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Call for Applications: UnBox LABS 2014

AHRC/British Council/UnBox/SIN

UK-India Joint Funding Initiative

The UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council is delighted to announce a call for applications to attend the UnBox LABS in India in February 2014.

The UnBox LABS 2014 is an exciting project that brings together creative practitioners, artists and researchers from the UK & India for a 10-day lab experience that explores the theme of 'FUTURE CITIES'. The project is a collaboration between UnBox, British Council, the AHRC, Science & Innovation Network, supported by the REACT Creative Economy Hub and the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India.

8 successful AHRC applicants will be selected to attend, together with Indian researchers and UK and Indian creative practitioners. The LABS will be guided by principles of design led thinking, co-creation and action research and allow participants to self-select their fellow team members, exploring ideas and developing responses to the challenges of our city futures.

At the end of the lab, participants will present their work to a group of mentors, advisors and interested organizations. The lab will provide the opportunity and space to pursue a creative project that builds on your own skills while also leveraging complementary skills and attitudes provided by the team as well as the mentor group.

These project ideas could ultimately be used towards applications for further funding from either AHRC or other partners to be confirmed. More information on the AHRC call for further funding will be forthcoming at a later date. Successful applicants will then be given the chance to showcase their work at the UnBox festival in India in October 2014.

For more information please see the Call document (PDF) (PDF, 247KB). Applications will be sought separately by the British Council for UK creative practitioners and by UnBox for Indian creative practitioners/organisations. Please contact them separately about their calls.