Eight Coventry residents who are passionate about their communities have been chosen for a new programme with Coventry City of Culture Trust and 64 Million Artists.
The Community Connectors programme will see; Boyanka Bobeva, Emilie Jones, Kelly Walsh, Kevin Conway Kieran Joseph, Mel Gregory, Priya Gondalia and Theo Ioannou, each work towards creating their own artistic community event.
The group will benefit from specialist training, mentoring and networking, delivered by 64 Million Artists, which will help them develop their ideas and skills. They will also receive 1-2-1 support from the Programme Coordinator and with the Area Producers at the Trust.
Some of the ideas that the group want to develop include celebrating stories from local people, connecting through humour, and creating a mural in Foleshill that reflects its diverse community and features the different languages spoken in the area.
Follow us at @Coventry2021 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where we will be sharing videos throughout early 2021, introducing each of the Connectors and hearing from them as they start their journey with us. These videos will also be uploaded to this webpage.