City of Culture Data Webinar

Cultural Data Webinar (Photograph: Viviana Sagredo)


A wide range of data were collected during Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture (UK CoC 2021) that are only now being evaluated.

Coventry City Council’s Insights 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.


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

Viviana Sagredo, Coventry City Council’s Insights Team

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


These webinars were organised by Tim Healey and Viviana Sagredo on behalf of the Coventry City Council’s Insight Team, with support from Warwick Business School and Coventry University.

They were part of the monitoring and evaluation team‘s programme of reflective Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 events.


This website reflects a variety of UK CoC 2021 activities, funded by different funding bodies. It has been created as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project City Change Through Culture: Securing the Place Legacy of Coventry City of Culture 2021 (Grant Reference AH/W008769/1).

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