XR Stories is a £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.

With its funding, XR Stories is committed to bring together world-leading research and creative digital expertise, shaping the future of storytelling.