Challenge Projects offer an opportunity for creative and cultural organisations to bring forward challenges relating to their work that require innovative, data-driven solutions.


Applications for Round 4 Challenge Respondents are open now and close at 5pm on Friday 16th April 2021. You can view briefs for all our Round 4 Challenge Projects below.

Up to £20,000 is available to support successful research and development proposals that answer a Challenge Project. Respondents can be SME’s, teams or individuals that have the skills to answer one of the selected challenges, using data (from the Challenge Holder and/or from other sources) and data driven approaches and technologies.

Applications for Round 5 Challenge Holders are open now and close at 5pm on Friday 16th April 2021.

Potential applicants can come with unformed or semi-formed challenges that can be co-designed with the Creative Informatics team. Applications should respond to one of the following R&D priorities:

  • Developing access to and engagement with new audiences and markets
  • Developing new modalities of experience
  • Unlocking the value of archives and data sets
  • Exploring new business models for the creative industries

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