Photography Media Art
2 months
Paid by host 

The residency offers:

  • A £3000 bursary (tax inclusive)
  • Up to £1000 for travel and accommodation
  • Up to £1000 production budget (managed by Watershed)
Paid by artist 

The finacial support provided by the residency should cover all costs.

Application guidelines 

Check the open calls on Watershed's website.


There are many deadlines each year, please check the website to keep track.

Watershed Media Centre

Watershed Media Centre


Watershed is a cross-artform venue and producer, sharing, developing and showcasing exemplary cultural ideas and talent. Watershed curates ideas, spaces and talent to enable artistic visions and creative collaborations to flourish. It produces work that cuts across film, music, theatre, de sign, visual art, and the creative and technology sectors.

The Pervasive Media Studio, located in the same building as Watershed, is its research space which brings together a network of over 100 artists, technologists and academics to explore the future of mobile and wireless media.

Description of the residency programme: Watershed’s Studio Residencies support artists to research, produce and present ideas exploring art, culture and technology. They are currently offering one residency, for artists interested in time and space to develop thinking and prototype work. Residencies are two-months in duration and take place at Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio. They offer the opportunity to be fully immersed in development of a project idea, whilst becoming part of the inspirational network of practitioners associated with the studio.


What do we expect from you?

  • Regular online documentation of progress and ideas
  • Participation in events, critiques and discussions
  • At least 2-3 days per week dedicated research time at Pervasive Media Studio
  • A willingness to contribute to the Studio community
  • An open, rigorous, experimental approach
  • Production of work which is exposed, tested and investigated as it is developed
  • Presentation and demonstration of a work in progress or finalised piece
  • Completion of an illustrated research report, documenting process, describing findings and considering value
Accommodation Information 

The residency provides up to £1000 for travel and accommodation. Travel and accommodation is not provided, but Watershed will assist in sourcing local places to stay.

Studio Information 

Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio brings together an active network of over 150 artists, creative companies, technologists, engineers and academics to work on new and emerging ideas. Ideas can be cultural or commercial and span gaming, projections, location-based media, tangible interfaces and new forms of performance. Run in partnership with the University of the West of England’s digital cultures research centre and the university of Bristol, the studio has a great workspace, an open ethos and a can-do attitude. www.watershed.co.uk/pmstudio


Watershed and the Pervasive Media Studio (a city-centre research space) occupy the first floor of a historic building at the entranceway to Bristol's Harbourside.

1 Canon's Road
United Kingdom
+44 117 9276444
+44 117 9213958

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