On Thursday 16 June, the Partnership for Coventry will be hosting a conference to encourage input on a cultural strategy for Coventry.
It is no ordinary cultural strategy - it is an ambitious cultural strategy in evolution and will be grounded in research and rooted in the distinctiveness of Coventry as a place and population.
With support of Arts Council England, the Council has commissioned Warwick Business School to lead the process of developing a 10-year cultural strategy. The context for the work is both exciting and challenging. The Warwick Commission report laid out the challenges facing public funding of the arts and the need to reach further into communities.
The city is bidding for UK City of Culture 2021. This process alone has started to align public, private and cultural energy behind telling Coventry's story. A city that is six years younger than the rest of the UK and one of the most diverse and welcoming of modern cities is about to stake its claim again as a centre of national significance for its heritage and contemporary cultures.
This is your opportunity to be involved in the initial consultation of the cultural strategy for Coventry and shape the future, so please come and have your say.
A city of cultures; an arts and cultural strategy for growth and excellence will be held on Thursday, 16 June at the Welcome Centre, 47 Parkside.
If you would like to attend, please contact Tina Wukics, Partnership for Coventry, at email@example.com. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis and people will need to register to attend.