Grounding Technologies, a six month pilot project from Bristol+Bath Creative R+D, will support those engaged with climate action in the region to explore this question with us. We want to nourish new regional collaborations, unlocking imagination and sparking conversation.

This summer, we are inviting those involved in climate action, together with creative technologists, artists, designers and creative practitioners to propose new and distinctive ideas that will bolster climate action in our region.

On 6th and 14th June, we are inviting you to join us in Bath, Bristol and online to meet, share ideas and connect in our Ideas Labs. If needed we can offer freelancers, sole traders and representatives £100 to cover their attendance of the three-hour Ideas Labs. Deadline for expression of interests is 19th May - apply hereYou only need to attend one lab. 

Participants will then be invited to apply for six available pots of £15,000 to fund the development of ideas that explore the connection between climate action and creative technology.

We’re interested in making new things and exploring new ideas, but also new processesnew ways of making or new organisational models. We’re not expecting big shiny technology products, but rather ideas that tackle a problem in climate action with creative tech, or use technology in a new and creative way.  We love the idea of ‘mundane tech’ - thinking about the processes or hidden wiring that improves projects. We want to connect and resource groups who are doing the work on the ground. Whether you are engaged in direct action, community gardening, citizen science or retrofitting, or interested in how creative technology can support this work, we invite you to explore these questions with us. 

Read the call here. This document outlines information about the theme, the opportunity and the application process.

Register an expression of interest in attending the labs here. Closes 19th May.

Read our FAQs here.

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Zoe Rasbash

Zoe is the Environmental Emergencies Action Researcher, co-producing an inclusive framework of climate action for the creative sector in the South West.