The Creative Informatics programme comes to an end…

A landscape image of the Creative Informatics final report. The cover says: Creative Informatics 2018-2024 Final Report.

It’s time to say goodbye!

“There’s no doubt that the Edinburgh creative tech community is special, given that it sits at the juncture of a world-leading cultural city, and one with an immensely successful start-up ecosystem, and we hope that the bridges we’ve built here show others how best to encourage creatives to make new digital and data driven products and services, keeping them ahead of the international game.”
Professor Melissa Terras, Director, Creative Informatics

After an incredible five years, the Creative Informatics programme closes on Friday 28 June 2024. Since 2018, we’ve been proud to support the creative industries in Edinburgh and Southeast Scotland to do new, ground-breaking work with data.

Funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, Scottish Funding Council, the Data Driven Innovation Programme of the Edinburgh City Region Deal, and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, recent economic analysis has estimated a Gross Value Added (GVA) to the region of £78.5m associated with the Creative Informatics programme.

We would like to extend a huge thanks to the creative and cultural community in Edinburgh and South East Scotland and everyone who has engaged with our programme over the past five years. We simply could not have delivered such ground-breaking and impactful work without your support and creativity.

Join us and some of our programme participants as we reflect on the impact of the programme in this short film.

And you can download and view our final report here. 

Learnings from the programme have also recently been shared in a fully open access book:Terras, M., Jones, V., Osborne, N., & Speed, C. (Eds.) (2024). Data-Driven Innovation in the Creative Industries. (1st ed.) (Routledge Research in the Creative and Cultural Industries). Routledge.



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