Coventry City of Culture Trust was set up in 2015 to bid to be the City of Culture in 2021. Now that we have bee successful in securing the prestigious title, we are recruiting the team to deliver an amazing build-up programme, ambition UK City of Culture year in 2021 and legacy.
We are a youthful, diverse, modern city which is re-imagining the role culture can play in bringing people together. Coventry has a history of activism, triumphing against adversity and coming together with a fierce but quiet pride.
Coventry is a city of welcome, a city of peace and reconciliation, a city of innovation and a City of Culture.
During the bidding period, the Trust committed to a series of step changes including:
- 5m additional visitors for 2021
- 100 ne businesses regularly supporting the arts
- 80% of the population experiencing at least three events
- 20% increase in BAME audiences
- Target of over 16,000 active volunteers and participants
As part of the Great Place Scheme funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England and managed by Jacqui Ibbotson, we are seeking a freelance, part-time Coordinator to work on the delivery of Coventry’s Refugee Week celebration in 2019. The position commences as soon as possible and requires an average of 2.5 days per week work over a 6-month contract period.
Coventry’s Refugee Week is the UK’s largest festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees.
There is enthusiastic support for Refugee Week in Coventry and the Coordinator would have the opportunity to work on the 2019 programme with a partnership of contributing organisations including:
Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre – Party in Millennium Square, Exhibition, Fashion Show and more;
Positive Youth Foundation – National Football Tournament and Youth Volunteering Programme;
Coventry City Council – Events connected to Building Bridges and MiFriendly Cities projects;
Coventry City of Culture Trust – Creative Writing & Performance project with Good Chance Theatre;
Highly Spring, Positive Images Festival, Coventry and Warwick Universities, Coventry Cathedral, FarGo Village and others, with Counterpoint Arts in an advisory role.
In addition, Counterpoint Arts is holding its annual conference in Coventry as well as in London. In partnership with Positive Youth Foundation, on 11th February at Coventry Cathedral, The Refugee Week Conference is a day of positive inspiration, learning and networking in preparation for Refugee Week with performances, hands-on workshops and the chance to network.
For more information about the role, visit www.coventry2021.co.uk