At MAGIC, we believe that we learn by making. This guiding principle informs our work and our relationships and is at the heart of what we do.

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Explore our Maker and Incubator programs

Fall 2021 Maker Program 

The goal of the MAGIC Maker program is to provide students with the funding and support to manage their own digital media (games, film, digital media, interactive experiences, digital design and more) projects and prepare them for publication and investment-readiness. 

What do I need to apply?

Key dates:

  • Call for submissions opens: June 10
  • Deadline for applications: July 11, 11:59PM
  • Applications reviewed: July 12
  • Finalist interviews: July 14-16
  • Participants notified: July 16
  • Program begins: August 23
  • Program concludes: December 8



Community Incubator Program

The intention of the Incubator program is to assist indie developers in Rochester who are developing IP for commercial release. Utilizing a spectrum of resources, MAGIC intends to help recipients in all forms of developing and publishing their game. 

What do I need to apply? 

Key dates:

  • Call for submissions opens: June 24
  • Deadline for applications: August 2, Noon
  • Participants notified: August 4
  • Program begins: August 15