Creative Cluster

StoryFutures Creative Cluster creates and helps fund R&D projects with creative businesses in the 'Gateway Cluster region' immediately to London's west.

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StoryFutures Academy delivers cutting edge training in immersive technology and immersive storytelling for the traditional screen industries nationwide.

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Co-Production Funding

Our co-production funding is aimed at helping the UK's world-leading storytelling talent and companies form multi-skilled teams in the production of immersive experiences with a clear path to audience.

Working closely with XR content commissioners, we develop challenges. We then help screen industry talent and companies to respond to those challenges and develop original high quality prototypes, via workshops and mentoring.

Combined with this we offer access to our technical facilities and staff, leading talent, R&D audience and business modelling support.

We will open a number of specific co-production calls and we are also open to work with partners who can co-fund innovative storytelling experiences.

Our co-production funding may support projects that include:

  • New forms of storytelling (fiction or non-fiction)
  • New forms of interactive entertainment
  • New forms of game

Content produced will vary in format but be delivered using:

  • Virtual reality (including 360 video) technology
  • Augmented/Mixed reality technology
  • Immersive audio technology

Please note, we do not support individual filmmakers, games developers or talent via co-production funding

__Images from 'Common Ground', directed by Darren Emerson


To apply you'll need to meet the following requirements:

  • Match funding: We can invest up to £100,000 in individual projects, with a minimum match-funding requirement.
  • Routes to Audience: Co-production partners must have defined demographics and routes to audience via either footfall or digital reach.
  • Research Data: Subject to commercial confidentiality, co-production partners must allow the anonymised use of data for academic and industry facing research publications.
  • Leverage: Above match-funding, a co-production partner will also be asked to provide further resource including administrative support, appropriate access to staff time, facilities and equipment.
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