AN INCUBATION PROGRAM FOR AFRICAN NEXT-GEN CONTENT
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.
DLA CALL FOR PROJECTS
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. The applications are reviewed by the DLA Selection Committees based on criteria of creativity, artistic/technical quality, technological aspect and potential.
Application deadline: 1st March 2020
Announcement of selected projects are announced: May 2020
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 AFD, IFAS, SACEM, TRACE, TV5MondeAfrique and a number of French and Sub-Saharan African partners.