Artist call out – Art-Science project

The University of Leicester is inviting artists, through an open call, to send in expressions of interest for an Art-Science project. The project is funded by a University grant and is supported by the Wellcome Trust through the Public Engagement Scheme of the Institutional Strategic Support Fund. An artist project fee of £1000 is available to the successful artist.

Following a pilot project last year, Dr Leschke, from the School of Mathematics, now leads an interdisciplinary “Maths meets Arts Tiger Team” of artists and researchers from the University of Leicester to investigate how the collaboration of artists and scientists can impact teaching, research and public engagement in science, and in particular, in mathematics. As part of these activities, there will be a facilitated networking “sandpit” event for artists and scientists to explore routes for collaborations.  Through this process we hope to identify which project to support with the offer of the £1000 project fee.

The University of Leicester and the Wellcome Trust support this opportunity for artists to spend time exploring creative and collaborative practice within the context of current mathematical and related research. In particular, MmATT will support one art-science residency and commission between April and July 2020. Additionally, MmATT will support up to two joint projects by providing match funding for Arts Council applications.

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Contact Name

Katrin Leschke

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Start Date

16th February 2020

Closing Date

23rd February 2020