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Publications

You can download any of these to read at your leisure and there are also a couple of publications that can be posted to you on request.

They are published here to help make information about Watershed more widely available, if there is any other information you are looking for that you can't find here or on other parts of the site then please do contact us.

Please note: these reports are copyright protected and provided for public information purposes only.

  • Watershed Council of Management Report 2013

    Report of Watershed's Council of Management and consolidated financial statements—Year ended 31 March 2013.

  • Watershed Council of Management Report 2012

    Report of Watershed's Council of Management and consolidated financial statements—Year ended 31 March 2012.

  • Curating Innovation, an evaluation of Media Sandbox 2010

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    An evaluation of Media Sandbox 2010 'Curating Innovation' by Annie Warburton. Media Sandbox 2010 centred on the creation of ideas that explore rich experiences augmented by open data or mobile, wireless & sensory technologies and commissioned seven projects.
    Find out more about Media Sandbox.

  • Watershed Council of Management Report 2011

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    Report of Watershed's Council of Management and consolidated financial statements—Year ended 31 March 2011.

  • Some Kind of Magic: The 2010 evaluation of Theatre Sandbox

    Audiences enjoying the outcomes of Theatre Sandbox 2010

    Theatre Sandbox 2010 enabled six theatre artists & companies to research and develop new ideas using pervasive media technologies. The R&D period came to a close at the end of 2010 and, true to the spirit of openness and knowledge exchange, we are pleased to share the story, which has been produced by independent evaluator Annie Warburton.

    Find out more about Theatre Sandbox.

    Watch interviews and short films about Theatre Sandbox 2010 on Dshed.

  • Producing the Future

    Various images from Watershed projects.

    Understanding Watershed’s Role in Ecosystems of Cultural Innovation

    A case study of Watershed produced by International Futures Forum with an introduction from Watershed’s Managing Director Dick Penny and John Knell, the Intelligence Agency.

  • If it didn't exist it would be necessary to invent it.

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    A collection of interviews between Steve Wright, (Arts Editor, Venue) and some of the creative individuals and artists that Watershed collaborates with which explore the creative impact of Watershed.

    If you would prefer to read a hard copy of this publication please email us with your full name and address and we will post you a copy.

  • Watershed Council of Management Report 2010

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    Report of Watershed's Council of Management and consolidated financial statements—Year ended 31 March 2010.

  • Media Sandbox 2009

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    Making space for great ideas - a report which showcases the unique results of this cutting-edge R&D scheme. This publication captures the first two years of Media Sandbox and celebrates the 12 brilliant companies who participated in the scheme. 

    Find out more about Media Sandbox.

    If you would prefer to read a hard copy of this publication please email us with your full name and address and we will post you a copy.

  • Embracing the Desire Lines – Opening Up Cultural Infrastructure by Tom Fleming

    Tom Fleming explores the implications of a more open and collaborative practice for 'bricks and mortar' cultural infrastructures. Tom Fleming is consultant and academic specialising in research and support for the cultural and Creative Industries sector.  

    Image: Scatter, reworked 2009 by Joe Magee periphery.co.uk

  • After the Crunch

    In this 100-page book, 42 artists, entrepreneurs, commentators, analysts, policy-makers, policy-sceptics, academics, financiers - and citizens - set out their hopes and fears for the future. After the Crunch includes an article from Managing Director of Watershed, Dick Penny: "Crisis is always the best opportunity to do something fresh".

    Image: Drawings by Paul Davis ©

  • From Silos to Shrek Ears

    Cover of From Silos to Shrek Ears Report

    Personalisation and the future of Successful Cultural Leadership

    In 2008 the Creative Arts Venues (CAV) network of six venues (Watershed, Cornerhouse in Manchester, FACT in Liverpool,, Broadway in Nottingham, Showroom in Sheffield and Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle) was  awarded funding from the Cultural Leadership Programme under their Networks action learning pilot schem,  to explore personalisation of audience experiences and its impact on cultural leadership. From Silos To Shrek Ears is the dissemination report of the project. 

  • 'a different kind of economic model'

    A Watershed/iShed profile as part of an Arts Professional article by Clare Cooper and Roanne Dods of the Mission, Models, Money programme which looks at fresh thinking about management structures in the arts and how it's shaped business practice. Clare Cooper and Roanne Dods explain how the Mission, Models, Money programme has been supporting arts organisations attempting to change. 

     

  • Whose art is it anyway? by John Knell

    John Knell, Director, Intelligence Agency asks how far do the personalisation and choice agendas shaping other areas of publicly funded activity, such as health and education, have any resonance for the arts? Whose art is it anyway? was commissioned by Arts Council England.