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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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Open call for Storytellers: World Storytelling Day Celebrations SMK University (Vilnius, Lithuania)

December 12, 2017

Open call for Storytellers: World Storytelling Day Celebrations SMK University (Vilnius, Lithuania) SMK University of Applied Social Sciences (Vilnius, Lithuania) Organizes a World Storytelling Day Celebrations on March 20-23, 2018. The purpose is to promote and popularise the use of storytelling as performing art as well as its application in social change, community work and in business (i.e. marketing and organisational behaviour tool) during a 4 day event. We are looking for storytellers who are experienced in using storytelling as a: Performing Art Public speaking tool Business tool Self-presentation tool and PR Tool educational tool Please send your credentials and proposal to Deadline: January 28th 2018

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Approved projects for FEST year 1 Creative Europe Network activities

November 27, 2017

Approved projects for FEST year 1 Creative Europe Network activities The following is a list of the projects approved for Year 1 of the Creative Europe Network grant! We have had the pleasure to read about many stellar and inspiring projects in this application round, and we are amazed at the creativity of storytelling projects all around Europe! We congratulate the organizations listed below, and we look forward to following their progress! APAC Storytelling in here and now – 3000 EUR Haus der Märchen / Storytelling festival – 1400 EUR Warsaw storytelling festival – 4000 EUR Mythos workshop on ST & refugees – 2000 EUR Raccontamiunastoria / Roots And Roads – 4000 EUR Beyond the border / A European Story Ship – 4000 EUR (pending) Adverse Camber symposium – 1250 EUR Multi Kulti workshop ST for social Change – 1500 EUR Stichting Vertellen – 2200 EUR Club Theatro del CCR World Storytelling Day – 2000 EUR Cublai Storytelling – 1000 EUR De Verhaalderij / Story Nights at The Hub – 3000 EUR SEKAS festival Vilnius – 2200 EUR Crick Crack Club training in Romania – 4000 EUR Storytellers of Ireland World Storytelling Day – 3400 EUR SMK University of Applied Social Sciences World Storytelling Day – 3000 EUR Independent Theater Hungary – 3000 EUR Compagnie du Cercle World Storytelling Day – 4000 EUR APAC Memoire du Renouveau du Conte – 4000 EUR Baltic Storytelling Centre Storytelling: Bond, Craft and Art – 3000 EUR MEZRAB Caf Amsterdam – 3000 EUR Alden Biesen & Storytelling Village Glasgow – 1400 EUR Fun Lab Storytelling festival – 3000 EUR Samova International Tour in Finland – 1800 EUR 3 Troubadours heritage tour – 3000 EUR Skelleftebygdens association: Exchange training – 3000 EUR Land of Legends & Pilot Study – 1000 EUR Nederland Vertelt “More than a thrilling story” – 1400 EUR OpenDoek  Storytelling and work with dementia – 1850 EUR The Arabic Storytelling Series – Movers & Shakers – 2000 EUR

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FEST Survey: Storytelling in Europe today

November 13, 2017

As many of you already know, FEST has received a European grant for the development of the storyteller network. The grant is divided into strands, each with its own theme and development goals. Strand 3 is dedicated to the professional development of storytellers. To construct future education for a new generation of artists, we would like to know better how we became storytellers, how we work today and what would be relevant for education on a professional level. Therefore, we would like you to answer this survey and ask kindly to share it with your storytelling friends across Europe. The more answers we get, the better vision we will have on the European dimension of storytelling today. FILL OUT THE ONLINE SURVEY HERE Thank you for your help and cooperation!

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Invitation to participate in FEST project activities & application for support!

July 30, 2017

Invitation to participate in FEST project activities & application for support! Dear Organizers, The FEST network received a Creative Europe NETWORK 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 all over Europe willing to organise storytelling events and activities that fit into the priorities and work plan of year 1 of our project (1 June 2017 ? 31 May 2018). You can find more information in the document attached below. Please send us your ideas and plans and budget by using the form attached by the 10th of September at the latest! The project team will evaluate the applications and select the best ones. These initiatives will be then supported by the project. This support will come in the form of e.g. storytellers, speakers or workshop leaders that will be made available for your event (travel, accommodation and fee covered by the project up to 80% max.) Download the full information and application form here! Send your applications to the FEST mailbox at ! If you know other organisations that might be interested in this call, please forward it to them! We look forward to working with you! The FEST Committee

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“Transformation” – Call for Contributions for World Storytelling Day!

January 5, 2017

“Transformation” – Call for Contributions for World Storytelling Day! March 20th is World Storytelling Day – a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. Each year has a theme that people use to organize events, plan performances, and share stories all around the world. The theme of 2017 is Transformation. In order to promote this wonderful event, and share resources by and for storytellers, we are calling for special contributions for the FEST blog on the theme of Transformation!?How you interpret the theme is up to you – you might want to write about the transformative power of storytelling, or the symbolism of shape-shifting in folklore, or your favorite fairy tale of change. You can also share links and sources about books or stories that fit the theme. Send us your storytelling-related blog posts, articles, folktales, links, or other resources at ! Deadline for submissions is March 17th (Friday) (Note: Contributions to the FEST blog in general are always open. The deadline is only for posts and articles specific to World Storytelling Day.) Let’s transform the world one story at a time!

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