Creative Industries Trafford present

SciArt Conference 2020: Where Science & Art Meet



This inaugural one-day event for artists, scientists, educators and producers focuses on how art and science can spark new collaborations to inform, engage and inspire through innovative partnerships and bold creative approaches.

The SciArt Conference features a mix of roundtable discussions on funding and partnerships, as well as creative showcases from artists & scientists and an Ideas Exchange to bring artists, scientists, participants and audiences together through science-inspired art, storytelling, performance and video.

We are inviting artists, scientists and science communicators to be part of SciArt 2020. Full details on our CallOuts

Confirmed Panel Sessions:

Fundraising for Arts & Science Collaborations - featuring guests including Sue Cook, Relationship Manager (Digital Arts), Arts Council England. What kinds of projects do funders seek in the field of arts & science collaborations?

Communicating Art & Science - how do curators, scientists and producers ensure that projects communicate the right blend of arts and science messages in creative and engaging ways?

Arts & Science Partnerships - the team behind the forthcoming Aeon series (coming to Amazon Prime, Autumn 2020) explain how creative and scientific elements combine to create a TV show and live production and reveal key advice for other arts and science collaborations. For more see Aeon


9:30 - 10am: Registration

10:00 - 10:15 - introduction

10:15 - 11:15 - Panel Talk: Fundraising for arts & science collaborations

11:15 - 11:30 - Project showcase

11:30 - 12:30 - Panel talk: Communicating Art & Science

12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch & Creative Showcases

1:30 - 2:30 - Panel Talk: Art & Science Partnerships

2:30 - 2:45 - Project showcase

2:45 - 4:15 - Ideas Exchange

4:15 - 5:00 - Networking

To apply for a Project Showcase, Creative Performance, Ideas Exchange or Funding Advice Session, then please complete our Call for Proposals form.

SciArt 2020 is supported by Arts Council England, the University of Manchester, Waterside Arts and Cold Star Media. Part of British Science Week.


The following ticket types are available for delegates:

Organisation tickets:
These are available for delegates attending on behalf of a venue, organisation or institution and will be paid by their workplace to attend.

Individual tickets:
These are available for delegates not attending on behalf of a venue, organisation or institution.


10:00 - 17:00







  1. March 6, 2020, 10 a.m. → Book Now