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XR Stories

XR Stories is a new £15 million arts investment by AHRC, The University of York, BFI and Screen Yorkshire – along with a wide range of creative and cultural industries partners and Yorkshire Universities. XR Stories is set up to provide research and development funding to push forward the potential of immersive and interactive technologies for digital storytelling.

Funded as one of the nine Creative Industry Cluster investments from AHRC and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, XR Stories has the overarching ambition to make the Yorkshire and Humber region the UK’s centre of expertise in digital screen storytelling.

We are proud to be a key strategic partner of the project, and have already collaborated on their official launch of XR Stories, where we invited Mechanical Techno wizard, Graham Dunning and Leeds-based DJ Andrew Devine to perform at York’s 14th century listed building, The Hospitium.

In the future we will be collaborating with XR Stories on a variety of of immersive and interactive storytelling projects, working together to accelerate the growth of the Yorkshire and Humber screen industries cluster, and raise the national and international profile of UK screen industries. Watch this space…

“We’re so excited to be partnering with XR Stories over the coming years and are delighted we could help develop the successful bid. The project shows what’s already going on in the region, and has the potential and opportunity to take it to the next level.”

Tom Higham

Creative Director, York Mediale

To find out more about XR Stories please visit