Meta/Africa No Filter Future Africa Grant for Extended Reality Creators ($30,000 grant)

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Application Deadline: January 7th, 2022

Africa No Filter, in partnership with Electric South, Imisi 3D and Meta, invites Extended Reality Creators to apply for grants of up to $30,000 to support the production and development of new content. In a bid to support a thriving XR Ecosystem, Africa No Filter will be commissioning work which uses immersive technology to tell exciting stories about Africa. Grantees will be supported with on-going mentorship and production support by Electric South and will also have the opportunity to showcase their projects in a virtual or in-person showcase.


The programme will provide grants, mentorship, and support VR storytellers to develop new and compelling content about Africa. Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds is part of Meta’s focus on immersive technologies and ANF’s investment in innovative storytelling that shifts negative stereotypes about Africa.

Requirements:

• Applicant must be at least 18 years old

• Must be living on the continent and be of African descent

• Must have previous experience with  XR content creation and at least 1 completed XR project

• Must have a portfolio of work accessible online

• Proposed project must be completed within 6 months

• Applicant must be available on the dates below if selected

Types of Projects

  • 360 Video
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augumented Reality
  • Mixed Reality


Selected Grantees will also be invited to virtually attend Electric South’s Creators Lab in February 2022.

Timeline:

  • Application Opens: December 6th 2021
  • Application Deadline: January 7th 2022
  • Applicants Contacted on Outcome: January 24th 2022
  • Grants Program Begins: February 13th 2-22
  • Grants Program Ends: August 13th 2022
  • Grantee Showcase: August 2022 (TBC)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Meta/Africa No Filter Future Africa Grant

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