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13th Jun, 2021

Creatives and manufacturers invited to submit merchandise ideas for Coventry City of Culture

Andy Morris 16th Jun, 2020

ARTISTS, artisans, manufacturers, makers and suppliers across Coventry, Warwickshire and the wider West Midlands are being invited to propose ideas for merchandise that will embrace and celebrate Coventry’s UK City of Culture brand.

Coventry City of Culture Trust is preparing to sell a range of products which will carry its new brand and will be available to purchase from its online store.

The Trust is asking for expressions of interest from suppliers locally and regionally, to create a range that is creative, playful, sustainable, and affordable and which can be produced within socially distanced and fair pay conditions.

The Trust wants to hear from high volume manufacturers and smaller, independent makers and artists.

Martin Sutherland, of the Coventry City of Culture Trust, said: “We want the merchandise associated with Coventry 2021 to reflect our values and to be playful, fun and produced sustainably.

“It’s really important that we tap into the creativity of the city and region and, also, our manufacturing heritage to create a range of products through which residents and visitors will celebrate and remember our year as UK City of Culture.”

Visit www.coventry2021.co.uk/merchandise to submit an idea before the deadline of 5pm on Monday July 6.

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