A conference exploring the impact of science and art on wellbeing comes to Manchester next week

Taking place on Tuesday 1st November, the SciArt conference covers a range of topics including; fake news, health & wellbeing and current art-science projects.

By Emma Davidson | 28 October 2022

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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