This is an open call offering you the chance to be part of the 2020 Edinburgh Science Festival, which will run over two weeks from 4–19 April.
Our call is open to anyone – individuals, groups or organisations – with bright ideas and a passion for communicating them.
In addition to our Call for Ideas, we also have several exciting special projects planned for 2020 which we are seeking expressions of interest for:
Find out more about each call and how to apply below.
For 2020, in a year that sees the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, our Festival theme will be Elementary, using the ancient classifications of Earth, Air, Fire and Water as a way to explore the roles that creative thinking, science, technology, engineering and related disciplines have to play in addressing some of the biggest global challenges facing our environment. As some of the ancients did, we add a fifth element, with a special focus on the digital world (our ‘Aether’). For more information, read our Vision Document.
We are looking for participants working in diverse fields from across the sciences, arts and cultural sectors. From fabulous shows for all ages, to thought-provoking discussions, interactive events, exhibitions and workshops that bring science to life, we are open to all suggestions.
First, read our Call for Ideas Guide to find out more about the process, including benefits and costs, and a timeline of what to expect if your proposal is accepted.
Once you’ve read the guide, click here to submit the online proposal form by 5pm on Friday 13 September for your chance to be part of one of the world’s best science festivals.