Digital Lab Africa Mentorship and Incubation Program for African Creatives 2021

Deadline: April 4, 2021.

Digital Lab Africa Mentorship and Incubation Program for African Creatives 2021


The fifth edition of Digital Lab Africa, the first mentorship and incubation program for African creatives in innovative and digital content, has launched its next call for applications.

In 2020, DLA received more than 500 applications from over 32 countries. For its fifth edition, Digital Lab Africa is switching to a fully online format. The incubation and mentorship programs followed by the DLA#5 laureates will include online activities, online mentorship, and participation to online industry events.

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The Pan African accelerator focuses on 5 key categories: Immersive Experience, Video Games, Music, Animation and Digital Art. The programme initiated five years ago by the French Institute in South Africa (IFAS) is also supported by SACEM, TRACE, TV5 Monde Afrique, the French Embassy in Nigeria, as well as IFAS, amongst others.

Applications for the animation and immersive experience (XR) categories are now open and close on 4 April, while applications for video, digital art, and music categories can be submitted between 17 May and 11 July.

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  1. Open to anyone from the field of digital content creation: artists, producers, designers, start-ups, SMEs, collectives, students or entrepreneurs, living or native from a Sub-Saharan African country. 
  2. It targets innovative digital content from the perspective of form, storytelling and technologies used in one of these 5 categories: immersive experience, gaming, music, animation and digital art.


For more information visit the official webpage of Digital Lab Mentorship and Incubation Program 2021

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