Hosted by Creative Industries Trafford and Sale Waterside Arts, the SciArt Conference Manchester 2022 is for artists, scientists, educators, researchers and producers.
Focusing on how art and science collaborations can inform, engage, educate and inspire through innovative partnerships and bold creative approaches, the conference features a mix of roundtable discussions.
Some of the topics include; funding, science communication and partnerships, along with project showcases from artists and scientists and an Ideas Exchange.
Panel talks will present a mix of practical advice and thought-provoking discussion and will include:
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.
The Ideas Exchange is an informal networking space for artists, scientists and organisations with each other and share their reflections at the end of the day.
CIT coordinator Richard Evans commented: ‘We’re thrilled to bring the conference back to Waterside for the second time to support artists and scientists working together. As we deal with the challenges of the pandemic and climate change, innovative approaches to good science communication are more important than ever. We’re looking forward to a fascinating and inspiring event”
The SciArt Conference is developed by Cold Star Media for Creative Industries Trafford and Waterside with support from Arts Council England.
SciArt Conference Manchester
Date: Tuesday 1st November
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Waterside Arts Sale
Price: £15 / £5 concession