We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in Bristol's cultural and creative life.

We identify, support and network the talent of tomorrow, encouraging their creativity, ability and curiosity as artists and audiences.

Our inclusive programmes reach out to young people in the spaces where they are (on and offline), developing their profile, skills, confidence and networks and providing stepping stones into the creative and cultural sector.


Electric December 2012 image
Project Ended in January 2012

From 1999 - 2012 Watershed's annual online advent calendar with work from creatives across the South West and Europe.

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Project Ended in December 2010

A development programme for European youth workers in 2010 that explored how web 2.0 and social media tools can extend and enhance their practice.

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Project Ended in April 2010

eShed was a Bristol-based community and website for young people aged 14-21 who love film and media.

The Box
Length: 4m 59s

Shot by young filmmakers this 5min docu-drama examines the life of a low income family feeling the strain of recession.

Luke Jerram portrait - picture by  Christopher Jones
Project Ended in September 2007

2006 Clark Bursary recipient Luke Jerram documents his experiences during the realisation of his innovative 'Dream Director' project.

Part of ten drummers drumming from 12days.net
Project Ended in December 2000

In 2000, children from Bristol schools created twelve pieces of web art based on the Twelve Days of Christmas song.

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Project Ended in November 2010

A Watershed led filmmaking programme which enabled young people across Bristol to make and showcase three short films.