Grants for immersive experience pioneers being awarded by Engadget Alternate Realities, application now open

in Immersive, Technology

Do you have an idea for the next big immersive experience? Engadget is offering the chance to make your vision a reality through an exciting new grant program.

Engadget Alternate Realities is awarding five lucky artists, entertainers, filmmakers, and musicians with a grant of $100,000 each to work toward the production of alternate reality. They were inspired after “Pokemon Go” became a phenomenon last summer, bringing virtual and augmented reality to the mainstream. The team behind Engadget Alternate Realities knew “we were ready for new ways of looking at the world.”

Engadget feels that immersive experiences are only limited right now because the artists and entertainers with new VR and AR ideas don’t have full access to the technology needed to bring their ideas to life. Those selected for the grant will have their work funded and showcased, and it give creators a chance to engage with a real audience.

In addition, on November 16, The Engadget Experience will bring together some of the brightest talent in arts, entertainment, and technology to explore the challenges faced by creative pioneers. The one-day event in Los Angeles features interviews, talks, screenings, and installations.

A short documentary series about the grant committee and the selected artists will also debut at The Engadget Experience.

What would you do with a $100,000 grant from Engadget? Dream up your perfect immersive experience and submit your application now on the Engadget website.

Hurry — the deadline is June 30.