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CI Funding Opportunities Open Now!

The Creative Informatics team are working from home at the moment and exploring how we can support and continue to engage with the creative community at this time, more info on that coming soon! In the meantime, here’s a reminder of the Creative Informatics funding opportunities that are open for applications RIGHT NOW!

Resident Entrepreneur Martin Disley @ CI Labs 3 credit StudioRoRo

Resident Entrepreneurs

If you are an individual or a small team in Edinburgh or South East Scotland that would like to develop a new product or service using data or data-driven technology, you can apply for funding of up to £12,000 to support your work.

Applications close on Monday the 27th of April, find out more and apply now!


Challenge Holders

Do you work for a creative or cultural organisation looking to power new ideas in your work, but don’t know where to start? Have you identified challenges or hurdles that require a data-driven solution? Applications are now open for Round 3 Challenge Holders. Potential applicants can come with unformed or semi-formed challenges that can be co-designed with the Creative Informatics team.

Round 2 Challenge Holders Jupiter Artland, Phyllida Barlow: Quarry, credit Anna Kunst

We have switched to a rolling call for Round 3 with a final closing date of Monday the 6th of July. Interim submission dates have been set for Monday the 18th of May and Monday the 15th of June. Selection panels will meet following these dates, to review any submitted applications.

We know that many creative and cultural organisations are facing extremely difficult circumstances at the moment, and for some, it will be difficult to start planning new projects, or think about research and development when the future is so uncertain.

However, if you are interested in applying as a Creative Informatics Challenge Holder now, or in the future, we would encourage you to join us for our first online Challenge Discovery Workshop on Thursday the 23rd of April, to find out more about the Challenge Project process and discuss your ideas with the Creative Informatics team. 

Register for our Challenge Discovery Workshop or find out more and apply now!


Image Credit: Maxime Ragni – KISS Photography & Design

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.

If you are 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.

Connected Innovators is delivered by Creative Edinburgh who will be running online workshops or individuals interested in applying. If you’d like some advice on completing your application, join Creative Edinburgh for an online Connected Innovators Workshop on Friday the 8th of May.

Applications close on Monday the 25th of May, find out more and apply now!

If you would like further information about any of these opportunities, contact the Creative Informatics team who will be happy to help, email creativeinformatics@ed.ac.uk.


If you have any questions about Creative Informatics, please contact us.

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