Call for projects: Digital Lab Africa 2020

Digital Lab Africa (DLA) is calling on artists, producers, designers, startups, collectives, students and entrepreneurs to apply for its programmes in France.

Zimbabwe’s Marvin Madyara was a winner of Digital Lab Africa’s accelerator programme for digital music in 2019.
The call is open to anyone from sub-Saharan Africa with an innovative project in the following categories: music, digital art, immersive realities, video game and animation.

The objective of DLA is to provide a springboard to creators and to make their project happen with the support of leading French and sub-Saharan companies in the creative industries.

Music category

The music category is open to any entrepreneurs in the music industry (booking agencies, artist managers, producers, festival programmer, concert venue or club manages). The objective of the incubation programme is to support structures in the music distribution sector (festivals, venues, tour producers, event planner) and provide them with all the tools and knowledge to understand the entire value chain of the music industry.

Successful applicants will get the following:

Three-week residency at Hôtel 71 by Arty Farty (France) including mentorship, training and coaching from 19 May to 7 June.
Networking at Les Nuits Sonores and European Labevent (France).
DLA Bootcamp X Fak’ugesi with the whole DLA cohort (September 2020).
Selected participants will get:

A workspace.
Return economy international travel and local transport.
Accommodation to stay in France and South Africa.
Per diems rates at approximately €30 ($33).
Accreditation for Les Nuits Sonores, European Lab and Fak’ugesi.

Pitch deck/presentation document of the artist’s activity (PDF, PowerPoint or Word).
A short video pitch (two to three minutes) explaining your activity and why you want to be part of the DLA Mentorship and Incubation programme. Watch video pitch by previous edition applicants here.
A resume/curriculum vitae of the applicant and description of the company represented.
A picture (.jpeg) of the applicant.
Interested creatives should complete this form and send the entry materials via email to

The application deadline is 1 March.

Creatives who are interested in applying for digital art, immersive realities, video game and animation categories can view the original call here.

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