SCIART FUNDING AVAILABLE IN 2005
SCIART offers 500 000 per year to further
support and encourage innovative arts projects
investigating biomedical science and its social
Who can apply
The nominated project coordinator or organisation
should be based in the UK and the eventual
outcome should be first disseminated in the UK.
The Media Centre seeks outline proposals from
creative practitioners working with digital,
interactive, or network media [software art,
mobile technologies, pervasive media and physical
If you would like to discuss this further please
contact us at:
Collaboration between art and science is a
buoyant field of activity. Visual art, music,
digital media, film, creative writing and the
performing arts provide fresh and exciting ways
of interacting with scientific research,
intriguing and captivating spectators and engaging
a wide range of audiences in scientific issues.
In turn, science - with its vivid history, complex
contemporary advances and the social, ethical and
emotional implications offers an inexhaustible
supply of inspiration for the arts.
Projects should aim to explore new modes of
enquiry and stimulate fresh thinking and debate
in both disciplines. Innovation and experimentation
are crucial. At the same time projects should be
accessible to diverse audiences and should attempt
to engage the public in the philosophical and
ethical issues that surround contemporary
There are two SCIART awards available:
1. Research and Development Awards [to 15,000]
Research and Development awards aim to support
the development of ideas in their formative stages.
Artists and scientists can either work in a
collaborative partnership or residency, or named
scientists can take an advisory role in an arts
project. The Research award could have two
possible outcomes: either open-ended research,
or small-scale productions which could include
prototypes, artworks, performances, broadcast
proposals or digital media.
The awards are aimed at arts and science
practitioners, as well as mediators, academics
and health professionals.
2. Production Awards [from 50,000]*
Production awards will be awarded to substantial
projects likely to make a significant impact on
the public's engagement with science.
They are aimed at arts, science and broadcast
organisations and can be used to fund major
activities such as exhibitions, art projects,
programmes for TV and radio, theatre, film,
public performance or events programmes.
Individuals will also be eligible to apply
provided they are attached to, or associated with
a recognized organization and can demonstrate a
clear strategy for public presentation and
Deadline: 22 April 2005
* There is no fixed upper limit to the amount of
Production funds that can be applied for,
however, applicants are advised to contact the
SCIART office prior to submission if the proposed
budget exceeds 100,000.
For further information please visit:
The Media Centre
7 Northumberland Street
Follow the 'MAILING LIST' link
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Tom Holley | Creative Director | Media Centre Network |