After Life

Image from Afterlife by French Mottershed (Mayfest 2015). Photo by Paul Blakemore.

Watershed & MAYK Winter Residencies

This opportunity is open to creative practitioners (from or based in the UK), of any discipline, career stage and background, who have ideas for artistic projects that explore technology and climate breakdown.

The programme is co-supported by MAYK, producers of brilliant work like SESSION and Mayfest. MAYK collaborate with artists and audiences to make exciting things happen in unusual ways. Together we will offer a supportive space, time and freedom to get your idea off the ground.

We have three residencies available – each one comes with a structured programme, work space at the Pervasive Media Studio, a network of peers, plus financial, technical and critical support. You will have dedicated help from a Watershed Producer and Creative Technologist plus access to the skills, expertise and networks of MAYK.

The programme will take place in Winter 2019/20 and we’re flexible about how you structure your time. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop and share ideas, to meet incredible people, to imagine, make and think.

How to apply

You can apply as individuals or groups.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, including Deaf and disabled people.

The scheme is not aimed at undergraduate students, students in full time education, or those living outside of the UK.

  • For further information (more about the programme/theme, what we offer, dates and more) please read the Residency Brief, linked below.
  • If you have any questions or would like to apply in a different format please contact us.
  • To apply please email 2-3 sides of A4 to – we've put the details you need to include in the Residency Brief, linked below.

Further information

Practitioners will be based at Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio. You will become part of our community of over 150 artists, creative companies, engineers, academics, scientists, technologists and tinkerers, who work on new and emerging ideas. Ideas span gaming, projections, location-based media, city intervention, connected objects, tangible interfaces and new forms of performance. Some are cultural, some are commercial. Run in partnership with the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol, the Studio has a great workspace, an open ethos and a can-do attitude.

How we’ll use your details

Watershed and MAYK will use the information you provide to us to assess and manage your application.

We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold about you. Please read the full details of our Watershed & MAYK Winter Residencies Privacy Notice.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 July 2019 - 10:00