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Trusts and Foundations Manager

The Trust is looking to appoint a Trusts and Foundations Manager to lead on bid writing and relationship management with trusts and foundations, developing strong and sustainable funding relationships to support the delivery of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture and its legacy projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of trusts and foundations fundraising.

Applications close – Wednesday 19 August 2020, noon

Interview date – Wednesday 2 September 2020

Trusts and Foundations Manager - PDF

Trusts and Foundations Manager - Word Document

We also ask that all applicants please fill out our Diversity and Equal Opportunities form:

Diversity and Equal Opportunities Form

Production Manager for Opening Event

We are looking for a Production Manager to work on the Coventry City of Culture 2021 Opening Event, taking place in May 2021. This person will work closely with the creative team to produce elements of the event.

Applications close – Friday 28th August, 11am

Interview date – w/c 7th September

Production Manager - PDF

Production Manager - Word Document

We also ask that all applicants please fill out our Diversity and Equal Opportunities form:

Diversity and Equal Opportunities Form

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Image: Curved architectural beams in Coventry

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Image: Metal horse sculpture in Coventry city centre

Event Operations Manager for Opening Event

NOTE: We are open to applications from individuals or organisations.

We are looking for an Event Operations Manager (EOM) to drive forward the operational
planning of the Coventry City of Culture 2021 Opening Event. This role focuses on working with the many agencies for the City-wide planning, hosting meetings, working with stakeholders, preparing documents and paperwork. To include working with the Safety Management team, the Crowd Safety Manager and the traffic management provider.

Applications close – Friday 21th August, 11am

Interview date – w/c 24th August

Event Operations Manager - PDF

Event Operations Manager - Word Document

We also ask that all applicants please fill out our Diversity and Equal Opportunities form:

Diversity and Equal Opportunities Form

Tender opportunities

There are currently no tender opportunities available, please check back on this page for future updates.

Call-out opportunities

Young Creatives Call Out for Coventry Moves

Led by the Co-Directors Justine Themen and Nigel Jamieson, ‘Coventry Moves’ will be a spectacular event in the city’s year of culture.

We are looking for five artists aged 18 – 30 from Coventry and the surrounding area to join us in shaping the themes and content for this large-scale spectacle.

Exceptional applications from 14 years plus will also be considered.

If you are a young writer, an ideas creator, musically based, an artist, a dancer, a performer or any other kind of artist or creative – this is an opportunity for you to work creatively on an ambitious project to represent the people of Coventry.

Deadline – 22nd July 2020

Interviews – Monday 27th July 2020

View the full call out

We also ask that all applicants please fill out our Diversity and Equal Opportunities form:

Diversity and Equal Opportunities Form

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#ReformTheNorm Micro-Commissions for D/deaf, Disabled and/or Neurodivergent Artists

The Coventry City of Culture Trust has formed a new partnership with Unlimited, a national arts commissioning programme that enables new work by disabled artists to reach UK and international audiences.

Through this partnership, we are inviting d/Deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent artists who live and/or regularly work within a CV postcode (this covers Coventry and parts of wider Warwickshire) to apply for ten micro commissions of up to £1,000 each.

These micro commissions are open to artists of any discipline and of any level to either; create new work, enhance their skills and/or explore different creative processes within the Trust’s key themes.

Deadline – Friday 21 August 2020, 12 noon

You can read the full Info Pack as a PDF and Word document below:

Info Pack - PDF

Info Pack - Word Document

Info Pack - Easy Read*

*Easy Read refers to the presentation of text in an accessible, easy to understand format. It is often useful for people with learning disabilities, and may also be beneficial for people with other conditions affecting how they process information or for this in which English isn’t their first language. This can be a guided and facilitated activity for those that need support in understanding the Easy Read information.

We also ask that all applicants please fill out our Diversity and Equal Opportunities form:

Diversity and Equal Opportunities Form

A 7-minute British Sign Language (BSL) and captioned video which interprets the contents of the Info Pack can be found below:

Invitation of Interest in Public Realm Projects

As part of the UK City of Culture readiness programme and to fulfill the partnership legacy ambitions beyond 2021 - we are inviting all West Midlands, national (UK) and international creatives to submit their interest, proposals, and/or portfolio, in order to be considered within call-outs for current and upcoming public realm regeneration schemes, citywide redevelopment projects and cultural programmes.

The aim is to create a diverse catalogue/database of work and a register of interested artists that can be considered by Coventry City Council and the Coventry City of Culture Trust for future projects.

We are keen to engage local artists to help us create beautiful places for the people of Coventry in what promises to be an exciting year. The nature of the projects is varied and covers all elements of public realm, from garden projects to construction projects, from lighting to street art. We want to talk to you whatever your speciality and whatever your size. Projects will range in budget from very small to several hundred thousand pounds – and we want to invite you to become part of this journey during 2020 and as we progress into 2021.

For more information about the project and how to register interest, please see the full Invitation of Interest document.

Invitation of Interest in Public Realm Projects

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