Oculus have once again opened up the doors to their Oculus VR for Good initiative and the Creators Lab program for the third year now to leverage virtual reality (VR) to inspire positive social change.
Launched back in 2016, the VR for Good initiative and the Creators Lab program are designed to promote positive social change by using the immersive power of VR. Today Oculus have opened the application for the 2018 program and with it are offering the chance for developers to push the boundaries of the medium.
The aim of the Creators Lab is to work with individuals and organizations who champion a number of worthwhile causes to showcase the potential of VR and how it can help to change the lives of many. With successful projects tackling subjects such as human trafficking, domestic abuse, marine conservation efforts and justice reform, to name a few with some results of the Creators Lab being accepted into major film festivals such as South by South West (SXSW) and Tribeca.
Starting from today, filmmakers and non-profit organisations will be able to apply to the Creators Lab program and the VR for Good initiative until 6th April, 2018. The applications are open globally, so all are encouraged to apply and selected participants will join Oculus in California in June for a two-and-a-half-day summit featuring workshops, planning session and community building to help bring the projects to life.
With so many topics and initiatives around the world looking to be able to take part of the Creators Lab program competeion is strong. This should not turn away any content creators or non-profit organisations for applying though as each year a growing number are selected and go on to produce stunning projects. In 2017 some of the successful participants were involved in non-profit organisations such as Male Cancer Awareness Campaign, Malala Fund, International Justice Mission, Life After Hate and Infinite Flow to name a few.
Oculus have continued to grow the Creators Lab program and the VR for Good initiative every year to showcase the power that the medium has to help make this world a better place for everyone.