Community

Fak’ugesi Festival is made up of a community of partners supporting creatives and creative technologists. The Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency established in 2014 set this support philosophy in motion - we now annually host partner programs in support of a growing community. Read more about creative residencies and projects that build the community of artists and creative associated to Fak’ugesi Festival.

As a creative and experimental space Fak’ugesi allows emerging and professional artists to expand their interests within the context of the digital and creative practices, tapping into new networks, possibilities for collaboration and digital production. The Fak’ugesi community acts to support emerging digital artists the exploration and production new work.

Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency

As a creative and experimental space it allows emerging and professional artists to expand their interests within the context of the digital and creative practices, tapping into new networks, possibilities for collaboration and digital production. Founded in 2014 and collaborating with Pro Helvetia and the ANT Fund since 2016, this Festival residency acts to support emerging digital artists for a month prior to the festival, in the production of exhibition at the annual Fak’ugesi Festival.

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Partner Residency - Arts Research Africa

Fak’ugesi Festival partners in residencies and creative development programs for digital creatives from across the African continent. Our offering in these partnerships is as a dynamic, critical and regional meeting place and showcase for digital creatives. The Arts Research Africa Residency in partnership the Wits School of Arts, is aimed at linking artists between Festivals on the African continent.

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Partner Residency - ColabNowNow

ColabNowNow is a British Council Southern Africa Arts artist development residency that started at Fak’ugesi Festival in 2017. A ten-day encounter with storytellers and artists from across the African continent to collaborate and make new work.

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Partner Residency - Digital Lab Africa

Digital Lab Africa is a digital creative incubator for projects that targets artists, producers, designers, startups, students in the media and creative industries. Winners are chosen from an open call for professional or individual from Sub-Saharan Africa having an innovative project in 5 categories of multimedia production: web creation/transmedia, virtual reality, video game, animation and digital music.

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About Fak'ugesi Festival

Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is at the forefront of Africa’s culture and technology scene. Explore what we stand for and how our journey evolves.

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Activities

Fak’ugesi Festival takes place annually in Johannesburg, South Africa. Plus year long pop up programming at regional & international Festivals, and the Tshimologong Innovation Precinct. Digital Cultural Economies, Digital Art, Critical Engagement, VR / AR, Gaming, Animation and Sound.

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Make

Workshops, Hackathons, Game Jams

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Talk

Conference, Talks, Events

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Industry

Research, Residencies, Community

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Show

AR/VR Exhibitions, Games Arcade, Animation Screenings, Digital Art Exhibitions