2015 Watershed International Award for Applicants in UK

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2015 Watershed International Award for Applicants in UK is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

2015 Watershed International Award for Applicants in UK


Awarding Institute/Country: Watershed in UK is providing this Award.

Study Subject(s): Applicants can work in any field, but creative uses of technology must be integral to the proposal.

Course Level: Award is available to artists, designers, architects, urbanists, interaction designers, technologists and creative practitioners.

Scholarship Description: Watershed is offering international award for creatives to propose distinctive ideas that put people and play at the heart of the Future City. Applicants can work in any field, but creative uses of technology must be integral to the proposal. The winning proposal will be installed in Bristol, UK for the public to play in autumn 2015. The Production Support Award of £30,000 will include all creatives’ fees, development and delivery of the commissioned work. In addition there will be a modest budget available for accommodation, travel and expenses subject to agreement of the project details with the selected award winner. The application deadline is 7 April 2015.

Creatives from around the world are invited to propose distinctive ideas that put people and play at the heart of the Future City. All over the world governments and tech companies are investing in smart systems for cities, using communication networks and sensors to join up services, collect data and make efficiencies. The Playable City Award asks us to imagine how we might use these same technologies to make our cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative. The winning proposal will be installed in Bristol, UK for the public to play in autumn 2015.

Eligibility: Watershed is looking for artists, designers, architects, urbanists, interaction designers, technologists and creative practitioners who can demonstrate a history of delivering high quality, innovative practice. Individuals or teams can apply. Applicants can work in any field, but creative uses of technology must be integral to the proposal. They will consider completely new work, projects that have already been conceptualised and the development of existing areas of work but they will not support work that has already been fully realised or presented professionally. The successful commission may come from anywhere in the world but it will be essential to spend some time in Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio during the making process. Due to the collaborative nature of the award it is essential that the successful candidate can communicate in English with confidence.

2015 Watershed International Award for Applicants in UK


Eligible Group: Creatives from around the world are eligible to apply for this award.

The successful artist(s) will be awarded:

-Production Support Award of £30,000 to include all creatives fees, development and delivery of the commissioned work. In addition there will be a modest budget available for accommodation, travel and expenses subject to agreement of the project details with the selected award winner.
– Practical support and expertise in producing the work including securing locations, technical infrastructure and understanding local culture
-National PR campaign, including tailored media support for artists to maximise their potential to communicate the work internationally
– Access to facilities and connection to a vibrant community of artists and creative technologists plus the opportunity for discussion/collaboration with both peers and public during the production process in the Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed in Bristol
-A high profile showcase event to launch the completed work
-Development of touring and future opportunities with Watershed’s production team
– A trip to Tokyo in October 2015 to share learning from the Award as part of Watershed and British Council’s Playable City Tokyo programme
-Some professional documentation of the work, including images and promotional video of the project.

Selection Criteria:
-Quality of concept and fit of project within the theme
-Originality of concept
-Audience and accessibility – How engaging is the work?
-Track record – a demonstrated history of high quality, innovative creative practice
-The extent to which this opportunity is valuable to the applicant and their practice
-The skills and ability of the proposed team or artist to deliver the proposed idea
-Touring – How well would the project translate to other sites?

  • All submissions will be carefully considered by Watershed and a shortlist will be announced in April 2015. If shortlisted, the image and text provided in your cover sheet will be made publicly available online to encourage public response and debate. The comments will be reviewed in the final judging process but will not constitute a vote.


How to Apply: If applicants are interested in applying for The Playable City Award, please fill in the online form in English giving details of them, their proposal and their practice, as much as is needed.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 7 April 2015.

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Degree Level:

2015 Watershed International Award for Applicants in UK is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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