Open Call for activities to participate in the FEST project year 2

March 5, 2018

(You can also download this call in PDF by clicking here) Dear Storytelling Organiser, The FEST network received a European grant to set up a series of storytelling activities in Europe. The general aim of our 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 cooperation. In order to achieve this, we created a working plan for 4 years. This plan is approved by the European Commission and we are offered a grant of 80% of all costs to realise all plans. This grant comes on a yearly basis. We are looking for organisations willing to cooperate with us and willing to organise storytelling events and activities that fit into the priorities and work plan of year 2 of our project (from the 1st of June 2018 till the 31st of May 2019). We have different activity strands (see below for explanation of the strands) and every year we have one or two priority themes. The priority themes in year 2 are: The European Year of Cultural heritage: we are looking for projects that link storytelling and heritage. Digital storytelling & co-creative projects involving digital art and storytelling. Sending in your ideas, plans and budget is only possible with this  FORM Submission deadline: 15 April 2018. FEST is able to support the selected initiatives in the form of e.g. helping them find storytellers, speakers or workshop leaders for their events, whose travel, accommodation and fee can be covered up to 80% max. The following selection criteria will be applied: The initiative takes place between the 1st of June 2018 and the 31st of May 2019 The initiative is in line with the priorities of year 2 (see explanation of the different strands below) e.g. targeting the right target group, taking place in a priority country, tackling the right topics. The applying organisation is able to cover a part of the costs (10 ? 30%) A reasonable fee for the artists/speaker/workshop leader etc. is included in the budget. The initiative must be new in addition to your regular activities. The initiative should have more than a local exposure/regional and national visibility (communication & dissemination plan attached). The initiative should promote the creation of a sustainable storytelling structure in the area. The initiative is a collaboration between at least two organisations (not necessarily FEST members). Initiatives with more partners are preferred. The FEST project is divided into different ?strands? covering different objectives. Strand 1: Structural development of the Storytelling sector FEST is the only European network organization for the professional Storytelling sector. In its broad geographic coverage, the sector is rather divided because of language, (lack of) tradition, access to training and performing, ? Through the structural development of the network, FEST will allow the sector including storytellers, festival organisers, storytelling curators and other actors to get to know each other and their work. This way FEST will network all actors of the field and help them grow […]

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Open call for Young Storytellers

February 16, 2018

Open call for Young Storytellers FEST is looking for Young Storytellers for residencies at 3 international Storytelling festivals. Under the guidance of an expert you will be able to explore the festival, participate in training workshops, exchange ideas and experiences with other storytellers and broaden your international network. Fest will cover travel, accommodation and sustenance expenses. Requirements We are looking for Young Storytellers who: are between 18-29 year are European Residents have training and/or experience in Storytelling able to speak and write a report in English (Help with reporting can be provided if needed) able to work with social media are available during the whole festival (dates below) When Fortellerfestivalen, Oslo, Norway, 13-15 April 2018 International Storytelling Festival, Alden Biesen, Belgium, 18-20 April 2018 Festa do Contos, Montemor-o-novo, Portugal, 17-19 May 2018  Federation for European Storytelling FEST promotes the mobility of ideas and collaborations in and across Europe. We wish to empower the world of storytelling. FEST contributes to the professional development of storytellers through the analysis of training needs, the development of a curriculum for training, residencies and performance opportunities for young storytellers and continued professional development for established storytelling artists. Interested? Please send your personal resume, motivation (max 350 words) and choice of festival to: subject: residency Young Storytellers ? name of the applicant Deadline: 9 March 2018 Replies to the applicants will be expected in the week of 11 March 2018

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