Open Call for XR Producers

Signals XR Lab

Applications closed April 18, 2024

Signals XR Lab 2024

Applications closed April 18, 2024

Gain mentorship. Make connections. Showcase your work.

Signals is an interactive and immersive expo showcasing bold and innovative storytelling in video games, XR, virtual production, and AI. The Signals XR Lab sets out to discover and develop the incredible work of XR producers and studios across Canada and Turtle Island.

The Lab creates a unique platform for those dedicated to XR, virtual production, and immersive storytelling, providing them with the necessary structure, tools and support they’ll need to innovate, network, and showcase world-class projects from September 27th – October 6th at the 2024 Signals Creative Tech Expo.

Who We’re Looking For

Signals 2024 presents an opportunity for creative technologists in the XR space to learn, grow, and share their work. The XR lab kicks off on May 14th and runs through the Signals Creative Tech Expo until October 6th.

We are seeking applications from:

  • Mid-career producers with projects in development
  • Early career producers seeking hands-on learning

Why Get Involved?

Participants in the Lab benefit in countless ways including:

  • Receiving mentorship from industry leaders including Loretta Todd, Loc Dao and Debi Wong from the Signals curatorial team; Eric Cheng from Meta, John Canning from AMD, special guests from Microsoft and the Canada Media Fund, and the network of Signals Alumni.
  • Gaining access to the Signals XR Hardware Library (headsets, motion capture equipment, gaming computers)
  • Preparing a project for exhibition at Signals 2024 with compassionate and professional guidance and support
  • Honorariums: Midcareer candidates and / or studio teams will be given an honorarium of $2000, while emerging producers will receive an honorarium of $1000

How It Works: 4 Phases

Submit Your Project to Signals 2024

Looking to present your work, launch a startup, or explore new opportunities in this expanding industry? The XR Producer’s Lab is your opportunity to transform your ideas from concept to reality—surrounded by a supportive community of mentors and creators who will be cheering you on every step of the way.


  • You must be an emerging or mid-career candidate.
  • Applicants that self-identify as belonging to an equity-deserving group (Indigenous Peoples, Racialized Peoples, Women, Femmes, Genderqueer) will be prioritized.
  • A background in production (any creative field) is beneficial.

Please note that one project participant must be available on all of the following dates:

  • Wednesdays, May 15, 22, June 5: 10:30am PST – 11:30 am PST
  • Wednesdays, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17: 12pm – 2pm PST
  • Thursdays, June 27, July 4, July 11, July 18: 11am – 1pm PST
  • September 27 – October 6: Signals Creative Tech Expo


Please submit all your project information via the google form. Apply here

No. Submissions are free.

If you are selected, mid-career producers will receive a 2000

CAD $ honorarium to participate and emerging career producers will receive at 1000 CAD to participate.

We do require all applicants to be able to attend the mentorship and project planning sessions. If you have conflicts, please include them in your application and if selected, we will do our best to accommodate your time constraints.

We are looking for projects that are in development that will benefit from our mentorship and resources or existing projects that would benefit from being reimagined for and showcased at Signals 2024. In the application you will have the opportunity to share your creative vision with us and your past work. We’re excited to get to know you!

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