The streets of Coventry will be given the chance to shape and showcase City of Culture should it win the bid for 2021.
The city's initial bid document for the prize is now being judged and, while the programme remains largely under wraps, the team has revealed some of the ideas it hopes will help to clinch the title.
More than 200 projects have been submitted so far alongside workshops with people from all over the city.
One element of the programme, should the bid be successful, would see the celebrations take to the streets as part of Coventry's first ever Streets of Cultures celebration - an opportunity for communities to take the spotlight and take part in City of Culture outside their own doors.
A city-wide celebration would see 21 streets given the means to explore what City of Culture could look like to them which could be anything from front garden landscaping by an artist to a documentary film about their road.
The project has been devised to create lasting relationships between neighbours and communities, decreasing isolation and increasing pride.
Another programme idea submitted as part of the bid is a week-long Shop Front Festival which would take over shops in the city centre with dance, lighting, music, visual art and performance from Coventry, the UK, Europe and the US.
Artists Julia Negus, Chris O'Connell and others are now working with the business improvement district to look at how they could make the festival in 2021.
The team behind the bid has also revealed its idea to create the Coventry Ring Road poem - the first 2.2 mile poem that can only be experienced in full by travelling around the ring road.
Programme co-ordinator Emma Harrabin said: "Although we are able to release some of the exciting ideas that are coming out of the city, we are in a competition so must keep most of our cards close to our chest.
"We are still open to new ideas and our work in the community will continue right up to the submission of a final bid document in the hope we are shortlisted in June.
"Although we will only be able to include 30 to 40 ideas in the document itself, we expect the year itself to consist of over 1,000 events so this is just the beginning.
"We have been blown away by the ambition and creativity that has come out of the city already and are excited to see how the programme continues to progress."