NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

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How to apply

Your pitch can be in any form you wish. Written pitches need to be under 500 words. Feel free to provide a combination of modes (video/powerpoint/demo/voicemail)  to present your pitch. 

Please ensure you cover the below in your application:

  1. The story you wish to tell.
  2. An overview of the technology, tools, techniques and/or platforms you wish to use.
  3. The support you might need from NIDA, including equipment requests and whether you wish to opt-in to the workshop/support opportunities outlined in the timeline.
  4. Information about the team working on the project (not all members of the team need be NIDA Alumni, but the applicant must be a NIDA graduate. Please include the course you studied at NIDA and year of graduation).
  5. A basic timeline and budget for development and delivery of your work, inclusive of the NIDA timeline.
  6. The audience you wish to reach.

Applications are to be submitted via email to


  • 10 April 2024  – Applications Close
  • 23 April 2024 – Judging Panel Day with candidate presentation
  • 8 May – Finalists and Mentors announced
  • 15 May – 1 hr Kick-off call with Mentor
  • 24 - 28 June 2024 – Opportunity for day workshop with mentor @ NIDA
  • 8 - 9 or 19 - 21 August 2024 – Opportunity for day workshop with mentor @ NIDA
  • 10 - 12 September 2024 – Opportunity for Showcase Preview @ NIDA
  • 20 - 22 November 2024 – Project Delivery/Showcase Day @ NIDA

This Program is made possible by

NIDA X Patron

NIDA X is a program of the NIDA FUTURE CENTRE