Challenge Projects offer an opportunity for creative and cultural organisations to bring forward challenges relating to their work that require innovative, data-driven solutions.
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 6th July, 2020. Interim cut off dates have been set for Monday 18th May, 2020 and Monday 15th June, 2020. The selection panel will meet following these dates, to review submitted applications. Apply Now
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
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.
Round 3 applications for 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 6th July, 2020. Interim cut off dates have been set for Monday 18th May, 2020 and Monday 15th June, 2020. The selection panel will meet following these dates, to review submitted applications.
Please refer to the Challenge Project Guidance before submitting your application which contains information on eligibility criteria and selection process.
Open calls for Challenge Project applications will happen twice a year in April and October. The application and awarding process for Challenge Projects involves two separate selection processes:
Selection of up to 5 appropriate challenges to take forward.
Selection of an appropriate response to each selected challenge to take forward and fund.
A selection panel will be put in place for both selection processes, with Challenge Holders forming part of the panel for the second phase of selection, where responses to their challenges are reviewed.
Applications open for the first round of Challenge Projects.
Applications open for the second round of Challenge Projects.
Applications open for the third round of Challenge Projects.
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If you require any further information on the application process for Challenge Projects, or have any questions about your application, please contact the Creative Informatics team.
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