Science and Arts Festival

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Description

Science in the City Festival: a festival running in the capital city that uses the arts to engage visitors and make science interesting, fun and easily comprehensible (for particular theories, experiments and/or concepts). Various academics, institutions and NGOs are given the opportunity to communicate their work in a creative way whilst working alongside artists.

Benefits

A festival can easily attract large audiences that would normally not engage with science events. The activities are so varied and numerous that different publics are engaged, in particular local families with children.

Target groups

  • Children, Teenagers, Adults.

Researchers and scientists who are eager to communicate their work.

Preparations

  • Identify stakeholders and partners
  • Think about a venue and date (how many days, or one evening?)
  • Create application for interested academics and researchers to apply with their exhibition/performance/stand/show idea
  • Identify appropriate funds to apply for
  • Decide on a theme
  • Consider logistics, materials, etc.
  • Create a marketing/promotional plan

Notes

Think about how people will move around the space, where the bathrooms are going to be located and signs that help people navigate around the festival.

Inspiration

Science in the city/