café is a space where everyone has memory loss or understands the challenges of it and people can get advice and support from their shared experiences.  

It is also helping to improve health outcomes for people with dementia and the cognitive stimulation gained from attending a group, meeting people, chatting, and engaging in our activities is important for delaying progression of the disease. 

The social prescribing aspect to the project is also important. Social prescribing is now recognised as being valuable to the NHS, helping to improve patient health outcomes through non-clinical support in the community. 

Importantly, thanks to the funding we have received, our sessions can be free for our visitors. With the ongoing cost of living crisis and pensioner poverty, being able to get out of the house and go to a café without having to worry about the cost implications is something we know is really valued by the community we are building. In the winter this will be especially important as we will be a ‘warm hub’ when many older people cannot afford to heat their homes.