Opportunity for Artists to Attend BNA Conference in Edinburgh

In partnership with the BNA (British Neuroscience Association), ASCUS Art & Science launches its Artists are Present initiative for BNA2015: Festival of Neuroscience celebrating it’s 50 year anniversary. Throughout the conference, members of the ASCUS team and a number of selected artists will have access* to BNA2015. We are looking for expressions of interest from artists who would like to …

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Calling all Scientists!

Announcing a new public engagement opportunity for scientists. Would you like to view your research through the eyes of an artist? ASCUS Art & Science have teamed up with The Number Shop (TNS) to develop this exciting project. Artists based at the Number Shop studios and project space, would like to connect with scientists to develop new work inspired by …

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Atopic Art: Expressions of Eczema | Call for Proposals

Application Deadline: 5pm on the 7th January 2015 Announcing our new Participatory Art Project, Atopic Art: Expressions of Eczema. This is an innovative new collaborative project between Dr. Sara Brown at University of Dundee, Eczema Outreach Scotland and ASCUS Art & Science. This is an open call for proposals from artists on the themes of: The Science of eczema and Living with …

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Wrap-Up: Playing With Pandemics

Writing and Researching Infectious Disease Why do we like science that makes our skin crawl? We held a panel discussion on Tuesday November 25th  to explore our fascination with infectious disease. Science-fiction author, Louise Welsh, joined malaria expert Laura Pollitt, and bacterial evolution specialist Luke McNally on our panel. Louise is a Glaswegian author of six novels, her most recent …

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Announcing monthly volunteers meeting

 7pm, 1st December | Artiscience Library, Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH ASCUS Art & Science is very proud of its history as a volunteer organisation. So to celebrate you guys and share with you all the fun things we’ve been up to, we’re hosting a monthly volunteer meeting on the first Monday of every month. The first meeting will take place Monday …

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ASCUS CIIE Micro-Residency – Open call

Application Deadline: 5pm on the 1st December 2014 Announcing our new ASCUS micro-residency programme at the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution (CIIE) located in Ashworth labs, University of Edinburgh. Scientists have made progress in understanding how pathogens cause disease, escape our immune defences and spread in populations. However pathogen evolution threatens this progress, generating drug resistance, rendering vaccines ineffective …

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So we’re changing the rules. How will you promote your show on Flyer Free Day?  #FlyerFreeDay Flyer Free Day is the beginning of a multi-annual ASCUS project, involving direct art actions targeting the sustainability of theatre at the Edinburgh Festivals. The campaign will continue into 2015 with unwanted flyer collections throughout the city, leading to the creation of an environmental artwork. …

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Paid Internship: Project Coordination and Fundraising

ASCUS Internship

We’re looking for an intern, with an immediate start, to assist us with project coordination and fundraising. This is a great opportunity to work with ASCUS: an organisation comprising a network of artists and scientists committed to the art science intersection and to art science collaborative practice, science communication, and trans-disciplinary research. As a Project Coordination and Fundraising Intern you …

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Open Call to attend TippingPoint Oxford

Friday  8 August 2014, 5 pm (Application Deadline), Sunday & Monday September 21 & 22 2014 (Event Dates) Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford ASCUS has teamed up with TippingPoint and have been allocated three ASCUS places for Scottish artists to attend their next major event in Oxford. The focus this year will be energy, in the context of climate change. The artistic …

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