Coventry Artspace Partnerships

Coventry Artspace Partnerships

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  • Arts

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Geographical remit: 


Artspace is a visual arts organisation based in Coventry.  We work with artists and communities to explore and respond to our city’s most unique environments and characteristics and to think about its future as a centre for inspirational artistic engagement.

Specifically the company objectives are to:

(a) provide for the public in Coventry, in particular but not exclusively those in need due to youth, age, social or economic disadvantage, the provision of facilities, items and services to enable the said residents to engage in the arts and education in the arts and to do so in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving their condition of life.

(b) encourage and advance the education of the public in the appreciation and practice of the arts, by increasing access to the arts through the provision of participatory arts outreach projects, special exhibitions and other community-based activities.


The activities undertaken to achieve these objectives fall into four categories, which often overlap:

Artistic Programme

Our artistic programme exists to create a catalyst for exchange between experienced artists and local audiences and to jointly explore themes relevant to Coventry; creating new visual art work for the city and the visual arts movement in the process.  We aim to:

  • Provide high quality and low-cost exhibitions, events and projects that engage the public with contemporary visual art practice.
  • Develop collaborations and partnership projects with other cultural providers, innovating in use of space and resources and expanding Artspace’s regional and national reputation.
  • Contribute to networks, partnerships and the promotion of Coventry’s developing cultural offer.

Building Management

            Through the management of buildings we aim to:

  • Promote our services and charitable aims by hosting events and activities in Artspace buildings and across the city, thus providing a platform for visual arts events and supporting the professional development of artists in the city.
  • Promote, strengthen and support visual arts practice in the city by acting as a catalyst for exchange between artists, community groups and cultural partners.

Community Focused Projects

Our community focused projects aim to:

  • Actively increase opportunities for participation in the arts in Coventry and the region
  • Raise awareness of traditional and contemporary arts practice
  • Use the arts as a means of exploring other subjects, e.g. environmental issues and healthier lifestyles
  • Engage audiences in exploring the historical and cultural heritage of Coventry
  • Celebrate the cultural diversity of Coventry
  • Promote community cohesion and social inclusion

Artist Professional Development Activities

Through our professional development activities we aim to:

  • Create unique professional development opportunities for artists living and working in Coventry, those visiting us and those that we want to retain in the city such as recent graduates.

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