Applications Open: Black Immersive Creators Grant 2023

The Black Immersive Creators Grant is now accepting applications for 2023.

This grant will provide $10k to a stellar Black artist to help them create the immersive art of their dreams.

If you’re a Black immersive artist, we hope you’ll consider applying. If you know anyone who would be a good fit, please share this with them.

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About The Black Immersive Creators Grant

The Black Immersive Creators Grant is a cash award of $10,000 for US-based Black artists who are interested in creating immersive artwork.

The goal of this grant is to amplify Black voices in the immersive community.

The recipients of this grant will be Black-identifying creators who demonstrate a passion for creating immersive work. Whether they have an existing portfolio or not, create only immersive work or create this art in addition to other work and life priorities, our hope is that this grant will aid the cultivation and growth of inspired immersive art by Black creators to broaden and encourage diversity in the industry.

Applications Are Open

Applications for the next grant cycle are now open.

The deadline to apply is April 30th at 10pm PST.

This award is for the production of a new original immersive project, or a new sequel or enhancement to an existing project. Completed projects and/or previously-released projects are not eligible. The project must be able to be experienced by an individual in the United States. The project may be in-person, remote, virtual, and/or site-specific and it must be presented to an audience within 12 months of receiving the award.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria and selection criteria here.

Fully Funded

Thank you to everyone who has already donated to this grant. The grant is fully funded for 2023, but you can still donate. All further funds will go towards the 2024 cycle.

The Black Immersive Creators Grant is a Fiscal Sponsee of Fiscal Sponsorship Allies, Inc. Monetary donations to the Black Immersive Creators Grant must be made through Fiscal Sponsorship Allies and are tax-deductible.

Inspire Us

Full Disclosure: David and I are members of the Board for the Black Immersive Creators Grant. It’s important to us that the immersive entertainment industry (including escape rooms) is welcoming to creators of all kinds, and that together we strive for more representation.

Being on the board has been incredible. Reading and evaluating last year’s applications was a eye-opening experience for me. I learned so much about different genres of immersive entertainment and about different culture. The applications were truly incredible.

I’m so excited to read the applications that come in write over the next month. If you’re eligible, please don’t miss this opportunity to apply.


  1. Please keep this opportunity going. I just happened to come across this site today. I am sure there are more Black creatives in the nation that could use this grant, but they may not know about this opportunity. Wonderful concept that the inaugural winner designed. Culture revered through food and art is divine! May this opportunity and this organization be blessed and abundant.

    1. Thank you! Yes, we will keep this going! We just announced the next winner (and it will go up on the website soon!) and we are already planning for next year. Follow the news about the next cycle here, or on the Black Immersive Creators Grant website and social media. And please share this with anyone else you know who can donate or who should apply.

  2. Is this grant close! I’m new to this! I’m searching for a grant!

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