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Narrative XR Lab

Narrative XR Lab is a creative lab at Visual Arena, where artistic storytelling in Extended Reality (XR) is developed and explored.

Here, graphic designers, screenwriters, game developers, project managers, directors and programmers get access to technology and guidance from experts to develop an XR idea.

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We are currently accepting applications for Narrative XR Lab

  • As assumed, you meet about once a week for supervision in XR in the form of practical and theoretical workshops
  • The lab runs between the middle of October - the end of December
  • Last day of application, October 12 
  • The admission decision will be communicated on the 16th of October. 
  • Apply further down the page!

Extended Reality (XR), which includes media such as VR, AR & MR, is growing and being explored by more and more players. We are now looking for you who want to explore artistic storytelling in the medium, strengthen your skills and create ideas together in interdisciplinary groups consisting of directors / creators / artists, graphic designers / game developers and project managers.


Partners and financing


The Narrative XR Lab project is being implemented by Visual ArenaLindholmen Science Park i samarbete med Gothenburg Film Studios, RISE, HDK-ValandKulturförvaltningen, Västra Götalandsregionen, Högskolan i Skövde and Film&TV vid Lindholmen Science Park

This investment is possible thanks to support from Västra Götalandsregionens kulturnämnd

Workshop with Virtual Gothenburg Lab

Create with the support of industry leaders within XR.

In the groups you will work together to develop an idea but also get support from our project partners:

  • Gothenburg Film Studios 
    Gothenburg Film Studios will provide guidance for 360-degree video and virtual production, as well as plan and conduct lectures and practical workshops.
  • RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden 
    RISE will provide education and guidance in how storytelling and narrative can be facilitated through game and interactive technology. RISE will also make available equipment and methodologies related to these areas.
  • HDK-Valand – Högskolan för konst och design, Göteborgs universitet
    HDK-Valand will be active in the work around workshops and curate seminars / panel discussions linked to VR.
  • Förvaltningen för kulturutvecklingen
    The administration for cultural development will create conditions for content and experiences in the project to be made available to a wider and larger audience in the form of seminars, presentations or open workshops.

  • Film & TV på Lindholmen
    Film & TV will be active in disseminating information about the project in their network. They will also enable your participants to submit your ideas to the funding announcements that Film & TV will carry out in the autumn of 2022.

  • Kultur i Halland, KiH
    Culture in Halland will contribute with its broad network in digital creation and find ways for further financing of parallel projects.

Apply and become a participant in Narrative XR Lab

Apply today! 

You get

You get guidance in how to work with storytelling in XR and how to work technically in 360-degree video and VR production. You will also take part in lectures, seminars and practical workshops that provide inspiration and knowledge about the outside world and the industry as well as what is required to create stories in XR and immersive media

In addition to supervision in the above techniques, you in multidisciplinary teams will create an XR idea with the support of knowledgeable experts in premises where equipment and technology are made available. With good knowledge of needs and technology, you will produce an idea presentation with a budget and financing plan that can be presented to industry and financiers with the hope that your idea will be realized after the end of the project.

We are looking for several people with a background like

  • Creator / writer / director - who is used to creating stories, concepts and leading artistic processes. With a background in performing arts, film, TV, or the gaming industry with narrative as the focus.
  • Producer / project manager - who has experience of producing TV, film, performing arts and / or games and can lead and drive work processes forward.
  • Developer / interaction designer - who is used to working with 3D tools, game engines and has a good understanding of interactivity and can model in 3D and create prototypes for different platforms.
  • Futurists / technicians

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