Live funding

The GLoW3 artist’s programme seeks applications from artists working at the cutting-edge of emerging Web 3.0 technologies to produce and present a new artwork which will feature in a major new exhibition in London in 2024.

The Creative AI Music & Audio Pilot Projects Fund is open to all creatives in Scotland and we are looking to support small scale rapid R&D projects that explore Creative AI in the context of music and audio. We are asking for proposals up to £5k, and are hoping to fund 10 projects through this call which will create new Minimum Viable Products (MVPs)

The Space 2023 Commissioning Round

Closes on 29 June 2023

Arts and cultural organisations based in England, including museums, libraries, community organisations and local councils with a cultural project, can apply for a digital commission of up to £15,000 (excluding VAT).

The Prototyping, Impact and Acceleration (PIA) R&D funding call is an opportunity for research staff at UK universities to bid for up to £10,000 to develop new ideas and complete existing research related to Virtual Production (VP) and the themes of XR Network+.

The Embedded R&D funding call is an opportunity for research staff at UK universities to bid for up to £60,000 to explore the transfer of knowledge between academia and industry in areas aligned with Virtual Production (VP).

Apply for funding to lead a consortium to deliver a new three-year creative research and development innovation programme, XRtists. You will support the adoption and implementation of creative immersive technologies within the arts and culture sector across the UK. The full economic cost (FEC) of your project can be up to £6,000,000.

Augment the City – XR funding competiton

Closes on 1 September 2023

Major new funding competition to support local SMEs to innovate in immersive technologies to enhance the visitor experience in Belfast.

UK Global Screen Fund

Closes on 31 December 2023

The UK Global Screen Fund (UKGSF) is designed to boost international development, production, distribution, and promotional opportunities for the UK’s independent screen sector. International Business Development strand closes 6th July 2023. Other strands are open to applications, mostly on a rolling basis.

Audience of the Future

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About Audience of the Future

What is the £33m Audience of the Future Challenges and how is it supporting the creative immersive tech sector to grow?


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Audience of the Future Beneficiaries

Find out more about the projects that have successfully applied for Audience of the Future Challenge funding.


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Previous Competitions

Find out more about closed Audience of the Future competitions.


Funding resources

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Find the right funding and investment to suit their needs and suit their product life-cycle and company stages by using our comprehensive guide to private and public investment sources.

The London Business Hub’s Investment Readiness Programme helps to guide London-based, early-stage founders, especially from underrepresented groups, on how to access external finance. 

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Applying for public funding or private investment can seem daunting and at times confusing. We can support you by giving you a range of resources and practical tips to help you develop…