Dubai Lynx will run an in-person programme equipping young talent in the MENA region
Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity is launching a two-day programme in partnership with TikTok. The Young Lynx Academy will take place in a two-day event on 9 and 10 June 2021.
This free academy is designed to support young talent in making the move to the next level of their careers. The academy will feature motivational content along with keynote talks from the region’s creative leaders and a 24-hour hack competition. Winning work will be showcased at Lynx Live Two later in the summer.
Commenting on the launch of the programme, Thea Skelton, Festival Director of Dubai Lynx said, “The Young Lynx Academy equips young talent with all the resources and skills they need in order to advance in their creative careers, it also pushes their creative boundaries by allowing them to compete in the onsite hack challenge”. The Academy offers the opportunity to learn and be inspired by industry leaders, as well as tackle creative briefs with excellence.
The academy is open to anyone aged 32 or below working in the creative industry in Dubai and is not an agency partisan event – in fact, the hack teams will be cross-agency, allowing participants to work collaboratively on a given charity brief. The programme will be held in-person with all health and safety protocols in place. Applicants need to be based in Dubai in order to participate.