Challenge Projects offer an opportunity for creative and cultural organisations to bring forward challenges relating to their work that require innovative, data-driven solutions.
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
Open calls for challenge project applications will happen twice a year in April and October. Once submitted, applications will be reviewed by a panel, who will select up to five challenges to take forward.
Applications for Round 2 Challenge Holders open on the 9th of October.
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.