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Spectrum - LGBTQ+ Community Project

Project Overview

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming LGBTQ+ community project Spectrum.

The aim of the project is to co-create a Pride flag with local members of the LGBTQ+ community and our selected artist through a series of workshops over six months. The flag will then be displayed and flown at the Cathedral in 2023.

This project will seek to foster meaningful relationships with the local LGBTQ+ community and provide a space for constructive discussions and positive visibility.

More details to follow soon!

Call to LGBTQ+ artists for expressions of interest in a Pride flag community project at Coventry Cathedral.

Coventry Cathedral has been successful in receiving funding to run a LGBTQ+ Community project. Working with the Cathedral Arts and Events team, we are looking for an artist to run a series of workshops, resulting in the creation of a Pride flag to be flown at the Cathedral.

We are inviting LGBTQ+ artists to express an interest in running a series of six workshops with members of the local LGBTQ+ community from September 2022 to February 2023.

Proposals are welcomed from artists with emerging or established art practices. We would like the project to focus on the process of creating the flag as much as the final product. The artist should identify as LGBTQ+, have experience of working with textiles and be confident with community engagement.

This exciting and collaborative project will welcome the LGBTQ+ community into the Cathedral and give them a chance to create a positive legacy within the Cathedral. We want to provide an opportunity for self-expression and co-creation, with an artistic output that will become a part of the Cathedral's history and the collective memory of participants. The Cathedral is a powerful context, and the project is open and inclusive of artists of all faiths or none.

It is anticipated that the flag will be completed in February 2023 to be displayed for LGBTQ+ History Month and then flown for Pride month.

The commission includes a fee of £1,500 and separate budgets for materials, fabrication and engagement work.

Please submit expressions of interest to the Coventry Cathedral Arts and Events team -

Closing date: 04th July 2022

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