Krita, the open source drawing/painting/animation package just received a MegaGrant from Epic Games, the makers of Unreal Engine and Fortnite. The MegaGrant program was announced at GDC 2019 and is a $100M giveaway to game developers, educators, technology companies and perhaps most importantly open source tool makers such as Krita (and Dust3D, Blender and Lutris so far).
Details of the grant from the Krita announcement:
Epic, the makers of the Unreal game engine, have supported Krita with a $25,000 MegaGrant!
Epic has supported other free software projects, such as Blender and Lutris before, and now supports Krita. The purpose of this grant is to fund improvements to our development process so Krita’s development gets more sustainable. This is something we have already started on, and which want to accelerate. With an estimated five million users, making sure that we can release as stable a version of Krita as possible in as dependable a way as possible is pretty important!
The grant represents about 10 months of funding that Krita currently receives, so it should make a tangible impact. You can learn more about Krita and the Epic MegaGrant program in the video below.