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

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    **If you have received funding through this program and your project has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact program staff listed below**

    The PAX Rising Grants program offers support to Victorian-based games businesses that have been accepted into PAX AUS 2019 in either the PAX Rising Pod for small studios and individuals or the PAX Premium Booth which is aimed at larger studios (with more than five full time employees).

    These grants are to assist businesses with the cost of their stand, staffing, incidentals and producing merchandise and promotional materials.


    Download the PAX Rising Grant guidelines DOC, 748.5 KB.

    Funding available

    $750 for businesses exhibiting in a PAX Rising Pod

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

    There is a total pool of up to $30,000 available for 2019 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 2019 PAX AUS.
    • Businesses must have an ABN.

    Key dates

    • Round Opens:  17 May 2019 - Creative Victoria Grants Portal opens for applications (applicants must have confirmation that they have been accepted to participate in PAX AUS 2019).
    • Round Closes: 5pm, 15 August 2019 - THIS FUNDING ROUND IS NOW CLOSED.
    • Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by 30 August 2019.

    Who to talk to

    Links and downloads

    PAX Rising grants guidelines DOC, 748.5 KB
    PAX Rising grants drafting tool   DOC, 57.0 KB
    PAX AUS website
    Melbourne International Games Week Fixed Indie Banner (PDF, 381.7 KB)
    Melbourne International Games Week Premium Indie Centre Banner  (PDF, 1.4 MB)
    Melbourne International Games Week Premium Fixed Indie Side Banner  (PDF, 1.4 MB)
    Creative Victoria Grants Portal