StoryFutures Creative Cluster
StoryFutures works with businesses in the Gateway Cluster and Greater London to support and fund innovation in next-generation storytelling formats and technologies. The 'Gateway Cluster' lies immediately to the west of London.
We exist to fuel innovation and growth in immersive storytelling by sharing cutting-edge research with creative SMEs. We also foster collaborations between world-leading institutions, creative industries and sources of funding.
With joint commissioning partners like the National Gallery, BBC Studios and Heathrow Airport, we aim to innovate in story-form, evolve business models, develop data management processes, enhance audience experiences and help SMEs secure funding for growth.
We welcome interest in our programmes from companies across the breadth of the Gateway Cluster and Greater London. The Gateway Cluster is shown in blue on the map below.
For London-based companies, please note that our remit to support growth in the Gateway Cluster region:
1. Prioritises companies local to the region;
2. Is open to London-based applications able to demonstrate a willingness to collaborate and invest in the Cluster region. Examples of such commitments include hiring cluster-based subcontractors/freelancers, delivering workshops for cluster-based organisations, or offering support in other ways.
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You might be eligible. Please contact us for further detail.
Unfortunately, you’re outside the Cluster area. However, we welcome collaborations between companies inside and outside the cluster - so please join our mailing list below, to stay in touch with opportunities, meet the team and potential collaborators.
StoryFutures/Presents with Christian Cherene
July 1st 2020
BeAnotherLab is an interdisciplinary transnational group dedicated to understanding, communicating and expanding subjective experience as a means to facilitate action across identity faultlines. Since 2012 the group has used techniques derived from virtual reality, cognitive science and performance in developing innovative applications...Read more
StoryFutures/Presents with Jason Crouch
June 12th 2020
At the heart of theatre storytelling is the gathering together of audience and performers in this place, at that time. The word theatre itself is derived from the ancient Greek ‘viewing place’: so, theatre is defined not by architecture but by the action and intent of the people who assemble there. Theatre transforms and encompasses space...Read more
COVID-19: Useful links for companies in our network
April 27th 2020
We're continuing to support companies during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are actively compiling this list from external sources and partners relevant to the companies in our creative cluster. Find links to start-up support, industry resources, funding access and more.Download