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Fully Funded New Dimensions Lab, South Africa 2019

Fully Funded New Dimensions Lab, South Africa 2019

Fully Funded
Country: South Africa
Nov 10 - Nov 17, 2019
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Applications are open for New Dimensions Lab in South Africa 2019. The opportunity is fully funded. They believe that new technologies must open up spaces for original voices and underrepresented narratives. Electric South collaborates with artists across Africa in emerging storytelling, through labs, production, and distribution.
Electric South is a non-profit company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Further, They provide mentorship, production services, funding and exhibition for a network of artists across Africa to explore their worlds through immersive, interactive stories including virtual and augmented reality, and also, other digital media. Further, Now in its 4th year, the New Dimensions Lab brings together diverse African artists to develop stories told through creative technology alongside leading industry mentors.

Moreover, The Lab takes place over the course of a week at a private retreat where artists engage in discussions and masterclasses and workshop their creative projects. Further, 5 to 8 applicants will be selected to participate.
Past mentors have included Jessica Brillhart (Google, Vrai Pictures), Jim Chuchu (The Nest Collective), Darren Emerson (VR City), Selly Raby Kane, Kamal Sinclair (Sundance New Frontier), Eden Labs, Yasmin Elayat (Scatter), and Oscar Raby (VRTOV). Additionally, Electric South fully covers travel, accommodation, and also,  meals for participants.


  • Electric South fully covers travel, accommodation, and meals for participants.


  • Citizens or permanent residents of an African country.
    Currently living on the African continent (at least 8 months a year).
  • Further, Accomplished in an artistic field. Any creative discipline is welcome. Past applicants have experience in:
  • documentary and fiction film, theater, performance & visual arts, fashion, photography, writing, design, creative technology, and game development.

Projects ideas must:

  • Be non-fiction stories.
  • They welcome the creative interpretation of documentaries and fiction/documentary hybrids.
  • Use immersive technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR).
  • Also, This could include 360 film, interactive worlds, animation, artificial intelligence, projection mapping, hybrid forms, and beyond.


Type of Opportunity Conferences Entrepreneurship Events
Event Date10 November,2019 to 17 November,2019
Deadline28 June,2019
CountrySouth Africa
Open toSpecific Countries
OrganizerElectric south



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