Dakar has enlisted an A-list group of multimedia icons such as Kashif (mentors) -Institutions such as CUSD, who’ll participate in a proposed Artist-in-Residence program. The program will offer an exchange between digital media/technology students (mentees) from LA High Tech, and other SOCAL programs to augment mentor-institutions body of work, and analog infrastructure.


The exchange between the men tees and mentors will explore the connection between art, science, and engineering. A typical residency live session will be comprised of a physical event @ Youtube Space LA/NY, followed by electronic mentoring last between three and six months.

The Mentor will have a dedicated digital locker to provide mentees with ability to interface for research, weekly updates, and beta testing of intellectual property assigned by the mentor to men tee project groups.

The next phase of the experience will provide men tees with work-based learning outcomes such as building youtube multi-channel networks, building and designing back-ends of websites, and manipulation of all content for next level distribution.  The mentor-institutions will receive tech savvy support, dispatched from the Dakar command-control to support real-world, real-time design and build solutions.



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Help the next generation of Media-Makers  explore the industry and give back to the profession by becoming mentor during the week of Jan. 3-11th, 2016

Who Should Participate

Mentoring opportunities are available to all Media professionals, and educators.

Who Should Participate

Student Mentoring Month (SMM) is open to all active Dakar Media Academy Students. Learn more about becoming an a Dakar Media Academy members.


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AWARDS (1)DAKAR DIGITAL MEDIA AWARDS (DDMA) is national competition that recognizes excellence by creative students 14-21, responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication. Work ranges from digital engagement campaigns – to audio and video production – to website development – to social media interaction – to mobile marketing.

DDMA is inspired by the creative convergence of digital arts, technology and information, is changing the way we market, communicate and socially interact.