The “VRHAM! Academy ” aims at students and young professionals (up to 2 years after graduation) in the field of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality to facilitate the exchange between the aspiring artists from diverse backgrounds as well as networking with establishes artists and professionals in their respective fields. VRHAM! Academy 2020 wanta to create a concentrated atmosphere where talents can exchange their experiences, see the current state of developments, get in contact with established experts, professional and educational institutions and artistic venues and thus to form a long-term stable network within the Hamburg and international XR-scene.
The Academy includes an exclusive invitation to the VRHAM! Pre-Opening 2020 (4 June 2020) as well as the Grand Festival Opening (5 June 2020), free entrance to the exhibition of the VRHAM! Festival 2020 on June 5 to 7 2020, tickets for the live-performances, visits of the discourse-panels as well as special functions exclusively designed for the Academy-participants such as networking-events, guided tours with cooperation partner, etc.
The applicant must, at the time of the VRHAM! Academy, be enrolled at a university or equivalent institution or the applicants graduation must not date back more than two years. Covering the travel expenses to/from Hamburg and the expenses for accommodation during the VRHAM! Academy 2020 falls into responsibility of the applicant. The costs stated must be covered by the applicant, the applicants educational institution or a funding opportunity. VRHAM! Festival will support the application for travel and/or accommodation grants by official Letters of Invitation (LOI).
The application phase has started on March 2nd an ends on April 12th. Details about how to apply can be found here.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)