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Challenge Projects Round 3

Challenge Projects offer an opportunity for creative and cultural organisations to bring forward challenges relating to their work that require innovative, data-driven solutions.

Closing date: 6 Jul 2020

Applications for Round 3 Challenge Holders are now open.

Please note this is a rolling call for which you can apply at anytime until the final closing date of Monday 6 July, 2020. Interim cut off dates have been set for Monday 18 May, 2020 and Monday 15 June, 2020. The selection panel will meet following these dates, to review submitted applications.

Potential applicants can come with unformed or semi-formed challenges that can be co-designed with the Creative Informatics team. Applications should respond to one of the following R&D priorities:

  • Developing access to and engagement with new audiences and markets
  • Developing new modalities of experience
  • Unlocking the value of archives and data sets
  • Exploring new business models for the creative industries

Previous Challenge projects have included:

Round 1: Edinburgh Festival Fringe SocietyEdinburgh UNESCO City of LiteratureThe ListNew Media Scotland.

Round 2: Edinburgh International FestivalEdinburgh Science (opens to Responses with Round #3 Challenges); Historic Environment ScotlandJohn Byrne AwardJupiter Artland.



Once challenges have been set, applications will open for Challenge Respondents. Up to £20,000 is available to support successful research and development proposals that answer the Challenge. Respondents can be SME’s, teams or individuals that have the skills to answer one of the selected challenges, using data (from the Challenge Holder and/or from other sources) and data driven approaches and technologies.

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Opportunity provided by:
Creative Informatics
Venue Location:
Online only

Main Contact:
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