BENGALURU: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Karnataka Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) Policy 2017-22 to realise the ambitious plans of developing Bengaluru as the international hub of Animation, Graphics and Visual special effects technology. A Centre of Excellence for animation will soon come up.
The new policy, which would be in vogue till 2022, lays emphasis on giving a big boost for skills development in AVCG. It would also be aimed at attracting investments and creation of employment opportunities.
“We expect the new policy to create about 20,000 jobs,” Law and Parliamentary Affairs minister TB Jayachandra said. IT, BT minister Priyank Kharge told Express that the first of its kind Centre of Excellence would be established in the city as envisaged in the policy document in collaboration with Paris-based Gobelins, one of the best animation schools in the world. The state government has already set up a `20 crore AVCG fund.
“The policy seeks to stimulate at least 100 animation companies for creation of AVCG content through incentives and grants. The financial aid in the form of grants would be provided to companies and skills development institutions to create content, IPs and skills training,” Kharge said.
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A Centre of Excellence for animation to be established in the city in collaboration with Paris-based Gobelins
120 skills development institutions to get financial aid
International production houses to be encouraged to set up their centres in the state
Digital art works to be promoted among students
Finishing schools to make students industry-ready