Call for Fellows in Data

Millenium Constellations - Photography by Jack Offord

South West Creative Technology Network is recruiting for 24 Data Fellows.
This is a flexible, part-time and paid opportunity for people from industry, academia, as well as those in the early stages of their careers who are interested in the future of Data. We will support fellows during a 10 month programme to think deeply about the potentials, challenges and opportunities in this area. This is a unique and exciting chance to step back from commercial, academic or career pressures, and focus on new and innovative areas of research, exploration and collaboration.Fellowships run from April 2020 to Jan 2021
Candidates must have a meaningful relationship to South West England
Fellowships are part-time
Each Fellow receives £12k

Data is information, and data is everywhere. Data and how it’s used consistently influences our choices and opinions, raising questions about data governance, responsibility and ethics. Those who create, collect, collate, hold, trade and preserve data are now in a very powerful position. The creative industries and creative technologies are central to this new world, and how they respond to it’s challenges and opportunities are crucial to this call.

We are looking for people to explore the frontiers of data, to ask: What already exists? What’s new and what’s good in data? Where are the gaps in the market and in our knowledge? What are the challenges? What opportunities are out there? What are the possibilities? Come and join us as a paid Fellow.

Fellowships run from April 2020 through to January 2021, with most time commitment required in the first three months (April to June 2020).

Each Fellow will receive a £12k bursary to support time and research costs; they will get support and mentoring from Producing teams and Creative Technologists from Watershed and Kaleider; and they will become part of a diverse cohort of Data Fellows who they can bounce ideas off.

How to apply?

Please read the full Data Fellowship Briefing
We will continue to update our FAQs:
FAQ for Academic/Industry Applicants
FAQ for New Talent Applicants

Get in touch with Melissa Blackburn, Producer at Watershed on if you have any questions or want to talk to us over the phone or on Skype.

Deadline for applications:5pm on 9 December 2019
Every applicant will hear from us by:24 January 2020
Interviews will be held between:3-5 February 2020

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 welcome applications from BAME, LGBTQI, Deaf and disabled practitioners.

Applications are made using the online form, which you can access by clicking hereFellowship BriefingIndustry & Academic FAQNew Talent FAQApply