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Coventry City of Culture

Coventry City of Culture

Spirit have awarded £200,000 to the Coventry City of Culture Trust to develop an exciting, community-produced programme in the lead-up to its UK City of Culture year in 2021.

The grant funds four Associate Producer roles, as well as the training and development of four volunteer community evaluators who will help to monitor the progress and impact of the City of Culture year.

The producers are based in four local organisations: Grapevine, an advocacy and support service for those in need; the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre; Positive Youth Foundation, a service provider for young people; and the Central England Law Centre, based in Coventry. Each producer works with service users and leaders to develop community-led, inclusive artistic responses to the Coventry’s City of Culture programme.

Coventry is a Marmot City, committed to reducing health and wellbeing inequalities. We are a city of migrants, a city without walls, a city with a strong social conscience. This funding will support the City of Culture Trust to work with pioneering community organisations, leaders and activists for social change, to consider the role culture can have in highlighting and tackling the big issues being experienced across our global communities. We're delighted that Spirit are backing our movement for change

- Chenine Bhathena, Creative Director of the Coventry City of Culture Trust

Find out more about Coventry City of Culture 2021 here.