ASCUS Art & Science is a non-profit organisation committed to bridging the gap between art, design and the sciences. We work with partners and practitioners to create innovative trans-disciplinary projects to engage new and wider audiences and facilitate innovative public engagement across these fields.
We are proud hosts of the only publicly accessible science lab in the UK. Based in Summerhall, Edinburgh, ASCUS Lab is a community space for exploration of scientific techniques including microscopy, DNA analysis, microbial culturing and so much more. No experience is required as our Lab Manager will gladly assist in helping you develop the skills you need to make your vision come to life.


Molecular Architectures: towards cross-discipliary design in Chemistry / WORKSHOP

OPEN CALL We present ‘Molecular Architectures: towards cross-disciplinary Design in Chemistry’, a creative exploration of collaborative science. Join us for an immersive workshop, where we will go on a journey to explore the world of molecular chemistry through the eyes of scientists and designers. What does design mean in the context of chemistry? How does creativity connect design and science? …

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Like most culture and arts organisations, ASCUS Art & Science has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. 18 months on we are still feeling the effects of the pandemic as the hands-on in-person focus of our work pre-pandemic has required a total re-think of the ways we develop and deliver our work. The pandemic has resulted in a significant reduction in our year-round sources of income as we’ve had to change the foundations of the way we work now and for the future.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us survive this far, via membership subscriptions, one-off donations and words of support as we have been working hard to reimagine our work. Your ongoing support as we continue to envision new ways of working with and supporting interdisciplinary communities and ideas has been vital and we would not still be here without it.
However, we are continuing to feel the effects of the pandemic and the toll this has taken on our organisation will last beyond the end of government financial support which comes to an end this month.
If you would like to support and help save ASCUS’s programme and the ASCUS Lab facility dedicated to building connections between the fields of art, design and sciences, then please consider becoming a part of our community of supporters, by donating through the links below. If you'd like to read more about our journey during the pandemic find out more here.
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