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.
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
Report on Curricula and Good Practices This report is based on a document research, interviews and a practice led – research. The documents consisted on templates filled out either during an interview by the participants in strand 3 or by contributors who sent them through email. The last one was a result of an open call sent out to all the member organizations in FEST. In the call it was asked for long – term training examples. In addition, strand 3 did an internet search to find curricula in storytelling at university level. The practice-led research consisted of three days of workshops happening in Denmark where a new storytelling study started. The participants were a mix of newcomers and experienced storytellers.Read more
FEST is looking for Young Oral Storytellers for residencies at several international oral Storytelling festivals. Under the guidance of an expert you will explore the festival, participate in training workshops, exchange ideas and experiences with other storytellers and broaden your international network.
FEST will cover the expenses concerning travel, cost and stay.
European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH) 2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH 2018). The overall objective of the Year is to encourage sharing and appreciation of Europe’s cultural heritage, to raise awareness of our common history and values, and to reinforce a sense of belonging in a common European space. 2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH 2018). The overall objective of the Year is to encourage sharing and appreciation of Europe’s cultural heritage, to raise awareness of our common history and values, and to reinforce a sense of belonging in a common European space. As member of the EYCH Stakeholders Committee, FEST is proud to have the capacity to award the EYCH label to events in European Cultural Heritage that meet the following criteria: The event takes place between 7 December 2017 and 31 December 2018 The event contributes to achieving one or more of the EYCH objectives, as laid down in the Decision (EU) 2017/864 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 on a European Year of Cultural Heritage (2018) The event involves partners from different EU Member States and is implemented by civil society organisations (please note that your event may be eligible to receive the EYCH label from a national coordinator if it is a projects at national, regional or local level, or the European Commission directly if it is EU funded) Filling in a request form and/or receiving permission from the relevant authority are both compulsory prerequisite steps to using the EYCH brand for events and projects. The label grants the right to use the EYCH visual identity, including: A logo available in all EU languages and five different colours The slogan “Our heritage: where the past meets the future” The hashtag #EuropeForCultureRead 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
Young Storytellers are go! FEST is very happy to announce that out of 109 applications 12 young Storytellers where selected for a residency at an International Storytelling Festival. Under the guidance of a professional Storyteller they will participate in workshops, get personal coaching and training, meet with other young and professional storytellers and experience new shows. You can follow their adventures on Instagram and Facebook Fortellerfestivalen, Oslo, Norway, 12-16 April 2018 Angeliki Agalianou (Greece) Ana Svetel (Slovenia) Gabriel Sch??ler (Germany) Mattia Raffaele Giovanni Di Pierro (Italy) International Storytelling Festival, Alden Biesen, Belgium, 17-21 April 2018 Synne Marie (Norway) Martina Pisciali (Italy) Bogl?rka Szabad (Hungary) S?nia Gard?s Garn?s (Spain) Festa do Contos, Montemor-o-novo, Portugal, 17-19 May 2018 Annika Ronja F?ser (Germany) Karla Suzanne ?fjord (Norway) Marianne Ek Hagen (Norway) P?nar ?z?temiz (Germany)Read more