Festival of Tomorrow 2024 Call for Ideas!

Festival of Tomorrow 2024!

If you have a passion for sharing knowledge and sparking curiosity, the organisers of Swindon’s Festival of Tomorrow would like to hear from you!

As planning gets underway for next February’s action-packed exploration of the wonders of science, innovation and the arts, the team behind the Festival of Tomorrow are calling for proposals for ideas for events and activities to form part of the programme.

Successful proposals will go on to join an illustrious lineup of researchers, industry professionals, artists, writers, organisations, charities, academic institutions, businesses and community groups, with organisations including Swindon-based UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), The James Dyson Foundation, Bristol Robotics, Neon Dance and Prime Theatre already confirmed for 2024.

After over 17,000 people took part this year, the organisers plan to make the 2024 Festival even bigger, with a growing programme of events, displays and activities across town during the February half-term, culminating in a two-day finale event at The Deanery CE Academy in Wichelstowe. Thousands of pupils will also have the opportunity to take part in an inspiring programme of science and arts activities for Swindon schools.

The Festival of Tomorrow - FOT2024 Call for Ideas
The Festival of Tomorrow - FOT2024 Call for Ideas

What are we looking for?

We work hard to make sure the Festival of Tomorrow is unique, providing a platform for a range of ideas and approaches, and is relevant and accessible to as wide and diverse an audience as possible.

So, we've put together this information pack for anyone who'd like to work with us, to provide a little inspiration and a few pointers toward what we're looking for!


Download the Call for Proposals!
The Festival of Tomorrow - FOT2024 Call for Ideas

Submitting your proposals

User our online form to tell us about you, your organisation and your ideas by Sunday 24 September. 

Alternatively, you can email details to louisehalliday@newelements.uk

We strongly recommend reading the information pack, above, before submission.                                              

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