The Wellcome Trust - Arts Awards

Posted on 8 March 2011

The Arts Awards support projects that engage the public with biomedical science through the arts including dance, drama, performance arts, visual arts, music, film, craft, photography, creative writing or digital media. Applications are invited for projects of up to £30,000 through their small & medium-sized grant programme, and for projects above £30,000 through their large grant programme.

The aim of the awards is to support arts projects that reach new audiences which may not traditionally be interested in science and provide new ways of thinking about the social, cultural and ethical issues around contemporary science.

Projects should involve the creation of new artistic work and must have some biomedical scientific input either through an expert taking on an advisory role or through direct collaboration. This adviser may be from a scientific or medical humanities background and must be named on your application.

Applicants are encouraged to investigate new methods of interdisciplinary working as well as new models of engagement in biomedical science.

The scheme is open to a wide range of people including, among others, artists, scientists, curators, filmmakers, writers, producers, directors, academics, science communicators, teachers, arts workers and education officers.

The next application deadline for small & medium sized projects is the 28th April 2011, and for large projects is the 25th March 2011.

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