May 28, 2023

Display screen Australia has introduced the creation of the First Nations Recreation Studio fund, with functions already open.

Asserting the initiative yesterday, the funding physique stated it would assist studios “at the moment working and primarily underneath the management and inventive management of First Nations individuals.”

The fund will notably be focusing on established studios that “invested in making a culturally protected house for First Nations individuals to develop their abilities in sport improvement.”

As much as two First Nations studios will obtain funds, which can signify as much as AU$150,000 per yr for 2 years.

Display screen Australia’s head of First Nations Angela Bates commented: “The First Nations Recreation Studio fund is the primary of its variety on a nationwide scale and we’re proud to additional our dedication to supporting First Nations creatives in telling genuine tales throughout so many platforms for the display.

“It’s a improbable alternative for First Nations sport studios to construct their companies and create video games that can lower by way of and set up a spot inside this billion-dollar international business.”

Earlier this yr, Display screen Australia introduced AU$1.5 million in funding for 11 titles through its Video games: Growth Pack Fund. The latter has funded 41 video games with AU$5.5 million since its creation in March 2022.

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