Call out to join Coventry's first ever Music Board - The Coventry Observer

18th Aug, 2022

Call out to join Coventry's first ever Music Board

REPRESENTATIVES from Coventry’s music sector are being invited to apply to form the city’s first ever Music Board to help demonstrate the value of the music industry to the city and to ensure that the industry can rebuild after Covid and flourish beyond Coventry 2021.

The board will be made up of individuals with a track record of leadership and those dedicated to using their knowledge and experience to support Coventry’s eclectic music sector.

Jon Davis, senior producer at Coventry City of Culture Trust, said: “Coventry is a music city, a city which prides itself on its music heritage, musical movements, artists and a thriving music education service.

“Plus, two new music venues opening in the city this year HMV Empire and Drapers’ Hall.

“But despite boasting an array of talent, a supply chain and some infrastructure, the music sector in Coventry faces many similar challenges to cities across the UK, particularly given the impact of the pandemic.

“Coventry Music Board aims to support the music sector in Coventry by connecting industry professionals, music education and statutory organisations to work together to represent the music sector in Coventry and connect with other cities and regions to share best practise, information and talent exchange.

“It is also hoped to establish, promote and maintain a music-friendly city and maximise the opportunity and legacy of Coventry City of Culture 2021.”

It will represent the breadth of the industry, its musical genres, and the diverse demographic of the city.

It will seek to promote equity across gender, age, disability, LGBTQI+ and cultural heritage.

Members can include musicians, music venue managers, community centres, promoters, music educators, labels, studios, technicians and publicists who live or work within a CV postcode.

Each member will be elected for a one-year term on a voluntary basis.

Interested applicants should fill in the online application form or alternatively, submit a video application responding to each of the questions by 6 September.

Coventry City of Culture Trust is supporting the creation of a Coventry Music Board, to build and utilise the strength of local networks.

Visit https://coventry2021.co.uk/call-outs to apply.

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