Join us for a week-long celebration of arts and homelessness projects in Coventry, created and co-produced by people who have current or previous lived experience of homelessness. The festival takes place at venues across the city centre between Friday 8 - Saturday 16 October, coinciding with World Homelessness Day on Sunday 10 October 2021.
BELGRADE SQUARE, CORPORATION ST, COVENTRY CV1 1GS Show on map
ART = HOME
Created by artists across Coventry with current or previous lived experience of homelessness, we bring you an exhibition of phenomenal visual artworks sitting alongside pieces from international artists who have had similar experiences.
The value of the arts has never been stronger. With the onsite of the global pandemic, arts became as important as medication, helping with isolation, resilience and mental health during lockdown. When tackling issues around homelessness and isolation, arts and access to cultural experiences sit alongside housing and healthcare in these solutions. The arts may not provide a home, but it can provide a route to one.
In partnership with One Festival of Homeless Arts and co-curated by David Tovey (Arts & Homelessness International) and Hayley Harman, from the HOME steering committee, the exhibition will be on display at the Belgrade Theatre between 8th -16th October. Incorporating a range of art forms, including painting, sketching, murals and sculpture, please do join us to celebrate the pure talent from within our homeless communities.
Supported by funding from Spirit of 2012.