Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    WA creatives to power up with new interactive fund

    27/05/2019 7:00 AM
    • Interactive Pilot Fund opens today
    • Fund provides support to interactive, video games, virtual and augmented reality industries
    • $100,000 in funding available 

    A new $100,000 pilot fund opening today will give Western Australia's creative pioneers an opportunity to power up the virtual reality, augmented reality and video games industries.


    The Interactive Pilot Fund will invest in some of the State's most exciting interactive projects, which will contribute to the creation of jobs in the creative industries.


    The fund will allow local developers to hone and present their craft, and ensure they are competitive on the rapidly growing global market.


    Along with our investment in XR:WA, the State's first virtual reality festival that is coming up in July, the McGowan Government is providing significant support to these emerging industries.


    The Interactive Pilot Fund is delivered by Screenwest with funding support from Lotterywest. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.screenwest.com.au


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "The digital interactive, virtual reality, augmented reality and video games industries are experiencing a period of worldwide growth and improvement in accessibility.


    "As these types of interactive technologies are relatively up-and-coming here in Western Australia, it's clear our local creatives are well and truly punching above their weight.


    "Through this fund and our investment in the upcoming XR:WA festival, I'm delighted that the McGowan Government is giving Western Australian talent a 'power up' so that they will be better equipped to take part in the game."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400