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New Dimensions Lab (5th edition): Call for Applications - Africa

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted September 10, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on October 3, 2021
New Dimensions Lab poster
New Dimensions Lab poster

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 fully covers travel, accommodation and meals for participants.

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

After the lab we offer a menu of support for our lab alumni, which may include producing, creative and technical consultation, mentorship, industry networking, equipment loans, distribution, and more.

Utilize This Offer

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

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

We are looking for creative explorers who have an established artistic practice in their respective crafts. Successful applicants are curious and collaborative, they are experimental in their approach and strive for excellence in their execution. We are very open to many different creative mediums, from fine arts to filmmaking to game design to photography to theatre, and more.

The last day to submit is 4 October 2021.

All successful applicants will be notified by 25 October 2021.

The Lab will run from 26 February – 6 March 2022.

For more information please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Sep 10
Sep 10

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Sep 13
Sep 13

Thanks, Ana. Sounds good.