Cultural Policy & Evaluation Summit


The Cultural Policy & Evaluation Summit was designed to bring together local, regional and national cultural leaders to consider the post-pandemic road ahead for cultural mega-events and culture more generally in the context of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 (UK CoC 2021).


The online summit was held on 24 and 25 June 2021.


Within the summary report, John Knell, the summit’s rapporteur, described the event as having been like a three-act play:


The programme included a rich list of themes and speakers that can be found in the summit agenda.

Both days were recorded and links to each session are available within the summit’s summary report.



This event was hosted by the University of Warwick and Coventry University.

It was part of the AHRC funded Cities of Culture Research Network, as well as the monitoring and evaluation team‘s programme of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 related 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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