Playable City Seoul, photo by Jon Aitken
Our work
Watershed is excited to be a partner in MyWorld, a project led by the University of Bristol that will celebrate the West of England’s reputation as an international...
Soil Futures, Spring Residencies Showcase
Please note: This event took place in July 2021
Join us for a free and in-person Artists showcase event to experience the work in progress created by Watershed’s Spring Artists in Residence – Katy Connor and Lukus Robbins
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A global talent development programme led by Watershed
Creative Producers International gathered together a dynamic network of creative producers from across the world. It aimed to enhance individual practices, raise ambitions and make real change across the world on a city scale.
Network for Creative Enterprise
Length: 13m 11s
What we do
A partnership which offered business support for creative individuals and small companies to develop a creative idea into an economically sustainable business.
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Our work
A five-year programme connecting the worlds of university research and creative business to develop a shared vision for tomorrow’s creative industries.
Welcome to the Pervasive Media Studio
Length: 3m 30s
Want to be inspired, take a break, and learn more about brilliant projects and people working with creative technology? Maybe you want to know what creative technology even is exactly? Visit the Pervasive Media Studio and find out more!
Layered Reality 5G weekend: an introduction
Length: 2m 18s
A short film introducing the Layered Reality 5G weekend: the first urban testbed for public users.
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In conversation with a commissioner, a producer and a venue
MAYK, Unlimited and Watershed worked in partnership in May 2018 to deliver Unlimited Connects, a day-long celebration with Deaf and disabled artists.
Photo of Layered Realities 5G showcase in Millennium Square Bristoltol
The world's first urban 5G testbed for public users
An exploration of the potential of 5G through a series of experimental events - asking artists, researchers and creatives to produce bold new works in public space.
The Last Blues Song of a Lost Afronaut
Length: 5m 34s
An immersive theatre piece, developed as part of our 2016 Artist in Residence programme, in which protagonist Afronaut Femi travels through space in search of life on other planets.
Creating new civic conversation through play
Playable City puts people and play at the heart of the future city, re-using city infrastructure and re-appropriating smart city technologies to create connections – person to person, person to city.
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Supporting ambitious creative practitioners
Watershed's annual funded Residency Programme supports practitioners to develop creative technology projects.
Bristol VR lab illustration
Introducing a new lab and programme
As Watershed partners on a new Bristol VR Lab, we share knowledge and learning across Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality.
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Project Ended in September 2016
A development scheme which enabled companies to research possibilities in digital media, create new ideas and deliver innovation to market.
Dancers in Danceroom Spectroscopy
Project Ended in November 2013
Part video game, part science visualisation, part art installation, and part social experiment
Stuart Nolan's ideobird
Project Ended in November 2013
In Autumn 2013 Watershed welcomed its first ever residents to mix technology with magic.
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Project Ended in October 2013
A collection of projects which explore the creative potential of Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.
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Project Ended in September 2013
Award-winning digital artists Squidsoup created an immersive large-scale light installation.