The Music VR Backers Fund was a grant that offered a unique opportunity to 20 Victorian-based musicians in the filming of their live performances in Virtual Reality using the latest in immersive technology.

The grant, in partnership with Music Victoria, VMDO and Moon Mother, would allow emerging musicians the chance to discover, engage and create non-traditional performances in Virtual Reality.

The origin of the fund can be traced back to the beginning of the COVID pandemic as it brought live music screeching to a halt, and through continuing lockdown restrictions the Australian music industry continues to suffer.

With a panel of expert judges from across the music industry, the fund received 100 applicants that became 20 winners. And it is those winners who became the line-up for the inaugural Beyond Boundaries festival, an Australian first in performance based VR, commencing in late 2021.

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