On overhead view of the games convention crowded with stands and people

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  • digital games
  • international
  • regional

    The PAX Rising Grants program offers support to Victorian-based games businesses that have been accepted into PAX Aus 2022.

    These grants are to assist businesses with the cost of producing, promoting and managing their pod or booth.

    Download the PAX Rising Guidelines

    Funding available

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

    There is a total funding pool of up to $30,000 available for 2022 PAX Rising support. Once this budget pool is exhausted no further funding will be available. *Please Note: this may result in an earlier funding round closing date.

    Who can apply

    • Victorian-based games businesses (including sole traders) that have been accepted into PAX AUS 2022.
    • Businesses must have an ABN.

    Key dates

    • Round Opens: 23 June 2022 - the DJPR Grants Portal is open for applications (applicants must have confirmation that they have been accepted to participate in PAX Aus 2022).
    • Round Closes: 3pm, 8 September 2022, or earlier if budget pool is exhausted.
    • PAX AUS DATES:  7 - 9 October 2022

    Apply Now

    PAX Rising 2022 applications are submitted via the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions Grants Portal.

    General information on how to access the Grants Portal, including how to register and Grants Portal FAQs, can be found here.

    If you wish to work on DRAFTS, or see your SAVED APPLICATIONS, please click here to return to the Grants Portal

    Who to talk to

    Links and downloads

    PAX Rising 2022 grants guidelines  DOCX, 163.6 KB
    PAX Rising 2022 grants drafting tool  DOCX, 43.3 KB
    PAX Rising grants budget drafting tool  XLS, 159.0 KB
    PAX AUS - Fixed Indie Banner PDF, 381.7 KB
    PAX AUS - Premium Indie Side Banner PDF, 1.4 MB
    PAX AUS - Premium Indie Centre Banner PDF, 1.4 MB
    PAX AUS website