Coventry has been named as the UK City of Culture 2021. The city beat four other shortlisted cities to the prestigious title (Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea), and will receive a £3m Heritage Lottery Fund grant. The ERC would like to congratulate the team involved in the Coventry bid. Researchers at the Centre recently completed a research report providing evidence on growth trends in the digital creative sectors in Coventry, which provided vital background information for the bid.

You can read the report here.