Watershed's Sandbox calls are part of the IDEAS programme, supporting small companies with high-risk ideas through community building, research and development and audience engagement locally and internationally.

The IDEAS programme provides small-medium enterprise businesses, freelancers and the public the opportunity to experiment with new technologies, creating meaningful experiences for audiences. It also offers the opportunity to test and question how these technologies are or could be applied, thereby placing people, arts and culture at the heart of new, innovative technologies.

The IDEAS programme encourages responsible forms of innovation and actively explores points of crossover and connection.

As part of Sandbox 2, £45,000 will be awarded to six teams. To see details of the previous Playable City Sandbox call please see the awarded projects page.  

Funding partners

Supporting small companies with high-risk ideas through community building

Experiment with new technologies

Creating meaningful experiences for audiences