City of Culture 2021 activities

City of Culture 2021 activities

Coventry University Group has been at the forefront of cultural and creative innovation within the city since its inception as Coventry College of Design in 1843. This proud history enables us to offer a significant contribution to Coventry’s Ten Year Cultural Strategy and its hosting of the UK City of Culture in 2021/22. Culture is becoming a core driver of future innovation and employment growth. 

Coventry University is an anchor institution and is central to the regeneration of the city, both culturally and physically. It is key to regional, national and international public perception and the developing identity of the city and its population.

Coventry University funded projects

The Staff and Student Project Scheme is set up to allow our colleagues and our students to get involved in the UK City of Culture. We have seen projects range from tackling mental health, the history of Coventry newspapers to innovative plays and more. The scheme has already enabled the University to develop its own practices and policies that contribute to the economic growth, health and well-being, education and community development of the city, thereby creating better futures for the present and future populations of the city. 

Coventry universities partnership

Coventry University and University of Warwick are working together offering awards to projects bringing together Warwick and Coventry academics with cultural organisations in Coventry to develop public engagement activities with impact which invite the general public to participate and respond.

Coventry Digital: our gift to the City

Coventry University has teamed up with Coventry City of Culture Trust, Culture Coventry and other partners to launch Coventry Digital - an online archive of photos, videos, maps and documents designed to celebrate the city’s heritage. 

Find out more about Coventry Digital.

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