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Call for creative entries

Posted: 02 October 2017

This October, the Science Festival seeks creative artists, designers, technologists and anyone inspired by science in their art. From a fund of £10,000, we’re looking for work to feature in exhibitions centred around the theme of life as part of our 2018 Festival!


Fantastical Life, a family-friendly interactive exhibition, and Synthetica, a contemporary bioart (work with live tissues, bacteria, living organisms, and life processes) exhibition, are two special events taking place at the Science Festival 2018, which will explore the nature of living things.  


The piece(s) can be new or existing works, but should be suitable for family audiences, and will form part of the Festival’s free exhibition programme for family and adult audiences housed at Summerhall and the National Museum of Scotland.


Proposals will be reviewed and selected by a panel, facilitated by Edinburgh International Science Festival, using the following criteria:

  • The quality, creativity and originality of the proposed project
  • The clarity of interaction between the proposed project and the theme of life
  • The likelihood that your proposed idea can be delivered within your budget
  • Evidence of the ability and commitment of those involved to deliver the project on time


The application deadline is 5pm Friday 6 October and the successful projects will be announced in mid October. Got a creative vision already? Read full guidelines and find out how to apply here, or see our full press release.