Youthful Cities: Coventry arts organisations searched for Metropolis of Tradition alternate with Detroit, Beirut, Bogota and Nairobi

Youthful Cities: Coventry arts organisations sought for City of Culture exchange with Detroit, Beirut, Bogota and Nairobi

COVENTRY youth arts organisations with a specialism in road artwork, music or storytelling are invited to use for a Metropolis of Tradition worldwide cultural alternate with Detroit, Beirut, Bogota and Nairobi.

Coventry Metropolis of Tradition Belief is asking for native arts organisations to place themselves ahead for the Youthful Cities programme. It’s going to see Coventry join with every of those 4 worldwide cities to discover the theme of youthfulness.

As a part of the alternate, the chosen arts organisations will every work with 5 younger folks from Coventry and 5 younger folks in every of the worldwide accomplice cities to create a cultural alternate, enabling younger folks to become involved in civic change via creativity.

It’s going to culminate in a three-day Worldwide Summit led by the cohort of younger folks in Coventry throughout the UK Metropolis of Tradition yr from Might 2021 to Might 2022.

Titi Dawudu, the Younger Folks and Youthfulness Programme Supervisor at Coventry Metropolis of Tradition Belief, stated: “That is an unbelievable alternative for the inventive organisations of Coventry. Working with younger folks and with these from totally different components of the world can open doorways and create significant and long-lasting collaborations.

“That is the prospect to empower native and worldwide younger folks create artwork which implies one thing to them, and to actually mark Coventry as a metropolis which strikes ahead on a global stage.”

The Belief is working with Constructive Youth Basis, Coventry Metropolis Council and the British Council on delivering this programme, collectively with Canada-based organisation, Youthful Cities, to conduct analysis on the ‘Youthfulness’ of Coventry and the accomplice cities. A full report, which will probably be printed later this yr, will kind the idea of the alternate programme.

Chenine Bhathena, of Coventry Metropolis of Tradition Belief, stated: “Coventry is a youthful metropolis in each manner. It is likely one of the UK’s youngest cities with a median age of 32, in comparison with the present UK common of 41, we’re instructed that the UK hasn’t been 32 for the reason that 1970s.

“However our metropolis’s youthfulness is about extra than simply our age. Each motion in our metropolis all through historical past concerned younger folks. From the invention of digital music, to Two-tone to pioneering Theatre in Training. These inventive actions have been all spear headed by our younger inhabitants.

“This programme will promote the voices of our youthful inhabitants, forsaking a long-lasting legacy of change for Coventry and our accomplice cities.”

The alternate programme will discover main international themes of our day that younger folks face in fashionable cities all over the world together with the surroundings, homelessness and equality. Younger folks will probably be inspired to make use of music, arts, spoken phrase and digital creativity to discover these huge points.

Purposes at the moment are open and the Belief is on the lookout for organisations that may exhibit a monitor report in road artwork, music or storytelling, and are dedicated to giving a voice to younger folks

On-line workshops will probably be held on October 5 and 12 for individuals who need to discover out extra. The functions course of closes on October 23. Learn the way to use at


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