Are you up for the challenge?

Edinburgh schools

We are looking for creative entrepreneurs to get together with us on a project which could transform the way we work and produce exciting new audience experiences. Funding of up to £20,000 is available to any individuals or businesses working in and around Edinburgh that can provide innovative, data-driven solutions to any of the challenges posed.

Along with Scottish Opera, Scottish Ensemble, and Pianodrome, Drake Music Scotland has been selected to take part in Challenge Projects as part of Creative Informatics, a £7.6 million programme led by the University of Edinburgh that is supporting individuals and organisations in the creative industries to do inspiring things with data.

Drake Music Scotland’s challenge is to create a new online platform that will transform their Figurenotes resource base into the world’s first and most comprehensive inclusive music hub.

Applications for individuals and organisations that would like to propose solutions to these challenges opened on Friday 5 March and will close on Friday 16th April 2021. Successful applicants will retain part or all of the intellectual property for any solutions developed.


Thursa Sanderson OBE, Chief Executive, Drake Music Scotland, said:
“We are delighted to have secured the opportunity to work with Creative Informatics on our Challenge Project to create an online platform bringing together our inclusive music community and the resources that are most relevant to them. We envisage it developing into a thriving hub of knowledge and inspiring practice that puts music well within reach of every learner, whatever their needs are.”