Electric South | 5th New Dimensions Lab | Call for Applications

Electric South | 5th New Dimensions Lab | Call for Applications

Now in its 5th edition, the New Dimensions Lab brings together diverse African artists to develop stories told through creative technology alongside leading industry mentors.

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. As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus Covid-19 travel restrictions, the Lab will take on a hybrid format giving applicants who are unable to travel an opportunity to virtually immerse themselves. 12 physical and 6 virtual applicants will be selected to participate.

Electric South will commission and finance at least three works developed at the 5th New Dimensions Lab.

Past mentors have included Darren Emerson (VR City), Eden Labs, Jessica Brillhart (Google, Vrai Pictures), Jim Chuchu (The Nest Collective), Kamal Sinclair (Sundance New Frontier), Lauren Beukes (Writer), Oscar Raby (VRTOV), Sara Ellis (Royal Shakespeare Company), Saschka Unseld (The Blue Umbrella), Selly Raby Kane, and Yasmin Elayat (Scatter).

The last day to submit is Monday 4 October 2021, 5pm CAT. All successful applicants will be notified by 25 October 2021. The Lab will run from 26 February – 6 March 2022 in South Africa.

The 5th New Dimensions Lab is proudly presented by Electric South, an NPO based in Cape Town, South Africa that provides mentorship, production services, funding and exhibition for a network of artists across Africa exploring their worlds through immersive, interactive storytelling using virtual and augmented reality, and other digital media.

Supported by the Ford Foundation, the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Bertha Foundation.

Apply here: https://www.electricsouth.org/apply

For more information contact:
Tarha McKenzie, Electric South, Programme Manager: festival@electricsouth.org

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