Victorian games businesses that are exhibiting at this year’s PAX Rising may be eligible to apply for the Victorian Government’s PAX RISING Grants program.

The Creative Victoria PAX Rising Grants will be delivered by PAX Aus with applications to participate in PAX Rising open now.

Who can apply?

If you are a Victorian based games business that is accepted into the PAX Rising Showcase at PAX Aus 2024, you are eligible for a PAX Rising grant.

PAX Rising showcases engaging games developed by smaller teams. And the folks at PAX believe these titles have a chance to rise above their modest beginnings, by growing as a company, establishing a fan base or pushing the industry.1

To qualify for a PAX Rising Grant developers must meet the following requirements:

  • Established and registered Victorian company (with ABN)
  • No more the 5 full time/contracted employees at one time
  • The game must meet PAX criteria and be accepted into the PAX showcase

Applications for the grant are incorporated into the standard PAX Rising registration of interest.

Funding Available

There are 2 types of exhibit stands available for the PAX Rising Showcase:

  1. PAX Rising Pods (for small studios and individuals)
  1. PAX Rising Booths (aimed at studios with no more than 5 full time/contracted employees at one time)

PAX Rising grants are designed to help you with the cost of your stand, staffing, incidentals and the production of merchandise and promotional materials.

The grant program offers

  • $750 for businesses exhibiting in a PAX Rising Pod
  • $1,500 for a business exhibiting in a PAX Rising Booth

There is a total funding pool of up to $30,000 available. Once this amount is exhausted, there will be no further funding available and may result in an earlier funding round closing date.

Key Dates

PAX Rising applications are open via the PAX Aus website.