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UK City of Culture New Commissions

Coventry City of Culture Trust and the Heart of England Community Foundation have made three funds, available for new commissions and projects that will take place before the end of May 2022.

Into The Woods Call-Out For Participants

Into the woods invites different communities to take shelter, have space to rest and also find inspiration in the woodland through a mixture of informal, accessible creative and cultural nature inspired experiences. 

The sessions will take place outdoors where everyone has the opportunity to explore the woodland, rest, relax, get to know the space, share time with Kerry and the Starfish team and try out accessible creative activities in an encouraging and nurturing environment where everyone is enabled to grow. 

Youthful Cities: Digital Storytelling Lab

Are you an artist aged 18-25 living in Coventry or Nairobi, who would be interested in creating bold, thought provoking or playfully disruptive digital stories using immersive audio, interactive video or 360 video?

Would you like to develop work using tools from BBC R&D or Google Arts & Culture and work internationally with other artists to create and showcase new work?

City Hosts

Apply to be a City Host.

We’re looking for 5,000 volunteers throughout the year, to spend as much or as little time as they can, to showcase our city.

Coventry only moves like it does thanks to the people who live here.

Generate Festival Call-Out

Are you a community performance group based in Coventry and Warwickshire and interested in showcasing your creativity during the City of Culture year? Apply to perform at GENERATE Festival, a new event coming to Coventry this summer.

We Come Far Call-Out

Sign up to attend WE COME FAR, a walking workshop with 24 men (defined as anyone who identifies as male) at Canley Ford on 4 July 2021.

So, do you feel like you need some time to step back, take a slower pace outdoors and connect with others whilst doing something good for the soul?

Are you interested in trying out some creative and physical activities and becoming part of our developing community?

Sign up and develop your skills with artists at this workshop.



Are you an arts and culture industry professional? We are looking forward to welcoming you to the City of Culture as a delegate.

Window Wanderland

In February and March 2021, streets across Coventry and Warwickshire will light up their front windows and gardens and become beautiful walking trails.

Try It Call-Out

We are seeking high-quality, interesting and engaging workshop leaders, teachers or practitioners available to run a new weekly club for at least a 3-month period from Autumn 2021.

Schools Information

Find out about the latest activities, events, resources and stories for schools. Additional information about the Coventry Cultural Education Partnership and Coventry Schools Champions can also be found here. 

What's On for Schools

Check this section regularly for booking information on performances, workshops and other opportunities available for schools.

The City of Culture year offers a range of activities for schools of all types including Primary, Secondary, Special Schools, and PRUs. 

Coventry Cultural Education Partnership

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 are delighted to be part of the Coventry Cultural Education Partnership.

CCEP is a network of professionals and organisations that offer learning opportunities for children and young people between the ages of 0-30 years in Coventry.

It includes people from the creative and cultural sector, from formal education settings such schools, universities, and colleges, and from early years and informal education providers.

Schools can find regular updates on all things CCEP related. The Cultural Champions network of nominated teachers is a major bonus for the City, helping develop the creative offer in every City school.


Our stories hub is a place for teachers and support staff to find inspiration, examples of good practice and updates on the successes as part of schools' creative work.

A developing selection of case studies, feedback and reports that will showcase the amazing work happening in schools as we look to provide the launchpad for future cultural activity.


Teacher’s packs, supporting materials, CPD films and more.

Visit our resources section for a growing selection of helpful content produced by Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 as part of our year in the spotlight. Additional information will also be supplied form supporting projects.

Here, teachers can find a wealth of ideas, inspiration and practical tips for creative teaching as well as practical assets for use in the classroom.