$3,233,327 in Grants for Gamers

The best grants for game developers, e-sports players, designers, and indie game makers of all kinds

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What are the best grants for gamers?

In this article we share a curated list of the best grants for game developers, e-sports players, designers, and indie game makers of all kinds. By no means is this an exhaustive list, but it does represent a sizable opportunity with over $3,233,327 in funding. Please email me at grants@artizen.fund to suggest new grants to add or corrections.


Featured Grants

Transformations Grant

AWARD: up to $3,000
DEADLINE: Quarterly, next deadline is July 30, 2021
REGION: International
FOCUS: future of the performing arts, technology, immersive Zoom productions, Audio-First, VR/AR/XR, games, production with a targeted need, such as prototype development, asset creation, or cast salaries

Miramar Creative Centre Grant

AWARD: Up to $5,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: New Zealand
FOCUS: Creative Technologists, Films, Games, Apps, VR/AR Experiences and more

Femme Futures Grant

AWARD: $2,500 - $5,000
DEADLINE: Quarterly, next deadline is July 30, 2021
REGION: International
FOCUS: Female XR artists. All formats, genres, and categories of immersive projects will be considered including XR films, games, apps, art, entertainment, and more


Rolling Applications

nDreams VR Developers Fund

AWARD: $2,000,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: XR, Games

Epic Mega Grant

AWARD: $500,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: XR

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation New Media Grants

AWARD: $50,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: XR, 360, New Media, Video Art

Film Victoria | Games Release

AWARD: $23,184
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: Australia, Victoria
FOCUS: Games, Marketing

Awesome Foundation

AWARD: $1,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: All art disciplines, Games, Community


Upcoming Deadlines

Film Victoria | Assigned Production Investment, Games

AWARD: $231,849
DEADLINE: June 30
REGION: Australia, Victoria
FOCUS: Games, XR

Games Lift Incubator

AWARD: $17,915
DEADLINE: July 26
REGION: Germany, Hamburg
FOCUS: XR, Games, Incubator

Snap Ghost Fellowship

AWARD: $150,000
DEADLINE: July 31
REGION: International
FOCUS: XR, Games, Entrepreneurship, Research

Grant Programme Immerse\Interact

AWARD: €1,000,000
DEADLINE: August 31
REGION: EU, Switzerland, EEA
FOCUS: XR, 360

Hamburg Prototype Funding

AWARD: $95,545
DEADLINE: October 18
REGION: Germany, Hamburg
FOCUS: Games, Indie

1,000 Dreams Fund | Twitch Broadcaster Grant

AWARD: $1,500
DEADLINE: November 20
REGION: International
FOCUS: Games, Indie, Streamer

Canada Media Fund
Accelerator Partnership Program (Experimental Stream)

AWARD: $30,000
DEADLINE: Feb 22, 2022
REGION: Canada
FOCUS: XR, New Media, Experimental Media