The first Climate Story Lab ZA is an incubator aimed at shifting the narrative and amplifying communication around climate change in order to make positive impacts against the global crisis.
This open call targets creative narrative-based projects, whether they are performance art, films, animation, social media campaigns, XR/VR/AR, theatre, dance, stand-up comedy, poetry, children’s/teen/adult fiction writing, podcasts or visual art. It is open to any project that uses a creative medium to communicate a message about climate change.
The projects require creatives to act on the most pressing emergency facing humanity – the climate crisis. Up to eight projects will be selected for CSL ZA, and up to two team members per project will be invited to a four-day lab near Cape Town from 22-26 January 2023. The lab will focus on developing the stories, designing impact strategies, and introducing projects to potential partners. Travel, accommodation and meals are included.
Applications are open to creatives from Southern African countries, including Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe may apply.