The Bureau of Silly Ideas is where art
and academia collide.

Our core team is made up of experienced artists and academics who are skilled at gathering insightful data through artistic intervention, and interpreting complex research through public engagement programs.

We work with a wide range of partners, including technologists, heritage societies, universities, and institutions, to create art that investigates and explores a variety of research topics and permeates the public realm. We are expert at inventing artistic frameworks for research and engagement, and we love a challenge.

If you have a research project that you'd like to explore through art, we'd love to chat. Email our Artistic Director, Roger Hartley, at to start the conversation.

Recent partners include Bloomsbury Festival's Artists Meet Academics, Goldsmiths, UCL, and Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust.