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Ideas Bazaar: Call out for artists & creatives

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In the run up to Festival of the Mind 2020, the University of Sheffield are looking to bring together people from the city's creative community with their academics and researchers. Together, they want them to come up with new and exciting ways to highlight research at the University.

Festival of the Mind was the UK's first academic-artist collaboration when it launched seven years ago and the next edition will take place in Sheffield from 17-27 September 2020.

The Ideas Bazaar is an opportunity for artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and designers to meet academics and find out about their research to see if there are creative ways to work together to produce projects. There could be ways to help translate research ideas that we have never thought of and this is a great opportunity to meet an academic partner and bring research ideas to life. Up to £5,000 funding is available for the best ideas to feature in Festival of the Mind 2020.

Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Director of City and Cultural Engagement will open the Ideas Bazaar and explain how funding will help to make the best creations happen. The host for the day will be Iestyn Edwards, an award-winning one-man variety band. Iestyn will act as the cultural/research matchmaker, ensuring you get to talk to potential partners looking to collaborate.

Make your ideas happen, register NOW for this free event at:

The Ideas Bazaar will take place on Wednesday 11 September 2019 from 11am - 4pm at Firth Hall, Firth Court, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN.

Got a question? Contact Polly Wilson at: or call 0114 222 5322.

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