Open from today to Western Australia’s creative pioneers, the new Interactive Pilot Fund will grow the local virtual reality, augmented reality and video games industries.
Committing $100,000, the fund is a welcome injection into Western Australia’s innovative interactive projects, creating new job opportunities for the local creative industry.
The new announcement follows Western Australia’s previous investment in the State’s first mixed reality festival this July, XR:WA.
The Interactive Pilot Fund is delivered by Screenwest, with funding support from Lotterywest. For more information, or to apply, head to the Screenwest website.
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman commented on the new fund;
“The digital interactive, virtual reality, augmented reality and video games industries are experiencing a period of worldwide growth and improvement in accessibility.
“As these types of interactive technologies are relatively up-and-coming here in Western Australia, it’s clear our local creatives are well and truly punching above their weight.
“Through this fund and our investment in the upcoming XR:WA festival, I’m delighted that the McGowan Government is giving Western Australian talent a ‘power up’ so that they will be better equipped to take part in the game.”