Creative Producers

A global talent development programme led by Watershed

Creative Producers International gathered together a dynamic network of creative producers from across the world, and helped them to become change makers in their cities and beyond.

It aimed to enhance individual practices, raise ambitions and make real change across the world on a city scale.

Find out more about how we approached international exchange and collaboration, and how creative producers use creativity and culture to generate grassroots responses to contemporary challenges.

Visit the final project report

Creative Producers International ran from Summer 2017 to Spring 2020. Watch the final report launch here.

Creative Labs

These labs are spaces of knowledge exchange harnessed from all our learnings and experiences of Playable City, Creative Producers International, and the creative and cultural producing practice of the Pervasive Media Studio and all our wonderful collaborators- both locally and internationally.

Creative Producers Lagos Lab

Held in March 2021, this online lab seeded a network of Lagos-based producers working across theatre, film, festivals, visual art, radio, design and fashion.

Future Leaders International Lab

These hybrid labs, and the activity around them, supported a cohort of 18 young creative entrepreneurs – six from each city – connecting them internationally. The labs were held in July 2021.

Playable City:
Artists’ Lab

This online lab brought together six selected participants from Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio resident cohort to think about the future of Playable City.