The search is on for the greatest minds and brightest talents drawn from the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, in Wales, to form Creative Teams capable of developing major public engagement projects that will showcase the UK’s creativity and innovation on a global scale.

Gerwyn Evans, Deputy Director of Creative Wales said: “This is a great opportunity to raise Wales’ international profile as a creative and innovative nation. This festival will showcase, to the world, how great ideas and real talent can bring people together in astounding ways, and I’m looking forward to it very much.”

The £3million investment in the R&D phase of the festival comes at a time of particular need and marks the beginning of a process of development for inspirational projects that have mass appeal.

Martin Green, Chief Creative Officer for Festival UK* 2022, said: Festival UK* 2022 is about working with colleagues from different creative fields, to discover new collaborators and celebrate under-represented talents. The aim is a national celebration of all our creativity.  An unprecedented demonstration of the crucial, magical role that creativity can play to make life better.’

Ideas are not a requirement of application process but Creative Teams must be able to demonstrate they have the skills and collaborators needed to meet a set of criteria against which they will be assessed. 

The ten successful commissions will be launched under a new festival name at the end of 2021 and take place throughout 2022.

For full details and guidelines visit the Festival UK* 2022 website