At Watershed we are passionate about supporting brilliant people working at the intersection of culture, creativity and technology. This is the foundation on which we have built our residency programme, and we are delighted to announce this years’ open call for applications.

We are looking for ambitious practitioners with ideas for creative technology projects. You could be just starting out, changing career direction, or looking to return from a career break. With space to work within the Pervasive Media Studio, a community of peers, a project bursary, and support to make, test and discuss your work - we can help you get your idea off the ground.

Each residency will be based at Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio and residents will become part of our community of over 150 artists, creative companies, engineers, academics, scientists, technologists and tinkerers, who work on new and emerging ideas. Ideas span gaming, projections, connected objects, VR, space exploration and new forms of performance - some are cultural, some are commercial. Run in partnership with the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol, the Studio has a great workspace, an open ethos and a can-do attitude.

This year we are also pleased to announce a change to our application process. We’ve received some really useful feedback from artists about the time and effort it takes to apply to opportunities. We’ve listened carefully and redesigned our application process to make it simpler. This year is a trial of the new process and we welcome feedback.

We are open for applications now. If you have any questions or would like to chat about any aspect of your proposal or the application process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Apply by Monday 18 September, view the Brief and Application Form.