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Culture Conversations: What's Art Got To Do With It?

The pandemic has brought inequality and the challenges faced by many in society into sharp focus. It has also shone a spotlight on the relationship between creativity and our wellbeing, igniting new hobbies and old passions for art of all kinds.

But what about the role of the Arts in social change? As we ‘build back better’, what’s art got to do with it?

This workshop will be a space to reconnect and consider how the arts might continue to challenge the status quo. It will be led by Coventry artist Edie Jo Murray alongside artists from the Reform the Norm Collective’s first cohort.

We will talk about why our City of Culture has a Caring City team and share some highlights of our Caring City manifesto.

Advance sign-up necessary

Spaces on this month’s edition of Culture Conversations are free and limited to ensure all participants can be involved in the workshop.

Once you have bought your ticket you will be emailed a link to join the Zoom call in advance of the event.


Live closed captioning will be provided.

About Edie Jo Murray

Edie Jo Murray is a Coventry-based artist who took part in the Reform the Norm Story of Us workshops in 2020. For Edie, art provides a space where the rules can be different to those of the everyday world we live in. Through her practice, she imagines alternate realities and explores escapism through storytelling and world building. As part of this event Edie will share some of her own journey to discovering the value of art in her life and explain why she’s passionate about art for all.