Fak'ugesi 2020 Festival

ONLINE 20 Oct — 20 Nov

A month long virtual celebration of African Digital Creativity. Join us as we power up Africa's resolution #POWERTOTHEPIXEL 2020!

3 focus areas, 11 free online African digital art exhibitions, over 30 workshops, panels, skills exchanges and networking events covering African Digital Art, Heritage & Technology and Fak'ugesi Arcade Gaming.

Quick Facts

Event Icon 20 Oct — 20 NOV, 2020
Online Icon Online Programme
Ticket Icon Free!!! (except selected events)

3 Focus Areas

African Digital Art
Heritage & Technology
Fak'ugesi Arcade

Digital Art

Digital Creativity, Animation, Immersive Media (AR/VR) made by African digital creatives. Enjoy 9 online exhibitions, animation premier from the Young Directors Programme and the extended programming by our 5 commissioned curators and collaborations with WeAreVR.Africa and the Pan African Telematic Art Project (PATAP).

Programme: African Digital Art

Heritage & Technology

This year we dive into pressing questions regarding the roles and potential futures of GLAM - Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums and where they meet the Digital Creative Industries. Join us and our partners in engaging challenging questions of culture and technology.

Programme: Heritage & Technology

Fak'ugesi Arcade

Starting later on 2nd NOV. with a guest curated arcade showcase titled PEOPLE OF PLAY by Vic Bassey, which highlights 12 game developers & studios significant to the African Games Industry. This premiers alongside the November Numerique Game Jam in partnership with the French Institute of South Africa and ‘Early Access” the Wits Digital Arts graduate show.

Programme: Fak'ugesi Arcade