Bristol+Bath Creative R+D: Expanded Performance Prototype Funding - Invitation to Apply

Since May, Bristol+Bath Creative R+D has been working with a cohort of fellows and partners to develop their theme of Expanded Performance - exploring liveness and togetherness in theatre, live music and technology. Building on the collective thinking around the subject that has resulted from this work Bristol+Bath Creative R+D are now looking to fund a number of experiences to help bring this knowledge to life. We are looking for ‘prototypes’ that will use technology to deliver new experiences, productions, products or processes.

  • There is a funding pot of £150,000 
  • We anticipate awarding grants of up to £50,000 (you can apply for less)
  • The funding is open to individuals, businesses or collaborations based in Bristol or Bath
  • The production phase will run from March - June 2021 
  • Prototypes will be showcased in Summer 2021 
  • We are looking for ideas that can be developed and replicated internationally

Bristol+Bath Creative R+D are looking to fund prototypes responsive to the Expanded Performancetheme that will develop something new. They will use technology to deliver new experiences, productions, products or processes.

How to apply?

For more information on the available funding, the application process, timeline and support from the team please read the full brief

We aim to be as inclusive as possible and work to accommodate all access requirements. We will openly discuss and tailor how we do things to support you as best we can. We recognise the creative and technology industries are biased towards those who are white, cisgender and non-disabled. We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who bring difference.

If reading a brief is not the best way for you to process information or you need the brief in an alternative format, please contact Rachael Burton: or leave a voicemail on 0117 370 8873. Please be aware the team will not be working between 19 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021 and will respond as soon as possible after those dates.

We will be holding 30 minute surgeries with the team on Thu 21 and Fri 22 Jan 2021 to talk through your idea or ask any questions before you apply. You can book a surgery slot here.

Bristol+Bath Creative R+D is a first-of-a-kind collaboration between Watershed and the region’s four universities - UWE BristolBath Spa University, the University of Bath and the University of Bristol.

Closing Date: Thursday, 4 February 2021 - 10:00

PDF icon expandedperformanceprototypebrief.pdf

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