$4,254,162 in Grants for Creative Technologists

The best grants for filmmakers, creative coders, game developers, designers, makers, and new media artists of all kinds

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What are the best grants for creative technologists?

In this article we share a curated list of the best grants for XR designers, new media artists, filmmakers, creative coders, game developers, designers, makers, new media artists, and creative technologists of all kinds. By no means is this an exhaustive list, but it does represent a sizable opportunity with over $4,000,000 in funding. Please email me at grants@artizen.fund to suggest new grants to add or corrections.


Featured Grant

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


Rolling Applications

Catapult Film Fund

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Documentary, Narrative Film, Animation

The Sloan Distribution Grant

AWARD: $50,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Documentary, Feature Film, Mathematics, Science, Sci/Fi, Technology

StoryFutures: Development Funding

AWARD: £10,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United Kingdom
FOCUS: XR, Narrative Film, Animation

nDreams VR Developers Fund

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

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States
FOCUS: XR, Video Art, Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation New Media Grants

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

NYC Media Lab’s Combine

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: New York City, United States
FOCUS: XR, AI, Immersive Theater, Entrepreneurship, Emerging Media

Epic Mega Grant

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

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Technology, Data, Journalism


Upcoming Deadlines

Leonardo CripTech Incubator

AWARD: $11,000
DEADLINE: May 15
REGION: United States, California
FOCUS: Disability, Access, Technology, Design, Art

McColl Center for Art + Innovation Residency

AWARD: $6,000
DEADLINE: May 15
REGION: United States, North Carolina
FOCUS: Interdisciplinary, Social Practice, Technology, Design, Art

Biennale College Cinema - VR | Italia

AWARD: €60,000
DEADLINE: May 20
REGION: Italy
FOCUS: XR

Unity for Humanity

AWARD: $25,000
DEADLINE: June 1
REGION: International
FOCUS: BIPOC, Social Justice, Real-Time, Interactive, Video Games, VR/AR

National Endowment for the Humanities: Digital Projects for the Public

AWARD: $30,000
DEADLINE: June 9
REGION: United States
FOCUS: XR

Open Immersion II

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: June 29
REGION: Canada
FOCUS: XR, 360

UNICEF Innovation Fund

AWARD: $100,000
DEADLINE: July 1
REGION: Middle East, Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Pacific, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Europe, Central Asia, Latin America, Caribbean
FOCUS: XR

Sundance Institute | Stars Collective Granting Fund

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: July 16
REGION: International
FOCUS: Animation, AR/VR, BIPOC, Documentary, Feature Film, Indigenous People, Short Film, Women

Grant Programme Immerse\Interact

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

Biennale College Cinema - VR | International

AWARD: €60,000
DEADLINE: November 4
REGION: International
FOCUS: XR

Canada Media Fund
Accelerator Partnership Program (Experimental Stream)

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