Creative Cluster

StoryFutures Creative Cluster creates and helps fund R&D projects with creative businesses in the Gateway Cluster and Greater London.

Find out more

International

StoryFutures is gearing up to launch brand new projects worldwide, stay tuned

Find out more

News from StoryFutures and StoryFutures Academy

News of our activities and regular briefings on what is important at the intersection of tech, story and education. Sign up to our monthly newsletter or simply browse the articles below.

The National Gallery Art & Science of Nature Challenge
The National Gallery Art & Science of Nature Challenge

StoryFutures International, February 9th 2021

StoryFutures and The National Gallery invite applications from SMEs to develop an immersive prototype that will increase The National Gallery's appeal to family visitors as well as to Chinese tourists and nationals.

Read more
Artists Chart New Creative Paths in UK-Canada Immersive Exchange
Artists Chart New Creative Paths in UK-Canada Immersive Exchange

StoryFutures Academy, February 8th 2021

Artists are nothing if not resourceful. COVID-19 may have put everyone’s plans on hold, but imaginative thinkers have always come up with creative ways to overcome their limitations. That innovative spirit is now fuelling the UK-Canada Immersive Exchange, which kicked off in November 2020.

Read more
StoryFutures Kickstart Funding: Supporting the next generation of immersive storytelling
StoryFutures Kickstart Funding: Supporting the next generation of immersive storytelling

StoryFutures Academy, January 25th 2021

Launched to support early-stage project research and development to create immersive projects across AR, VR, and MR platforms, applications are invited for StoryFutures Kickstart funding by midnight on Thursday 4th February 2021.

Read more
StoryFutures Panel: Beta version of immersive audience testing platform launches
StoryFutures Panel: Beta version of immersive audience testing platform launches

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, January 19th 2021

Research participants required: We need your feedback on a pilot #AR app focused on retro-collecting. Receive a £15 voucher on full completion. Research conducted by @StoryFutures , based at @RoyalHolloway , University of London. *iPhone only

Read more
R&D Seed Funding Call - Now Open
R&D Seed Funding Call - Now Open

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, December 18th 2020

Now accepting expressions of interest from SMEs to work on R&D projects with academic experts

Read more
StoryFutures Academy Announces Second Kickstart Funding Call
StoryFutures Academy Announces Second Kickstart Funding Call

StoryFutures Academy, December 11th 2020

StoryFutures Academy has launched a new call for proposals for immersive prototypes. The call aims to give creatives who have attended a StoryFutures Academy workshop or introductory lab, the chance to further their knowledge and get stuck into making a new piece of content with a grant of up to £10,000.

Read more
Exit through the virtual gift-shop
Exit through the virtual gift-shop

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, December 3rd 2020

Smartify launches in-app shop to support museums, made possible with innovation support from StoryFutures.

Read more
Participants Announced for UK-Canadian Co-Production Programme for Immersive Storytelling
Participants Announced for UK-Canadian Co-Production Programme for Immersive Storytelling

StoryFutures Academy, November 26th 2020

24 creatives from Canada and the UK have been selected for the UK-Canada Immersive Exchange. Twenty-four participants – 12 from Canada and 12 from the UK – were chosen from nearly 500 applications.

Read more
EM3 LEP gives £1m boost to StoryFutures' business network impacted by COVID-19
EM3 LEP gives £1m boost to StoryFutures' business network impacted by COVID-19

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, November 25th 2020

Enterprise M3 LEP has invested £900,000 in StoryFutures to help SMEs in the immersive and creative tech sectors recover and thrive following the impact of COVID-19.

Read more
Seed Funding R&D Call
Seed Funding R&D Call

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, November 18th 2020

StoryFutures is excited to announce a seed funding call to enable up to 8 new collaborative projects between academic experts and SMEs based in our region. We have £8k available for each project to be split between the academic and the company.

Read more