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How can you support the bid?

Game is on

Game on!

show_your_support.pngThe competition for UK City of Culture 2021 has now been officially launched. Warwick is proud to be fully behind the bid as one of the principal partners and getting our community engaged and involved with the bid over the next few months. We will be highlighting ways you can support the bid over the next few months - in the meantime, show your support by following them on social media; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @coventry2021.

Callout for ideas NOW OPEN

As our City of Culture bid activity builds momentum, the bid team are looking for exciting, creative and ambitious ideas that could form part of a Coventry UK City of Culture programme in 2021. They're looking for a range of projects that will engage with the youth and diversity of the city, reach all sections of the population and attract national and international visitors.

And most importantly, they’re looking for extraordinary ideas. It’s time for our city to take centre stage and show the world all that Coventry has to offer.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday 13 January, so make sure you get your ideas in and join us on the next exciting step of the journey.

Find out more and apply here.


Support community engagement through volunteering

The bid team are asking everyone in the city what they would like to see in that year and giving them the opportunity to help shape the bid. The community engagement team are looking for volunteers to make visits to schools to ask groups of school children what they think.

  • Do you like chatting to people? (required!)
  • Do you like culture? (preferred)
  • Can you speak other languages? (not required)
  • Can you spare a couple of hours now and again? (required)

Each visit will take about an hour of your time and will involve travelling to schools around the city. The bid team will arrange the meetings and will provide with all the training you will require. You can make as many or as few visits as you are able. This work will play an important role in allowing the voices of children and young people get heard.

If you are interested please contact:

Heather on chat at coventry2021 dot co dot uk or call her on 07808 002005

Currently, the main support you can give to Coventry2021 is to actively support the bid; Follow and share updates on social media, go to the advanced programme events and share what you love about the city.

show_your_support.pngFollow @coventry2021, use #thisiscoventry on posts and support the city on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

backing the bidDownload the 'I'm backing the bid' poster, take a picture of you, your friends, family or colleagues and upload to social media using #thisiscoventry.


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Come and see different things in your city, support local artists and venues - show your support, however you can.