Funding and events

Each year we hold a number of events and workshops as well as running a funding-call for seedcorn projects that give people with brilliant ideas a chance to work with others to experiment together.

Email us if you want to be one of the first to hear about these.


The 2017 seedcorn projects have been awarded and each have their own project page. The next seedcorn competition will be announced in autumn 2017 with an expected closing date in December 2017.
Details of previous Brigstow projects are also available on the Projects page.
You'll find some useful guides for working on collaborative projects on our About Page.


We run a regular series of events, workshops and Ideas Lunches. It's a way for people from within the University and beyond to meet other like-minded people. Forthcoming events are always being planned so watch this space.

Ideas Lunch: IP and co-produced research Tuesday 4 April 2017

Venue: Drawing Room, Royal Fort House 12:00 - 14:00

Sometimes the outputs from co-produced research projects may be uncertain and the different partners (academics, community groups, sole traders, artists etc) involved might want to use them differently.  This ideas lunch is an opportunity to hear about your experiences and discuss with colleagues the best and simplest way forward without jeopardising emerging relationships. Sign up on Eventbrite.

Our understanding is that this space is largely accessible (see this DisabledGo report for further information).

Dying Well: Wednesday 10 May 2017

Venue: SS Great Britain

Coinciding with Dying Matters week, this interdisciplinary event aims to draw together academics, health-care professionals, community groups, charities, individuals and artists for discussion over the question of ‘dying well’. Our hope is that alongside stimulating conversation together, the event will generate new research partnerships to apply for small pots of prototype money to explore ideas that emerge at the workshop further. (For past and current prototype projects developed through the Brigstow open call please see the projects page of the Brigstow website

We will soon be able to let you know how you can join us for a historical death walk, a chance to hear the work that others are involved in and a collective re-making of the Ars moriendi, popular texts produced from the early fifteenth century, which offered practical advice on the ‘good death’. Sign up on Eventbrite.

Showcase Event: 24 October 2017 (10:00 - 18:00)

Venue: The Station, Silver Street, Bristol 

This all-day showcase on 24th October (10am to 6pm) will be open to all. It's an opportunity to meet the 2017 seedcorn funded project teams and discuss their work.

Keep watching for more details.  

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