Ideal candidates for the WISE Accelerator will be existing projects at an early stage of development, with the following attributes:
Established for at least two years;
A significant and growing number of beneficiaries or customers;
A record of activities with a product or service that has been successfully implemented and beyond proof of concept;
Existing, stable revenues, and new opportunities for growth;
A dedicated team, with an established physical space or office;
Deep knowledge of the market/education context and of their beneficiaries’ or customers’ needs;
Clear future objectives and motivation to develop further;
Good understanding of the project’s current challenges in scaling.
Projects from all sectors and regions of the world are invited to apply for the WISE Accelerator.
The WISE Accelerator is a program designed to support the development of innovative projects in the field of education. Selected projects receive the guidance and expertise of qualified mentors and partners who provide effective strategies and practical support for their further development.
Creative Producers International is a new world-wide talent development programme led by Watershed, which will provide fifteen Creative Producers from across the globe with the skills they need to become the city change-makers of the future.
Successful participants will gain the skills and abilities to have a new kind of conversation with city leaders and keep art at the heart of decision making. They will transform how their community engages with city futures and deliver ground-breaking projects at the intersection of creativity, technology and public space.
The result will be a diverse group of people and cities who influence, challenge and support each other, and have sustainable routes for sharing their knowledge and innovation all over the world. The programme will run from the beginning of October 2017 to the end of December 2019.
The successful Producers will receive a £2,000 bursary every year for three years plus travel, accommodation and per diems to attend events in Bristol and Tokyo, a £5,000 ideas development fund, training, mentoring, support throughout and lots more.