Call for Projects – Digital lab Africa #4
Story Posted: 16 January 2020
Out partner at Tshimologong, Digital Lab Africa is calling all African creatives to submit their projects in animation, video game, digital art, immersive realities and music.
Creatives and cultural entrepreneurs from Sub-Saharan African countries can now apply until March 1st , 2020 and get the chance to take part in the DLA acceleration program.The DLA call for applications #4 is open to anyone from the cultural and creative industries: artists, producers, designers, collectives, students or entrepreneurs. Projects need to be innovative from the perspective of form, storytelling, content and technologies used, in one of these 5 categories: immersive realities, video game, music, animation and digital art.
Selected applicants are granted with a DLA Incubation Pass to fast track the development of their project. Alongside mentorship and training sessions, the DLA cohort #4 will be hosted in residency in France (at Ciclic Animation, Plaine Images, Hôtel 71, Cité international des arts…) and also attend industry events such as Annecy Animation festival, Newimages, Paris Games Week or Les Nuits Sonores in France or in Sub-Saharan African region like Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival.
Click HERE to apply Digital Lab Africa (DLA) is the first platform dedicated to creative content linked with innovation in Africa.
The very idea of DLA is to incubate emerging creative talent by offering them a springboard to fast track their projects with the support and expertise of DLA ecosystem in France and in Sub-Saharan African countries. Created in 2016, Digital Lab Africa is an initiative of the French Institute and the French Embassy in South Africa, managed by the South African innovation hub Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct since 2018.
The program is supported by the Agence française de développement (AFD), SACEM, TRACE, TV5 Monde Afrique and a number of French and Sub-Saharan African partners.
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Since the beginning of the programme, 27 projects from Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia have been awarded and incubated by DLA.