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Light Bytes Curiosity Awards

Light Bytes Curiosity Awards

Following the Light Bytes event series, there is an open call for Curiosity Awards proposals of £1,000. We are looking to support six collaborative prototype projects which explore creative technologies by cultural organisations and technologists.

1. Eligibility Criteria

To apply to for a Curiosity Award you must be:

An arts/cultural organisation, or creative practitioner collaborating with a creative technologist/s - all collaborators must be based in Scotland.

This award is about creating innovative new collaborations and prototypes and applications must involve a collaborative partnership between an arts/cultural organisation/individual and a technologist/s.

Collaborators should be not be from the same organisation.

Your application should seek to address one or more of the following themes:

  • Demonstrate creative thinking about technology, exploring its use beyond a marketing tool and/or back office systems.
  • Advance agile and experimental ways of working within your organisation/s.
  • Foster debate through culture as to the impact of technology on our lives.

2. Selection Criteria

Applications will be assessed on the following:

  • How innovative is the proposal, is it experimental within the context of the wider arts and cultural sector?
  • Do the collaborators have the right mix of skills to deliver the proposed project?
  • Is the proposed timeframe viable?
  • Can the project be achieved within the proposed budget?

3. Curiosity Awards Questions

The deadline for completing the Curiosity Award Application is Thursday 30 June 2016, midnight.

Please make sure you have read the information including the eligibility criteria and viewed all content from the Light Byte events.

Please note that the Curiosity Award is open to arts/cultural organisations, or creative practitioners based in Scotland.

The Curiosity Awards will be released to successful applicants, early July 2016 and should be used prior to showcasing the ideas at the brown bag lunches in September 2016.

4. Curiosity Award Application

Apply here,


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