Playable City Award 2015 – deadline 7 April 2015

Creatives from around the world are invited to propose distinctive ideas that put people and play at the heart of the Future City. All over the world governments and tech companies are investing in smart systems for cities, using communication networks and sensors to join up services, collect data and make efficiencies. The Playable City Award asks us to imagine how we might use these same technologies to make our cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative. The winning proposal will be installed in Bristol, UK for the public to play in autumn 2015.

The Award includes:

Award of £30,000
A trip to Tokyo in October 2015 to share learning from the Award as part of Watershed and British Council’s Playable City Tokyo programme
Practical support in producing the work
Connection with the Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed in Bristol
Development of touring and future opportunities
Documentation of the work

Who should apply?

We are looking for artists, designers, architects, urbanists, interaction designers, technologists and creative practitioners who can demonstrate a history of delivering high quality, innovative practice. Individuals or teams can apply.

Full details on the award, how to apply, assessment criteria, and the judgment process can be found at

On 18th March there will be a live twitter chat for applicants to @PlayableCity

If you have any questions after reading the overview and FAQs, then feel free to get in touch via:

/ 0117 9275189