What's on


Here you will find a diverse range of opportunities - such as professional development schemes, artist residencies, filmmaking competitions and talent development opportunities.

We are always open to new ideas and collaborations so do get in touch with Hannah Brady, our Engagement Projects Producer, if you are interested in having a chat. Hannah works with a wide variety of people to coordinate a diverse range of projects that enable audiences to discover, connect and be creative at Watershed.

  • The Rife Awards

    We are very proud to introduce the Rife Awards to give young people in Bristol aged 13-19 a shot of exposure, energy and much-needed cash to put into a creative project. You've got until Mon 31 Aug to put your work forward.

    Closing Date: Mon 31 Aug, 17:00

  • Become an Art Weekender Ambassador

    Curious about art? Want to be part of something big? The Bristol and Bath Art Weekender are seeking inspired and enthusiastic people to become Ambassadors over the weekend. Help celebrate the arts in Bristol and Bath, while learning professional skills and making new friends.

    Closing Date: Sun 1 Nov, 00:00

  • Volunteer for Afrika Eye Film Festival

    Afrika Eye Film Festival aims to promote the richness and diversity of Africa and its diaspora through film, education and cultural exchange. The festival takes place each year in November and offers a range of volunteer roles for people wanting to gain experience in film festival management. Applications are now open.

    Closing Date: Sun 15 Nov, 00:00

  • Rife Magazine: Get Involved

    Aspiring young content creators and journalists of Bristol, Rife magazine wants your stories. Send Rife your ideas blogs, articles, videos, pictures and opinions. This is an ongoing opportunity.

    Closing Date: Wed 30 Dec, 23:35

  • DepicT! Super Short Filmmaking Competition

    Watershed's short film competition, DepicT! challenges filmmakers from across the globe to create an original, imaginative short film under 90 seconds long. Submissions are closed for this year but you can still get involved.

    Ongoing Opportunity

  • Future Producers

    Aged 18-25? Want to work in the creative industries? Apply for our talent development programme Future Producers, which gives you the skills and experience you need to become a producer of arts and cultural events. Applications are now closed for 2015 and we will open 2016's programme next year.

    Ongoing Opportunity

  • BFI Film Academy Bristol 2015

    Calling all 16 -19 year olds with an interest in film. Be part of the BFI Film Academy Bristol and pick up the skills and experience needed to be part of the film industry of the future. Applications will open in September 2015.

    Ongoing Opportunity

  • Playable City Award

    Creatives from around the world are invited to propose distinctive ideas that put people and play at the heart of the Future City. Applications for 2015's award are now closed. The call for entries for 2016's award will open next year.

    Ongoing Opportunity

  • Join The Studio

    Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio is a vibrant network of artists, creative companies, technologists and researchers. You can apply to join the Studio at any time.

    Ongoing Opportunity