The Student XRtist Link-Up program brings together performing arts students and game design students across Canada and challenges them to create a short virtual reality experience.

Avatars in AltSpace speaking to each other. There are brightly coloured geometric shapes in the environment and simple trees.
Students and facilitators gather in AltSpace for the 2022 XRtist Link-up.

Each student attends the week-long PXR conference, experiences curated workshops with industry professionals, and showcases their creations on the final day of the conference.

The goal of this program is to build a community and network of young artists who have the tools to create in virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality, and to build digital infrastructure and digital literacy in remote northern communities.

Past Participating Institutions:

  • George Brown College
  • Langara Centre for Entertainment Arts
  • Lethbridge College
  • York University
  • Yukon University
  • University of Victoria
  • Queen’s University

For educators looking to get involved in the 2023 XRtist Link-Up, please contact Amanda and Samantha.