Festival UK* 2022

10 September 2020 by Ed

Festival UK* 2022 is a major nationwide festival showcasing the UK’s creativity and innovation to the world. Festival UK* 2022 is inviting expressions of interest from Creative Teams for a funded R&D project to create compelling, ambitious and jaw-dropping public engagement acts on a global scale.

Festival UK* 2022

The opportunity

Festival UK* 2022 has a bold vision to bring people together to celebrate the power of creativity, calling for collaboration from teams across five sectors: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

Festival UK* 2022 is inviting Creative Teams (made up of organisations and individuals from across the STEAM sectors) to apply to take part in a paid R&D project. This is a £3m funded R&D project (with 30 selected teams each being awarded up to £100k), at the end of which all ideas will be exhibited as a snapshot of the UK’s creativity, to inspire future generations.

Four commissions will be led by Creative Teams from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and six will be driven by Creative Teams from across the UK.  Up to 10 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.

Our Creative Advisors will be working alongside the Festival UK* 2022 team to support, inspire, provoke and challenge Creative Teams during the R&D project.

How to apply and register your interest

Visit the Festival* UK 2022 website to find out more about the festival, the opportunity and the application process and criteria.

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Key Dates:

Applications opened on Wednesday 9 September, and the deadline for submission of applications is 15.00 BST on Friday 16 October. The R&D programme will take place between November 2020 and January 2021.

Click the links below to join the live Q&A sessions with Chief Creative Officer Martin Green CBE to find out more about the opportunity:

Festival UK* 2022 represents real investment in the UK’s creativity and innovation at a time when we need it most, and seeks to create an aspirational vision of hope for the future of creativity in the UK.

Look out for more about Festival UK* 2022 as the project unfolds.


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