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International Changemakers Bursary launched

29 October 2019

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 has been inspired by the city’s pioneering activism in inventing the twin cities movement after WW2, extending the hand of friendship and building cultural partnerships with cities around the world. The 2021 programme will reflect the internationalism of the city, as a home of diverse migrant communities and a place of sanctuary for refugees and asylum seekers, its role in peace and reconciliation, and its position as a dynamic, revolutionary city tackling global social issues. Coventry has always been a city of movement and exchange, a city of changemakers.

Delivered in partnership with the British Council, the International Changemakers Bursary seeks to evolve this spirit of internationalism, exploring who we are now and who we want to become. Through building partnerships with cities across the globe who have similar values, we wish to use art and culture to create a collective movement of connected changemakers.

The bursaries will support Coventry’s individual creative and cultural practitioners, including artists, activists, third sector professionals, and community leaders. Aimed at developing artistic or socially engaged practices through working internationally, these bursaries will support professional development, partnership building and research and development. Applicants can use the bursary to do one or all of the following:

  • Attend festivals, conferences and other events
  • Collaborate with, and learn from, creative and cultural practitioners, including artists, activists and changemakers working around the world
  • Research and develop potential collaborators and create early relationships with a long term view of developing partnerships and projects

Find out more information and download the information pack at Jobs, Tenders and Call-outs.

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