21 January 2014

Bryn Oh Receives Grant from the OAC

Canadian artist Bryn Oh announced today that she has been awarded a substantial media arts grant from the Ontario Arts Council—Le Conseil des arts de l’Ontario (OAC), doubling the support of her previous OAC grant in 2011. "This new grant will support, among other things, the creation of a machinima for Imogen and the Pigeons which recently closed on Immersiva. Much of the application focused on...previously created machinima for Standby as well as the single room within Imogen and the Pigeons that I filmed called Juniper." (Visit her website to view these and other machinima.)

It is encouraging to see public arts funding earmarked for the support of creativity in virtual worlds. And it's also important to note that these grants are awarded based on the recommendations of peer reviewers—established artists whose expertise is highly respected, and who sift through hundreds of competing proposals. Congrats to Bryn on this achievement.

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