Magazine article Screen International

Five VR, AR Projects Receive Funding from Arts Council England Scheme

Magazine article Screen International

Five VR, AR Projects Receive Funding from Arts Council England Scheme

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The successful projects have all graduated from Digital Catapult and Arts Council England’s CreativeXR programme.

The projects have received the funding from Digital Catapult and Arts Council England.

Five UK virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) projects have been awarded funding through CreativeXR, an initiative from Digital Catapult and Arts Council England.

The five projects will receive a total amount of £350,000, alongside match funding and support from a range of creative technology and cultural organisations.

They were chosen from a first round which saw 20 teams develop prototypes; the chosen five will now be able to further develop their projects, making them publicly available.

The successful projects are:

* Fatherland by Limbik, Norwich & Portsmouth: An interactive theatre experience using real-time motion capture and VR technology that brings to life the journey of a son and father coming to terms with dementia and disembodiment in a modern world. Completed in partnership with University of Portsmouth and The National Theatre

* Immersive Histories by All Seeing Eye Ltd, Stroud: An immersive VR experience allowing an audience to physically step into history and experience the famous ‘Dambusters’ mission from on board Guy Gibson’s Lancaster. …

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