Open Call 2015

Applications for the Playable City Award 2015 closed on 7 April. 

Shortlist announced on 19 May.

Creatives from around the world were 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.

The Award includes:

  • Award of £30,000 
  • 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
  • Practical support in producing the work
  • Connection with the Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed in Bristol
  • Development of touring and future opportunities
  • Documentation of the work

Who should apply?

We are 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. 

Application

Full details of the 2015 award, assessment criteria, the judgment process, etc. is contained in Playable City Award 2015 Overview

Deadline: 7 April 2015, 17:00 (GMT). 

If you have any questions after reading the overview, please get in touch. 

playablecity@watershed.co.uk / 0117 9275189 / @PlayableCity

Image © Beto Figueiroa/TragoBoaNoticia 2014

Playable City is supported by:

Bristol City Council Playable City Award Sponsor Logo University of Bristol Playable City Award Sponsor Logo University of the West of Englang Playable City Award Sponsor Logo
Bristol and Bath British Council Future Cities Catapult Playable City Award Sponsor Logo Guardian Cities