The Dundee Science Festival is to change shape after several sources of funding fell through.
Organisers have promised a festival that is as extensive, but with more community focus.
Now in its sixth year, the festival, which will run from October 31 until November 15, will continue to be run mainly out of Dundee Science Centre.
Due to the popularity of previous years, Dundee Science Festival 2014 experienced a major growth spurt in both the number of events and partners involved.
However, key partners were unable to commit to the additional financial support required to sustain the festival at this level.
Laura Wilkie, festivals and development manager, Dundee Science Centre, said: “When we launched Dundee Science Centre six years ago, our core objective was to make science in all of its amazing forms accessible to everyone regardless of their knowledge, age or where they live, and to ensure maximum community engagement.
“For 2015, the core objective of connecting with the local people of Dundee remains a priority and this forms the basis of the direction of the 2015 festival.
“Although it has been a difficult decision after the recognised growth and success of the festival to date and its great potential as an ongoing, major city-wide festival, the time has come to re-evaluate the festival, while ensuring that its core objectives are addressed.
“As a result, we plan to take Dundee Science Festival out to even more audiences, and into the heart of communities, to ensure that local people get the chance to enjoy what the festival can offer.
“Once again, the emphasis will be on free events to ensure maximum inclusion.”
The new format of the festival will see events held in either Dundee Science Centre or in community centres throughout Dundee.
As in previous years, the majority of events will be free of charge.
Although the change in format has impacted on some of the festival events that were proposed for this year, the Dundee Science Festival team has identified as many options as possible to enable individual partners to continue to be a part of the festival.
The final programme for Dundee Science Festival will be available in September.