Applications open for the third round of Create NSW/ABC’s 360 Vision VR initiative


Create NSW and the ABC have once again teamed up to offer VR practitioners funding via the 360 Vision Virtual Reality Development Initiative, with a continued commitment from both to support up to six teams with $20,000 each.

Proposals are sought for applications across all types of genres and formats, with companion projects to already established works welcome in addition to entirely new projects. Submissions will be accepted for projects at all stages of development, whether from established or emerging practitioners, however all applicant teams must have at least one NSW-based key creative (writer, producer or director) attached.

Create NSW acting director screen investment, engagement and attraction Sally Regan said: “This development initiative is a fantastic opportunity that, given the incredible scope of the VR realm, really gives teams the permission to be as imaginative as they can.

“So far across the two years, we’ve supported projects including murder conspiracies and investigations, adventures with prehistoric marine creatures as well as refugee experiences and an extension of the ABC series Deadlock. The sky is most definitely the limit with this one and that is a marvellous thing indeed.”

ABC acting director entertainment & specialist Michael Carrington said: “Virtual reality technologies promise to transform the art of immersive storytelling in the digital age. The ABC is proud to play a role in telling that story by helping Australian VR practitioners create immersive and engaging content for audiences across the country, now and into the future.

“This emerging content will enable us to not only tell distinctive stories but to put viewers inside those stories, giving them an active role in what they see and hear,” he said.

Applications close January 7 2019. Guidelines applications here.