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Unlocking the creative potential of immersive content

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CreativeXR gives creative talent the opportunity to experiment with immersive technologies to create new experiences that inspire audiences

Focused on the creative industries, particularly the arts and culture sector; the programme gives the best creative teams the opportunity to develop concepts and prototypes of immersive content (virtual, augmented and mixed reality). The programme offers access to early stage finance, facilities, industry leaders and commissioning bodies, and the opportunity to pitch for further development funding. The programme has been developed by Digital Catapult and Arts Council England, with support from Innovate UK.

CreativeXR applications opening soon

Following the success of the first year of the programme, Digital Catapult and Arts Council England are pleased to announce that CreativeXR will once again be accepting applicants in 2019.

Please register your interest below to receive the application once it is live in mid-January. In the meantime please, check out the brief and FAQs.

Benefits

Benefits of CreativeXR

Designed for small businesses, creative innovators, and arts and culture organisations capable of producing immersive content (virtual, augmented and mixed reality), CreativeXR offers:

Prototype Funding

Up to £20k to develop your immersive prototype

Expertise

Access to a network of industry experts, high calibre peers and commissioning bodies

Facilities

Free use of the Immersive Labs in Belfast, Brighton, London and North East Tees Valley*

*For the duration of the programme, subject to programme start and end dates and lab availability

Workshops

Focused workshops to help develop your concept and pitch

Pitch

Opportunity to pitch at final commissioner showcase

Development Funding

Chance to secure funding for further development

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2018 - 2019 Selected Teams

July 2018: Digital Catapult and Arts Council England announce the projects successful in achieving further funding from CreativeXR. The 2018 – 2019 funded projects are:

Immersive Histories

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When Something Happens

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Traitor

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Common Ground

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Fatherland

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Register interest

Register interest

Applications for CreativeXR are opening soon, please register your interest in the programme below and we’ll let you know when the Open Call is live.

Application information

2018 cohort

2018 – 2019 Selected Teams

In 2018 – 2019 CreativeXR supported 20 teams in building prototypes for immersive content. For the full list click ”See All”.

CreativeXR 2018 – 2019 Partners

The programme has been developed by Digital Catapult and Arts Council England with support from Innovate UK, and in association with Immerse UK.

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Digital Catapult is a technology…

Digital Catapult is a technology innovation centre that unlocks digital growth in the UK economy. It works with companies of all sizes to transform their businesses by accelerating the practical application of digital innovation. We bridge the gap between research and industry, finding the right technologies to solve problems, increase productivity and open up new markets faster.

Digital Catapult connects experts with established enterprises, start-up and scale-up businesses, and researchers to discover new ways of solving big technological challenges in the digital manufacturing and creative industries.

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Arts Council England champions, develops…

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2015 and 2018, we plan to invest £1.1 billion of public money from government and an estimated £700 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.

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