The Sundance Institute has existed for over a decade, supporting independent artists working in areas of art, media, music, live performances and film, aiming to provide a network for collaborators and tutors who can provide invaluable connections for new creators. The New Frontier Story Lab is now accepting applications for creators who wish to join the program.
Applications will be open until 18th October, 2017 and are open to independent creators working in the intersection between art and technology, particularly augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and other immersive forms of storytelling.
Criteria for applying to join the program is as follows:
The project tells or co-creates a fiction, non-fiction or hybrid story (or stories).
The project provides one or more of the following points of entry (broadly defined): film, gaming, theater, music, visual arts, creative coding/robotics, comics, literature, design and web/mobile native arts.
The project innovates story design by using new technologies and platforms to enable the creation of story; OR designs that are exploring new methods of storytelling. The project is a work in progress with at least one component of its story design in advanced development.
Applicants must have completed some previous work in one or more fields related to their project.
International projects will be considered, but all project materials must be provided in English.
Successful applicants will be sent to the Sundance Resort in Utah for a week long intensive lab where there will be discussions, case study presentations and tutoring.
Further information can be found on the Sundance Institute website.
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