Digital Lab Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa Deadline: 01 March 2020
Digital Lab Africa (DLA) is the first platform dedicated to creative content (immersive realities, video game, animation, music, digital art) linked with innovation in Africa. The very idea of DLA is to incubate emerging talent by offering them a springboard to fast track their projects development with the support and expertise of DLA creative industries ecosystem in France and in Sub-Saharan African countries.
The Digital Lab Africa call for applications is open to anyone from the field of digital content creation: artists, producers, designers, start-ups, SMEs, collectives, students or entrepreneurs, based in Sub-Saharan Africa or a national of a country in this region.
The call targets innovative digital content from the perspective of form, storytelling and technologies used in one of these 5 categories: immersive realities, gaming, music, animation and digital art.
The objective of Digital Lab Africa is to provide a springboard to creators and to make their project happen with the support of French & Sub-Saharan African leading companies in the creative industries.
Selected applicants are granted with a Digital Lab Africa Incubation Pass (as per the category) to fast track the development of their respective project.
Each of DLA#4 cohort members are mentored by both French and African experts to benefit from the expertise of several ecosystems. Alongside the DLA mentorship program, the cohort has the opportunity to be immersed in those ecosystems thanks to residency programs and learning expeditions within digital clusters and participation at benchmark industry events in France or in Sub-Saharan African region.
DLA INCUBATION PASSES INCLUDE:
•Mentorship, training & coaching by French and Sub-Saharan African industry key players
•Residency period / Learning expedition in France or in Sub-Saharan African countries within a creative cluster/hub
•Participation at industry events in France and in the Sub-Saharan African region