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Small grants for academics to hire a PhD Research Assistant in Data and the Creative Industries

We are offering small grants for research active staff across the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University that would like to hire PhD-level research assistants for a maximum of 56 hours of work. Creative Informatics is committed to funding at least 10 x 56-hour PhD roles within the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years, with […]


Una Europa: A European Renaissance in the Making

Una Europa

A competition open to early-stage researchers at the University of Edinburgh. Una Europa is calling for visionary contributions on the next European Renaissance. Participate in this competition and get featured in the Spring 2022 ICE publication on how culture and creative industries can fuel societal change. Join our vibrant research community in the field of culture, heritage and creative industries.


Learning from the 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Chris Elsden
Recommendations for Festivals and Performing Arts in Navigating Covid-19 and New Digital Contexts

We’re delighted to publish a long-awaited report from a research project studying and documenting experiences of the 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe which took place primarily online.


Two selected artists announced for Ocean ARTic residency

Inge Panneels
Innovative Art for Public Engagement on the Climate Crisis

MASTS, Blue Action and Creative Informatics are delighted to announce the two selected artists for the Ocean ARTic artist-in-residency exploring marine climate data. The 6-week Residency will be completed by July 2021 with the expectation for two new artworks to be Commissioned for launch ahead of the UN COP26 climate conference in November 2021.


Creative Informatics Small Research Grants 2021-22: open call for academic research staff at UoE and ENU

This call for small grants is open to academic staff at University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University

Is there a research project related to the creative sector you’d love to explore if you only had resources and support? Does it involve some kind of exploration or investigation into data or digital technologies? Creative Informatics is launching an open competition for small research grants of up to £5,000 aimed at academics and researchers at any stage of their career, including PhD students. Project Principal Investigators (who can be PhD students) must be based at either the University of Edinburgh or Edinburgh Napier University. Proposed projects or activities should explore innovative uses or applications of data or digital technologies in the creative and cultural sectors. We aim to fund at least 5 of these projects.


Paid Summer Internship – Developing A Visual Design Vocabulary for Describing Data and Technology

Susan Lechelt
We are looking for an undergraduate or post-graduate student with a background in visual design (e.g., graphic design, illustration, etc.) and an interest in emerging technologies to help us develop an openly-licensed visual vocabulary for these concepts.

An opportunity to work with Creative Informatics researchers over the summer.   Timescale and pay 20 hours/week for 5 weeks, between 21st June and the end of August 2021. The 5 specific weeks within this timescale will be chosen in line with the intern’s availability. £11.64/hour Description Visual metaphors for technologies are abundant in media […]