Artist Development: Coventry
We will use this page to highlight what is going on in Coventry's visual arts scene. It will be a resource for artists but also a means by which TPWM can profile a place, offering links to activity in a regional, national and international context where possible.
Offers support services for professional and voluntary creative practitioners in Coventry.
The Coventry Cultural Partnership aims to 'bring together the resources, energy and creativity of key organisations, groups, communities and people to work to meet the cultural development needs of the City of Coventry'.
Roots Gallery is a not-for-profit gallery with a mission to show and promote high quality visual art. The gallery also aims to promote engagement through a strong learning and participation delivery focus. Roots Gallery supports creative practitioners, increases access to visual art through supported engagement.
Roots Gallery are now offering packages of creative support and project management to artists and creative organisations. For more information click here.
Lanchester Gallery Projects (LGP) is a curatorial research project which examines the task of a contemporary art operation in an urban environment. Through a collaborative programme of exhibitions, events and publications, LGP explores the symbolic potential of the city and relates this to Coventry’s distinct social, political and industrial history. LGP is hosted by the School of Art & Design at Coventry University. The main LGP programme runs in the Autumn and Spring terms and the School hosts other exhibitions during the Summer months.
Pluspace is an independent project space that encourages and promotes the understanding of contemporary art and design. We do this by showing experimental and new work with a distinct interest in the work of designers and artists in their early careers.
Artspace is an independent art facility and charity that enables artists, communities and audiences to do incredible things and in doing so, strengthen and promote the visual arts in Coventry. Events at Artspace are listed here.
Artspace Research Commissions (ARC) have been launched which investigate what Artspace does and how they do it. The five commissions: UNITE, TRANSFORM, GENERATE, HIJACK and PIONEER, are designed to explore current areas of Artspace interest, culminating in a programme of public events and open discussions. The documentation and evaluation of the ARC programme will shape the new Artspace artistic vision for 2014 onwards. There will be an ARC programme symposium in April 2013.
Further details on each commission and opportunities that are part of the ARC programme can be found at: http://ARCprogramme.posterous.com
More information on Coventry City Council's Arts Development Services provided by Artspace can be found here.
Creative Enterprise is a new support initiative, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, aimed at creative graduates, new enterprises and established businesses based within the West Midlands. Based at Coventry University, they offer a range of free services and opportunities, including networking events, workshops, mentoring, consultancy, business advice and guidance and workspace.
An artist-led online resource and network mainly covering Coventry and Warwickshire. Sharing, collaborating skills, events and information.