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 4 Challenge Respondents will open in February 2021.
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.
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 third round of Challenge Projects.
Applications open for the fourth round of Challenge Projects.
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