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Creative Industries Trafford and Waterside present the SciArt Conference 2022, developed by Cold Star Media.

This one-day event is for artists, scientists, educators, researchers and producers focusing on how art and science collaborations can spark inform, engage, educate and inspire through innovative partnerships and bold creative approaches.

The conference features a mix of roundtable discussions on funding, science communication and partnerships, along with project showcases from artists & scientists.

Our Ideas Exchange brings artists, scientists, organisations and participants together, providing funding advice and a networking space to develop new collaborations.

The SciArt Conference is developed by Cold Star Media in partnership with Creative Industries Trafford and Waterside and with support from Arts Council England.

Panel Talks

The panel sessions present a mix of practical advice and thought-provoking discussion

Sorting Fact from Fiction

In this era of fake news, anti-vaccination campaigns and climate change denial, the panel looks at how artists and scientists can work together to restore trust and faith in the science that affects our health and the state of our planet.

Developing SciArt Projects

A practical discussion looking at developing art-science projects - how artists and scientists can find each other and sources of funding. The panel will also offer advice on developing successful and long-lasting collaborations.

SciArt for Health & Wellbeing

Creativity is an important component of health & wellbeing projects, helping to explore medical issues that can be extremely sensitive for those involved. This discussion looks at best practice for such projects and how artists and scientists can work together to devise projects that support and enrich the lives of participants.

Brave New Worlds

Pioneering developments in fields including artificial intelligence and gene editing have long been a source of inspiration for artists and writers. What are the latest world-changing scientific discoveries that could make or break the future? The panel looks at the science that could inspire and transform us in the coming years.

Ideas Exchange

This is an informal networking space for artists, scientists and organisations with each other and share their reflections at the end of the day.

A full conference schedule will be announced shortly.

Call For Proposals

We are looking for proposals from scientists, artists and producers to profile their art-science work through a series of short-form presentations that will take place during the conference.

If you would like to submit a proposal for the event, please visit to complete the application form.

The deadline for submissions is 03 Oct 2022.


10:00 - 16:00 





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