Expressions of Interest

Interested parties are invited to submit an application to the Inspiring South Australia program at the SA Museum for funding to develop & perform a Perform your Science project during National Science Week 2018.

Perform your Science is an opportunity for PhD students and early career researchers to tell their science research stories through the arts, to bring their science to life through live performance and to awaken the artist within!

The project will culminate in a series of live performances suitable for a general community audience to be held in an Adelaide theatre venue during National Science Week in August 2018.

We invite applications from PhD students who are in their third year of study through to early career researchers (post-conferral of up to five years) based in South Australian universities, research institutes or industry.

Each live performance should be of up to five minutes in duration. It may include any one or a combination of the following:
• Dance
• Music
• Theatre
• Puppetry
• Circus
• Other performance art forms

Ten grants of up to $2000 each will be available to selected applicants to assist with performance development costs.

Perform your Science encourages collaboration. Applicants are urged to seek scientific and/or artistic collaborations and engage with partners to bring as much creativity to the project as possible. Applicants should take a lead role in the project. This may include direction, production, on-stage performance etc.

While this is first and foremost a story-telling project designed to elicit creative ways of telling the stories of local science and research, there will be a competitive element and the winning performance will be judged by an expert panel including science and arts specialists. There will also be a People’s Choice Award. Awards will consist of prizes of $2000 to the Winner and $1000 to both the Runner Up and to the Winner of the People’s Choice Award.

Expressions of Interest are currently being sought and close on 2 March 2018. Inspiring SA can help link scientists with creatives and artists, so all that is required is a great idea!

Successful applicants will then be invited to make a more detailed Application. Please read the letter of invitation and guidelines before submission (see right).

Contact Officer

Expressions of Interest & subsequent Applications should be sent to:

Name: Sheryn Pitman

Title: Programme Manager Inspiring South Australia

Telephone: 8207 7382


For full details, please read the Perform your Science letter of invitation. For full details of the project, read the Inspiring South Australia Perform your Science Project Guidelines 2018.

The Perform Your Science event will be held at 7pm on 18 August 2018 at the Scott Theatre. The event is suitable for all ages. Look out for the Eventbrite listing.