A wide range of data have been collected during Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture (UK CoC 2021) that are only now being evaluated.
Coventry City Council’s Insight team has worked with Warwick Business School Master’s students for a number of years, setting them specific projects to analyse Coventry’s data. In 2022, the monitoring and evaluation team asked that these projects were related to various aspects of UK CoC 2021.
The City of Culture year is like the particle accelerator: once it has finished, then important data analysis can be undertaken to explore its results.Tim Healey, Webinar Host and Senior Analyst, Coventry City Council
Two webinars were held:
- the first, as a series of Lightning Talks given to Coventry City Council staff on 5 September 2022
- the second, as a webinar aimed at the academic community and the Coventry City of Culture Trust on 6 September 2022.
Tim Healey, Coventry City Council’s Insights Team
This is the fourth year that Coventry City Council has worked with Warwick Business School students. The arrangement is valuable as there are more data than can be analysed by the Insights team alone. As soon as the data are validated by the Council, they will be published as open data.
Overview of Coventry City of Culture 2021 and the Effects in Coventry
Mark Scott, Warwick Business School
DCMS figures show that cultural participation was in decline nationally between 2017 and 2020. Since the pandemic, revised methodology was introduced that shows an increase in participation, especially for lower income households. These changes are clear in Coventry, too, with Foleshill, Holbrooks and Westwood wards showing large increases.
Coventry Cultural Place Profiler: Objectives and Functionality
There has been an increase in the data available to the City Council and UK CoC 2021, with further data still being collected. The Coventry Cultural Place Profiler was created as a tool to use those data and can provide user-friendly information for communities at a local level, searched by postcode.
An Investigation of Event Types, Attitudes to Covid-19 and Attendance During Coventry City of Culture 2021
Muhammad Gibran, Warwick Business School
A Geo-spatial Investigation of Coventry City of Culture 2021 Sentiment Surveys and How Responses Relate to Coventry Household Survey and Coventry City of Culture Participation Data
Suraj Rajakrishnan, Warwick Business School
A Geo-spatial Investigation of the Relationship Between Coventry City of Culture 2021 Ticketing Data, Residents’ Cultural Participation as Measured by the Coventry Household Survey and ACORN Market Segmentation Data.
Ku-Chun Yeh, Warwick Business School
A Geo-spatial Investigation of Coventry City of Culture 2021 Ticketing and Exit-Survey Data Compared to Public Small Area Datasets
Fengyun Tan, Warwick Business School
Geographical Accessibility to Cultural Venues and Cultural Participation: An Econometric Analysis of Cultural Venues in Coventry in 2021
Jiaqi Zhong, Warwick Business School
They were part of the monitoring and evaluation team‘s programme of reflective Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 events.