Festival UK* 2022 is calling for scientists, technologists, engineers, artists and mathematicians from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to come together and collaborate on creative ideas.
Festival UK* 2022 wants creative teams made up of organisations and individuals from across the STEAM sectors to apply to take part in a paid R&D project to create compelling, ambitious and jaw-dropping public engagement acts on a global-scale.
30 selected teams will each be awarded up to £100k to take part in the R&D project, at the end of which all ideas will be exhibited as a snapshot of the UK’s creativity and to inspire future generations.
Up to ten creative teams, selected from the 30 teams participating in the R&D project, will be shortlisted to have their idea taken into full commission and be part of the Festival UK* 2022 public project which will be launched in autumn 2021.
Creative advisors will be working alongside the Festival UK* 2022 team to support, inspire, provoke and challenge creative teams during the R&D project.
Creative teams should be made up of 3-8 individuals and organisations, from multiple sectors across STEAM, and include emerging talent and underrepresented voices. They should be led by an organisation with a proven track record of financial administration and the necessary experience and management skills required to deliver complex, large-scale projects.
The deadline for submission of applications for creative teams is 3pm BST on Friday 16 October. The R&D project will take place between November 2020 and January 2021. This application is for teams with creative potential and not for ideas at this stage.
Guidelines and criteria can be found here.
You can join live Q&A sessions with Chief Creative Officer Martin Green CBE on the dates below (click to attend):
Thursday 24 September - 16:30 - 17:30 BST - click here
Tuesday 29 September - 11:00 - 12:00 BST - click here