The importance of working with and supporting the local arts and cultural sector.

 

Being named UK City of Culture opens the door to a world of opportunity for local artists, freelancers and arts and cultural organisations. At Coventry City of Culture Trust, we know that the secret to having the best year as Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 is supporting and collaborating with a flourishing local arts and cultural sector.

Since Coventry won the bid to become UK City of Culture 2021, the team has been supporting and working with Coventry organisations and artists to create exhibitions, performances, new work and to bring pre-existing work to a wider audience.

We have also supported the local arts and culture sector during the COVID19 pandemic. At the start of lockdown we launched the Coventry 2021 Coronavirus Resilience Fund with the Heart of England Community Foundation, which awarded funding to 95 struggling individuals and organisations working in the Coventry arts and culture scene.

So far, we have worked with and supported over 470 individuals and organisations that contribute the local arts and culture sector; everything from painters, faith groups and leisure and hospitality.

Here you can find a full list of those organisations, artists and freelancers we have worked with and supported since we won the bid in 2017, right up until the present day.

A-G

A Bigger Weave

Abby Clarke

Abby Huett

Ace Ambrose

Adam Hibberd

Adam Hussain

Adrian Dowling

African Performing Arts UK

Agnes Gaspar

Ahsen Sayeed

Aiyana Khan

Alan Denyer

Alan Pollock

Alan Van Wijgerden

Alex Stott

Alexander Georgiev

Alexandra Marie Johnson

Alfie Deas

Alice Weston

Alicia Pancholi

Alpha Event Support

Alvaro Grana

Amanda Randall

Amber Faulkner

Amisha Patel

Ammo Talwar

Anabell Deanie

Anastasia Chokuwamba

Andrea Mbarushimana

Andrei Roman

Andrew Clare

Andrew Smith

Angela Mhlanga

Ania Bas

Anne Forgan

Anthony James

Antoney Lieng

Aptitude Organisation CIC

Arabian Bites

Arthur J Gallagher

Arts Uplift CIC

Arty Folks

Arun Ghosh

Ascension Dance Company

Ashley Jordan

Awandiswe Mkwananzi

Beadlebop Design

Beatrice Christopher

Becky Taylor

Bedworth Arts Centre

Belgrade Theatre Trust (Coventry)

Bella Deanie

Ben Bailey

Ben Morley

Ben Pickering

Ben Robinson

Bengy Speer

Bernice Djaba

Bethany Dyson

Bethany Hushon

Betty Molyneux

Bogdan Georgian Alexandru

BreakDots

Burton Green Choir

Caitlin McCarthy

Cambridge Onoh

Cameron Cox

Canley Community Centre

Cara Pickering

CBGC Creative Industries Ltd

Chadrack Kumadamba

Chaitrali Chitre

Chand Ali Khan

CHANGE Festival

Cherelle Harding

Chloe Deakin

Chloe Fundak

Chris O'Connell

Christabell Amoakoh

Christina Okorie

Christine Staple

Christopher Elmer-Gorry

City of Coventry Corps of Drums

Edie Murray

Ego Performance Company Ltd

Eleanor House

Eleanor Nesbitt

Emilia's Cakes Artisan Cake Studio

Emilie Lauren Jones

Emily Eglinton

Emily Robertson

Eric J. Hickmott

Erin Wright

Etch & Pin

Eva Pemberton

Eve Kershaw

Ewa Starzyk

Express Music MLC Limited

Faisal Riaz

Faye Claridge

Feel Good Com

Ffion Easton-Wilcox

Fiona Laycock

Fish in a Bottle

Fly Full Circle LTD

Food for Thought: Reflections and recipes from Coventry and beyond

Frances Yeung

Francesca Meredith

Frank Kwabena Dzokoto

Friends of Howes

From the Heart Theatre

Fugue in a Minor Key

Garry Jones

Gary Mobley

Gayatri Pasricha

George Ttoouli

Georgia Kelly

Georgina Egan

God Mission Church

Gordon Lowe

Grapevine Coventry and Warwickshire Ltd

Greg McLeod

Gurkiran Bhogal

H-M

Halimatou Bah

HAV Sound Vision

Hayley Egan

Hayley Harman

Heenay Joshi

Her Day Opera

Highly Sprung Performance Company

Hitesh Joshi

Hope 4 The Community CIC

Horizon Collective Ltd

Howes Community Primary School

HUMBER AVENUE WALKWAY MURAL

Huw Bowen

Igers Coventry & Warwickshire

I’m Not A Machine Productions Ltd

Iyisha Blackwood-Mayers

Jack Segal (Bee-Sides)

Jack's Frogs

Jacqueline Latty

Jade Sanders

JAM-AV Media Production

James Oliver McCabe

James P Darlaston

James Plester

Jaswant Bhachu

Jay Bartmanis

Jayden Raichura

Jazz Moreton

Jeff Morris Music

Jeffery Morgan

Jennifer Verson

Jenny Pell-Walpole

Jessica Brunt

Jessica Miller

Joe Graham

John Ashlin

John Bernard

John Haidar

John Hammersley

John Lamb

Josephine Taylor

Josh Hancock

Josh Leach

Jude Rees

Judith Yates

Julia O'Connell

Julia Snowdin

Junior NRB

Just Dropped In

Just Rena

Justine Themen

K Ghattaura

Kadence Music

Kate's Storytree

Katherine James

Kevin Conway

Kevin Lomas

Khalid Khan

Kira Riess

Kirsty Leahy

Kirsty Louise Brewerton

Kitty Kaur

Kojo Antwi-Nuamah

Koyejo Adeniyi- Koyesax

Kyle Grant (KDubz)

Kyle Hewitson

Lanaire Aderemi

Last Mafuba

Laura Evans

Laura John

Laura Nyahuye

Laura Ojomo

Lauren James

Lauren Jane Sheerman

Lauren Rebbeck

Laurie Richardson

Leila Prue

Lesley Hawkins

Lesley Whelan

Lewis Spencer

Live & Local

Liz Leck

Loraine Mponela

Lou Lomas Producer

Louie Forde Music

Louise Davies

LSM Ents

Lucy C Hayward

Lucy Thompstone

Lucy Tomlins

Ludic Rooms Ltd

Luka Owen

Luke Pettenuzzo

Maddie Booth

Mafalda Vieira Nunes

Mahandra Patel

Mama Jay

Mandip Singh Seehra

Maokwo

Maria Omena

Mariama Njie

Marianne White

Marius Petrica Mates

Mark Andrews

Mark Heffernan

Mark Pemberton

Mark Roberts

Martin Bowes

Martin Leape

Mary Courtney

Mary Mohan

Mason Le Long

Matt Black

Matthew Emmanuelle Henry-Cottrel

Matthew Holland

Matthew Redmond

Max Timney-Fowler

Mazing Ltd

Mazo Creative Agency

MC ENTS

Mc Liburd

Media Mania

Megan Rigby Hopkins

Melissa Smith

Mercurial Arts Ltd

Michael Davies

Michael Kenny

Michael Mihoc

Michael Snodgrass

Baileyface Productions

Mindriot Productions

Miss Ellie's Homemade

Miss Kiri A Norris

Miss Rachel Leahy

Miss Stella Carr

Mollie Davidson

Muzz The Artist

N-S

Nadira Sultana

Natalia Iljinska

Natasha Mills (nee Bedford)

Natasha Wilson

Nathaniel Warth

Neil Lucas

Neil Sayer

Nick Knibb

Nicky Ager

Nicola Marie Riggon

Nomusa Okorie

Nuala Clooney

Nyasha Pitt

Office for Art Design and Technology

Ola Animashawun

Olga Dermott-Bond

Omeetoo Combined Arts Ltd

Open Theatre Company Ltd

Otium Entertainment Group Ltd

P & Q Celtic Arts CIC

PaffLoff - Visual Storytelling

Paul CurtisTours AKA The Deep Fact Friar

Paul Daly

Paul Nolan

Paul O'Donnell

Paula Maria Kavasdan

Pavani Konda

T-Z

As we move closer to the start of our year as UK City of Culture in May 2021, this list will continue to grow. To find out about the latest ways to get involved with City of Culture, visit Jobs, Tenders and Call-outs.