REACT is a collaboration between the UWE, Bristol (the University of the West of England), Watershed, (and iShed), and the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. It is a unique collaboration supporting innovative products and transformational services by bringing together companies and academics across South West and Wales. REACT funds collaborations between arts and humanities researchers and creative companies. These collaborations champion knowledge exchange, cultural experimentation and the development of innovative digital technologies in the creative economy. REACT is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.
REACT is working with iShed to deliver projects using the Sandbox process. Each Sandbox scheme will have a different theme and to qualify applicants must have a project that uses Arts and Humanities research with a Creative Economy partner.
REACT's Feasibility funding offers up to £15,000 over a three to six month period for projects or partnerships at an early stage of development or collaboration.
REACT's Prototype fund offers a grant of up to £30,000 for more advanced projects to develop ideas into prototypes or proofs of concept.
Full information on eligibility and how to apply available at: