Through the development of the Performance Measurement and Evaluation Strategy, that included a Theory/Story of Change, a series of specific outcomes were identified ahead of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture (UK CoC 2021).
A number of these outcomes have been addressed through focus studies. These were commissioned by the Coventry City of Culture Trust and undertaken by research teams at Coventry University and the University of Warwick to answer specific research questions.
Results from these studies have been shared through a series of dedicated reports and events. Findings from them also feature in UK CoC 2021 final evaluation and funder reports.
Volunteering, Wellbeing and Civic Pride
The research teams were based at the Warwick Medical School’s Department of Health Sciences and Coventry University’s Research Centre for Intelligent Healthcare.
Integrating the Environment
Civic, Cultural and Business Partnerships
The research team was based at the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies at the University of Warwick.
Faith and Culture
The research team was based at Coventry University’s Centre for Peace, Trust and Social Relations.
Each of these focus study reports were critically assessed and writing was supported by the monitoring and evaluation team.
Policing, Culture and Community: West Midlands Police as City of Culture Partners
Four focus studies were supported by Tim Hammerton and Nick Henry at Coventry University and Mark Scott at Warwick Business School. Once reports were prepared, they were reviewed by the monitoring and evaluation team.
The photograph featured above comes from the sirenscrossing, becoming fungi, becoming forest project. It was co-commissioned by Coventry City of Culture Trust and Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art 2021.