In this course, oral storytellers are invited to explore their repertoire of traditional folktales with a focus on racism, gender and hetero-normativity. Through hands-on exercises, the workshop supports the development of narrative and performing strategies to creatively overcome ethical problems.Read more
Our new call for proposals is open!!!
FEST is looking for organisations willing to cooperate with us and willing to organise storytelling events and activities that fit our priorities and work plan for year 3 of the European project (from the 1st of June 2020 till the 31st of May 2021).
FEST had the honor to be part of the opening of F@mu 2019, on October 13th 2019!
After the success of the past 6 editions and in particular that of 2018 which has seen around 800 exhibition sites and about 65,000 visitors and participants, the National Family Day at the Museum returned for the seventh year in a row and FEST there.
Storytellingtime, The International Storytelling Festival in Bolzano (South Tyrol), is coming back to the Municipal Museum! From Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October acclaimed international storytellers will build bridges with their stories, inspired by the Festival’s theme “Bridges over Borders”.Read more
The 2019 FEST Conference is a place for storytellers and organisations to meet exchange and share on different themes that touch the oral storytelling community. In Kerkrade FEST and Haus Der Märchen will lead you through a series of workshops and lectures about tales and science, the trickster through Europe, storytelling and digital arts. You’ll have the opportunity to learn all about the FEST projects and objectives and prepare the future. Stories will be shared, swapped and spiced up with jazz. Programme & registrationRead more
Selected projects in year 2 of FEST NET In 2017 FEST received a European grant to set up a series of storytelling activities in Europe.? The general aim of this project is to increase the number and improve the quality of storytelling events and activities in Europe, to develop the professional competences of the actors and stakeholders involved, to broaden the application field of storytelling and to establish a European structure for sharing and cooperathttp://fest-network.eu/selected-projects-in-year-2-of-fest-net//ion. Every Year FEST places an open call to the European storytelling community in search for organisations willing to cooperate with FEST to organise high quality storytelling events and activities.? FEST Selected 26 different projects for cooperation: Congratulations!!Read more
FEST survey on storytelling in community work. Dear storyteller, community worker, trainer, The Federation for European Storytelling (FEST) is a European network of organizations and associations active in the field of storytelling. FEST wants to enhance the visibility and the recognition of storytelling as a performing art. The network also contributes to a European approach to the professional development of storytellers. (for more info please visit www.fest-network.eu). One of the items we tackle is the use of stories and storytelling techniques in different sectors of society: education, community work, heritage etc.. Below you can find the link to a survey. This survey deals with the use of stories and storytelling techniques in working with vulnerable groups. In this survey we address storytellers, community workers and trainers/workshop leaders who work(ed) with migrants, newcomers, refugees, minorities or other vulnerable groups in society. Your answers will help us map opportunities, techniques and good practices. Please be aware We will not publish any personal details but we plan to use your answers, statistics and examples in a public report on the FEST website for the benefit of the storytelling sector and their work in society. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YLRWSGZ Please answer before 28 May. Thank you for helping us with this work. The FEST project team.Read more