Cover image from Producing the Future report

Publications

Publications, reports and articles about Watershed and its activities that we think may be of interest

You can download any of these to read at your leisure, 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.


Illustration of people on a see saw to represent balance and a heart to represent belonging
A report containing the visualised data of Watershed Staff and Board 2020-21, with some information on our approach to collecting and analysing it.
Two people one wearing a VR head set the other holding an umbrella
Published on Sat 30 Nov 2019
A two year programme (2017 - 2019) to help freelancers, artists, creative practitioners, start-up micro businesses and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the West of England LEP area make a sustainable living from their creative ideas.
Audience watching an outdoor film screening
Published on Tue 1 Oct 2019
Report of Watershed's Board of Trustees and consolidated financial statements – Year ended 31 March 2019.
Cover of Activities and Achievements document
Published on Mon 30 Sept 2019
Watershed delivers a diverse cultural programme of films, events, festivals, artist commissions, workshops and conferences with audiences and participation at its heart. Find out more about some of that work here...
Facts and figures from Watershed
Published on Thu 28 March 2019
Read a mixture of stories and information that clearly demonstrate the difference the collective support of our donors has made and the impact each one of them has personally had on us and our work.
Mural of people and trees with some spots of colour
Watershed’s application to Arts Council England (submitted January 2017) to be a National Portfolio Organisation from 2018 – 2022. The application details our values, aims and approach to working with artists and audiences as well as some specific programme detail, which is subject to change as time progresses and new opportunities arise.
People using VR outside
Report of Watershed's Board of Trustees and consolidated financial statements – Year ended 31 March 2018. Photo by Paul Blakemore: Dancing Shadows, as part of Layered Realities Weekend, 5G Showcase.
Watershed cinema audience. Image: Jon Craig Photography
By producing authentic, welcoming spaces and engaged programmes, we strive to reflect, include and champion audiences and artists from all backgrounds. This policy sets out our approach to inclusion and equality across the all areas of our business.
Watershed's impact in numbers 2016/17
Read about how Watershed supporters encourage innovation, enable talented young people to gain confidence and share their experiences, and ensure our cinema programme sustains its depth and richness and remains accessible for all to enjoy.
Front cover image of Watershed Impact Report 2015/2016
Published on Thu 10 Nov 2016
Find out how the generosity of our audience has helped young people to develop their creative voice, build stronger partnerships with diverse groups and celebrate talented artists on an international platform.
Watershed Sandbox: A How To Guide
Published on Thu 22 Sept 2016
Over the last eight years Watershed has shaped and refined a talent development programme that supports brilliant people to try out new ideas with generosity and rigour. We call it a Sandbox. This guide sets out the approach, tools, values and methodologies of Sandbox - for others to share, copy, edit or clone.
react report
Published on Sat 1 July 2006
The REACT Report details four years of our work with five Universities to establish an innovative collaborative network of academics and creative companies. Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, REACT was a Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy.
Group of young people on a bench laughing
Report of Watershed's Board of Trustees and consolidated financial statements – Year ended 31 March 2017.
It is a cultural producers which anticipates the future with generosity and engagement
Published on Thu 30 June 2016
Exploring how Watershed is understood and valued, its core strengths and its potential role going forward.
Lights
Published on Mon 31 Oct 2016
Report of Watershed's Board of Trustee's and consolidated financial statements. Year ended March 31 2016
Rife journalists at Rife launch, image by Jon Craig
Published on Wed 14 Oct 2015
Report of Watershed's Board of Trustees and consolidated financial statements – Year ended 31 March 2015
Girls dancing under a street lamp
Published on Sun 1 Feb 2015
Report of Watershed's Council of Management and consolidated financial statements—Year ended 31 March 2014
Published on Tue 1 Oct 2013
Report of Watershed's Council of Management and consolidated financial statements—Year ended 31 March 2013.
Published on Wed 4 April 2012
Report of Watershed's Council of Management and consolidated financial statements—Year ended 31 March 2012.
People sitting in a cafe.
Published on Tue 1 March 2011
Report of Watershed's Council of Management and consolidated financial statements—Year ended 31 March 2011.
5 men in lab coats and 3d glassess looking up
Published on Wed 1 June 2011
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.
Published on Sun 1 Oct 2006
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.  
Photo of John Knell
Published on Wed 1 March 2006
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.
Published on Wed 1 April 2009
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 ©
Published on Fri 1 May 2009
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
Cover of From Silos to Shrek Ears Report
Published on Tue 1 July 2008
Personalisation and the future of Successful Cultural Leadership
A woman walking into the front entrance to Watershed
Published on Thu 1 April 2010
Report of Watershed's Council of Management and consolidated financial statements—Year ended 31 March 2010.
A hand holding some earphones.
Published on Tue 1 June 2010
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.
Audiences enjoying the outcomes of Theatre Sandbox 2010
Published on Mon 10 Jan 2011
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.
Cover of Media Sandbox publication
Published on Tue 1 Dec 2009
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.
Various images from Watershed projects.
Published on Mon 19 July 2010
Understanding Watershed’s Role in Ecosystems of Cultural InnovationA 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.