Hosted by Rural Media, Award-winning VR creator, Podcast host and TEDx Speaker Alex Ruhl gives an overview of the VR storytelling landscape on September 15th, covering:

  • What ideas work best in VR

  • How to get VR stories to audiences

  • A Q&A with Alex via the Youtube chat facility

  • Details of our Invisible Arts Network £12.5k VR commission and how to apply

A VR Sorytelling Funding Opportunity

Attendees to this initial session will be given the opportunity to pitch ideas for a regional VR commission, with the successful shortlisted ideas being invited to a further 3 VR development workshops to develop their applications for one £12.5k regional VR commission.

Our panel will shortlist 12 ideas judged on a range of criteria. Successful applicants must be available to attend development workshops on :

  • 13th Oct 10.00am – 2.00pm

  • 20th Oct 10.00am – 2.00pm

  • 3rd Nov 10.00am -2.00pm


Artists can only attend if they have a Herefordshire, Worcestershire or Shropshire postcode. In order to be eligible to apply for the £12.5K commission, artists need to attend the initial session on 15th September AND be available for the above dates.

Unsuccessful applicants will also be given access to the course materials but won’t be eligible to apply for the commission.

Key dates and deadlines are:

  • 15th September – Initial session with Alex Ruhl

  • 1st Oct – 500 word creative VR pitches deadline

  • 8th Oct – Selections panel

  • 11th Oct – Successful applicants notified

  • Development Workshop 1 – 13th Oct

  • Development Workshop 2 – 20th Oct

  • Development Workshop 3 – 3rd Nov

  • 22nd Nov – Full application deadline

  • 29th Nov – Section panel

  • 1st Dec – Successful commission announced

How to Attend


Book your place here.

**To participate in the Q&A via the Youtube chat facility and get the full experience, please make sure to watch the VR webinar in Youtube and not on Eventbrite. If you’re having trouble, click here instead.**




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