R&D Funding for Digital Storytelling, supported by the Northern Film School

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The Electric Press

14 Great George Street

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Explore R&D funding opportunities for the creative screen industries of Yorkshire and the Humber, and develop your networks and connections.

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XR Stories, the new R&D partnership for the Yorkshire and Humber screen industries is investing in new research and development in world-leading, innovative digital storytelling to grow the Yorkshire and Humber screen economy and boost its contribution to the UK’s creative sector.

Leeds Beckett University and the Northern Film School are kindly hosting a small gathering of industry SMEs and academic colleagues to learn more about XR Stories' R&D funding, make new industry and academic connections, and discuss the potential for this funding to contribute to the growth of the screen industries in Yorkshire and the Humber.

The event will be valuable to screen industries organisations in Yorkshire and The Humber looking to grow their businesses and who would benefit from focused resource for R&D to develop their ideas and approaches.

About XR Stories and our R&D funding

XR Stories is set up to understand and exploit the potential of immersive and interactive technologies for storytelling, XR Stories is one of nine R&D partnerships supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and forms part of the Creative Industries Cluster Research and Development Programme, a core pillar in the Government’s Industrial Strategy. XR Stories is led by the University of York in partnership with Screen Yorkshire and the BFI.

XR Stories has a collaborative R&D Fund with £4 million as partnership investment to support SMEs collaborating with researchers on R&D challenges; provide flexible academic researcher support; internship support for students working with XR Stories partner companies; academic and industry work placements; and studentship funding for longer PhD or Masters by Research projects. As partnership investment the Fund will help lever a total investment of £15 million across the region.

As part of the fund, the first open call targets small, collaborative R&D projects which can access £5k-£30k to explore a number of challenge areas: narrative experiences for the second screen; storytelling in VR; interactive and immersive storyworlds; interactive and responsive narratives; tools to deliver narrative; and data and AI to shape narrative content creation and delivery.

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The Electric Press

14 Great George Street

Leeds

LS1 3DW

United Kingdom

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