StoryLab call: Immersive experiences for a new Children’s Palace in Shenzhen, China

  • StoryFutures
  • November 12th 2020
Applications now open

StoryFutures is looking to appoint 6 creative immersive companies in the London and Gateway Cluster region for a tight turn-around export and R&D programme. This is a paid development opportunity, with fees covering company participation in workshops and the delivery of proposals aligned to a series of specific briefs. Appointed companies will work alongside StoryFutures specialists and leading design studio HKD to explore the practicalities of designing and exporting immersive cultural experiences into the Chinese market. The programme provides not only research-led insights on the Chinese immersive market, but also the opportunity to benefit from HKD’s significant track record of success in this region, opening up export potential for selected companies.

The programme’s focus will be on developing a number of immersive experiences for a new Children’s Palace that will open in Shenzhen in 2023. We are looking for companies who have experience of immersive production AND can evidence experience of any of the following:

  • working with cultural institutions
  • creating location-based experiences
  • exporting IP, exhibits or interactives to overseas territories

All selected companies must attend at least 6 hours of virtual workshops from November 23 onwards and commit to producing a pitch proposal or series of proposals as part of the programme by December 7.

On Offer: StoryFutures will pay £750 per company for participation throughout the workshop and development process. A £500 fee will be paid for each proposal and set of deliverables received per brief. Proposals will then be judged and those selected to go forward beyond Dec 7 will need to enter into an agreement with HKD around their subsequent use.

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