Playable City Tokyo Residency 2018

Watershed and the British Council seek two UK-based creative professionals to participate in a two-stage Playable City Tokyo Residency in June and September 2018.

The Playable City Tokyo Residency is an opportunity to collaboratively research and develop playful ideas at the intersection of art, technology, society that innovate around public space in Tokyo. We are looking for two creative, ambitious people from any discipline who believe we can start a new kind of city conversation through play.

Building on the work of an ongoing Playable City Tokyo programme, the Playable City Tokyo Residency will support, inspire and challenge participants to develop playful interventions using creative technology to respond to public space in and around central Tokyo.

Who

We are looking for two creatives with an open, rigorous and experimental approach, willing to produce work that is exposed, tested and investigated as it is developed. Creatives will be encouraged to focus on exploration and proof of concept, rather than completion of a finished product.

Participants may be artists, designers, architects, urbanists, magicians, interaction designers, technologists or other kinds of professional creative practitioners who can demonstrate a history of delivering high quality, innovative professional practice in public.

We welcome applications from BAME, LGBTQI, Deaf and disabled practitioners as they are currently underrepresented in public space work.

Successful Applicants will be awarded:

  • £3,750 GBP Honorarium for the programme
  • UK-Tokyo economy-class return flights, accommodation and per diems for the duration of both visits to Japan
  • Support from Playable City Producer and Creative Technologist for delivery of prototypes
  • Access to the International Playable City Network including the 15 members of Creative Producers International, Watershed’s global talent development programme designed to support the city change makers of the future
  • Professional documentation of the work.

Applications are now closed.

Successful Applicants notified by: May 28, 2018

Contact

If you have any questions or queries please contact: playablecity@watershed.co.uk

The Playable City Residency 2018 is produced by Watershed in collaboration with the British Council, with special cooperation from Rhizomatiks and JKD Collective Inc.

The Playable City Tokyo Residency 2018 is a Tokyo Tokyo Festival Grant Program and is supported by Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture.

Image: Kenichi Aikawa for British Council Japan

 

Residency 2018 Application Guidelines

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