Oculus’ VR for Good initiative is accepting applications for the program’s third year.
The program, which aims to inspire positive social change through the use of VR, was initially launched in 2016 and has seen 20 content creators paired with various nonprofit organizations to “spread global awareness of important issues ranging from human trafficking and domestic abuse to marine conservation efforts, justice reform, and beyond,” according to the program website. Some of those projects have since been accepted to major film festivals, including SXSW and Tribeca.
Applications for its 2018 program are now open for interested independent creators and nonprofit organizations interested in pitching projects requiring funding and mentorship to come to fruition. The application period closes April 6, 2018. Applications will be judged on a number of factors, including the past experience and passion of the applicant.
Participants will be selected around May 20, and those selected will head to California June 6-8 to join Oculus for a summit of workshops, planning sessions and community building.