( OS prefers reducing animation! )

Creative Horizon Projects

Creative Horizon Projects are aimed at interdisciplinary teams of academic and industry partners. Up to £25,000 of funding is available for projects that explore the potential of emerging technologies to create new technical and business opportunities for the creative industries in Edinburgh and South East Scotland.

These projects should be high risk/high gain in nature, bringing academics and industry together with the aim of breaking new ground and establishing how technology could benefit the creative industries in the future. The findings of Creative Horizon Projects will be shared with Edinburgh’s wider creative community.

Creative Horizon 5: Data, Data Everywhere

The creative industries need new, ethical economic analysis frameworks to support R&D. In partnership with the Creative Research and Innovation Centre at Loughborough London and The Data City, Creative Horizon 5 will research important questions about economic data collected, stored, processed and analysed on the creative industries. Our core questions are: who does this data belong to? And how can that data be collected, utilised and presented in ways which assist both data producers like businesses, and data consumers like funders and policymakers?

We are currently recruiting participants for research interviews and workshops through July, August and September. We want to talk to creative practitioners and organizations, trade bodies, NGOs, government departments, policymakers, and market and academic researchers: in short, anyone who provides or collects data on the creative industries!

Find Out More

Creative Informatics CreativeHorizonProjects

Image credit: Bright Side Studios


Creative Horizon 3 will run in five phases from November 2021 to August 2022.

Potential participants are welcome to contact us at any stage of the project. If you would like to get involved, get in touch at creativeinformatics@ed.ac.uk.

Find Out More


  • 19.11.2021
    Potential participants to register interest
  • 05.01.2022
    Work with design agency begins
  • 01.03.2022
    Workshops with participants
  • 02.05.2022
    Project outputs finalised
  • 04.07.2022
    Presentation of project outputs


If you have any questions about Creative Horizon Projects, please get in touch with the Creative Informatics team.