In 2008, 2009 and 2010 the Studio ran Media Sandbox, a programme of intensive R&D supporting cohorts of small, agile producers an opportunity to develop early stage ideas. 

From the outset, a clear structure was built into the scheme with an emphasis on community. Participants are therefore not isolated entrepreneurs struggling to express ideas – they are part of a network of content producers, clients and commissioners.

Full details of the people, projects and ideas behind Media Sandbox can be found at

The Sandbox model continued to develop through Theatre Sandbox in 2010, and the REACT Sandboxes from 2011 to 2016.

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