from our friends and colleagues at Sustainable Earth Institute, University of Plymouth:

The Sustainable Earth Institute is pleased to launch its third year of Creative Associates

Creative Associates 2021 is an opportunity for Creatives to be funded to help promote the research that the university is carrying out to respond to the climate emergency.

  • Are you interested in collaborating with a researcher to communicate research about the climate emergency using your creative expertise?
  • Would you like funding to create novel and innovative ways of communicating research that creates impact and greater public engagement?


Creative Associates 2021


The Sustainable Earth Institute (SEI) Creative Associates brings researchers and creative industry organisations together to create engaging and innovative ways to share research to the wider world.

The project successfully ran in 2018 and 2019, supporting 17 researchers to promote a particular area of research using various creative approaches including, photography, art, animation, video, sound, data visualisation software, gaming, augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D modelling and poetry. The projects received wide-spread recognition, engaging audiences locally and globally, with exhibitions, public participation events, citizen science and social media.

In 2019, the University of Plymouth declared a climate emergency and is committed to taking action. It launched The Sustainability Hub: Low Carbon Devon project, a three year £2.6million programme supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), to help Devon enterprises engage with the university around the low-carbon agenda and respond to the climate emergency.

Creative Associates 2021 is an opportunity to promote the research that the university is carrying out to respond to the climate emergency. This research may be directly related to climate change impacts, adaptation or mitigation, or have a broader relationship to the climate emergency.

By facilitating connections between researchers and creatives, and awarding funding to successful applicants, Creative Associates 2021 aims to support collaborative projects that will communicate research in the most accessible and impactful medium.

The workshop will provide details on the process and application for funding, include case studies presented by previous Creative Associates, and provide the opportunity for researchers and creatives to network to discuss ideas and potentially initiate a collaboration.

The workshop will be held online on Monday, 30 November, 14:00 – 16:00. Please register your details and you will be contacted with the event link and log-in details prior to the workshop.