Sharing Our New Date!
CHANGE Festival now has a new date and will take place 18-20 October 2019. We were super excited about holding the festival in November 2018, but a few things have helped us decide to hold off until next year.
First up - and most importantly - we have been blown away by people’s enthusiasm for CHANGE Festival and now have a growing gang of supporters and helpers. All of these chats and connections have given us hundreds of bright ideas for the festival and so our new 2019 date gives us more time to bring these ideas to life!
Secondly - the boring bit - we spent weeks and weeks applying for funding from Arts Council England and were turned down...twice. Competition is very stiff for Arts Council grants, but we were of course disappointed that we missed out this year. We will be applying again, as well as hatching a plan for other types of funding.
Thirdly - and much more excitingly - Coventry won the prestigious City of Culture bid for 2021. This means that there will be a bunch of local cultural events and celebrations between now and the end of 2021. We would love CHANGE Festival to become a part of this amazing journey and so our new 2019 dates gives us a bit more time to hook up with other Coventry culture champions.
So put 18-20 October 2019 in your diaries and keep following us on social media for updates and inspiration.
And if you would like to join CHANGE Festival, as a supporter, a helper, an advisor, a funder, a champion, an artist or a speaker, please visit our ‘Get Involved’ page, we would be over the moon to hear from you!