senegal-animationprogram

The BBC published a video report on a new animation initiative in Africa that aims to nurture new talent from around the continent. Hosted in a private management school in Dakar, Senegal and backed by the European Union, the program offers a full training program in both hand-drawn and CG animation.

SEE ALSO: Animation: The View From Nigeria

“People from Asia tell their stories using this medium, and so do Americans, Europeans and Arabs,” program director Malik Faye Diagne told the BBC. “I think it is time for Africans too to hop on this trend.”

An example of work that is being created in the Senegalese animation training program.
An example of work that is being created in the Senegalese animation training program.

Ten artists from eight different countries, including Madagascar, Congo, and Benin, are participating in the inaugural program. After graduating next May, the most successful graduates of the course will receive funding to start up studios in their home countries.


Don’t miss any updates from Cartoon Brew. Join Cartoon Brew on Facebook!

Animation news you can use
Support independent publishing

Your membership will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you. Support Cartoon Brew for as little as $1 a week — the process is fast and easy.

Become A Member   
Neil Emmett

Neil Emmett

NEIL EMMETT is a cartoonist and aspiring screenwriter based in the United Kingdom. A graduate of the Norwich University of the Arts animation course and former member of the BAFTA Youth Board, he began keeping a regular blog about British animation entitled The Lost Continent during his studies.

More in Schools:

Latest News from Cartoon Brew