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Apply for CI funding and development opportunities now!

In case you’ve missed it, we have some excellent Creative Informatics funding and development opportunities open RIGHT NOW for individuals and organisations working in the creative industries in Edinburgh and South East Scotland.

If you’re looking to power new ideas in your organisation or undertake research and development to further your own creative career or business, one or more of the following funding opportunities could be of interest to you!

Connected Innovators

Round 1 Connected Innovators

Connected Innovators supports emerging leaders from within the creative industries who want to take time out to conduct research and development that will enable them to advance their own careers and/or business, and benefit the wider creative community.

If you’re looking to develop a specific area of your creative practice or business using data or data-driven technology, you can apply for funding of up to £10,000 to support your work. Need some inspiration? Find out more about our current Connected Innovators.

Connected Innovators is delivered by Creative Edinburgh, who will be on hand to help you find the support, skills, and expertise you need to take your work to the next level.

Applications are open now and close on Monday 7th of December.


Challenge Holder – National Theatre of Scotland

Challenge Holders

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.

Current Challenge Holders include National Theatre of ScotlandChildren’s Parliament, Edinburgh International Festival, Jupiter Artland, and Vintage Vibes.

Applications for Round 4 Challenge Holders are open now and close on Monday 14th of December.


Creative Bridge

Creative Bridge @ CodeBase

Creative Bridge is a free course for creatives in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas, run by CodeBase, which aims to demystify the tech world and its jargon, introducing participants to the building blocks of digital product development.

A pre-accelerator course, Creative Bridge is primarily designed for creatives with early stage business ideas, or no ideas, with core sessions on markets, understanding customers and pitching. Creative Bridge also hosts creative entrepreneurs from around the world, who share stories about how they made something amazing happen, and how they’ve failed.

The next cohort of Creative Bridge will run from 1pm to 4pm every week, from Wednesday 10 February to Wednesday 14 April 2021 on Zoom.

Applications are open now and close on Wednesday 6th of January at 5pm.

If you have questions about any of our current funding and development opportunities, please contact us at creativeinformatics@ed.ac.uk.



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