What happened after Ideas Bazaar..

Festival of the Mind 2018

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Thank you so much to everyone who attended and helped to make our fourth Ideas Bazaar event such an amazing success and for all your brilliantly creative ideas so far!

Since Ideas Bazaar, attendees and exhibitors have been applying for funding to showcase their projects at Festival of the Mind 2018.

Festival of the Mind 2018 themes

Six themes have been identified for Festival of the Mind 2018 and we were looking for projects to fit these themes, which are:

Culture
• Dystopia/Sanctuary
• Creative
• Digital
• Community
• International

These themes will enable us to collaborate and bring the University’s amazing research to everyone in our city.

Funding for projects and ideas

The Deadline for applications for funding was 31 January 2018.

Applicants were invited to apply for funding for anything between £500 and £5,000.

  • Projects must be about University of Sheffield research.
  • Practitioners must be located within the Sheffield city region.
  • Only one applicant can lead on one project but can act as a collaborator on others.
  • Notification of successful applications was made in February 2018

The projects/ideas must take place during the festival dates (20-30 September 2018) and must be a joint collaboration between the University and an external partner in the city. In January 2018 the University’s Cultural Engagement Committee met to consider all applications and notified applicants at the end of February as to whether or not they had been successful.

We will also continue to provide further information about the Festival of the Mind 2018 via this website, as well as from the University's Twitter feeds, using the hashtag #FestivalMind - so please be sure to follow @UniShefEngage @sheffielduni @sheffuniwhatson and @FestivalMindfor updates.

For further information and queries please contact Polly Wilson: E: ideasbazaar@sheffield.ac.uk, T: 0114 222 5322

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Further information about previous Festival of the Mind projects can be found here.

Highlights from the Festival of the Mind 2016 included:


  • 50,000 visitors
  • 75+ events and exhibitions
  • 16 venues throughout the city