Why Join FEST?

Being a FEST Member is…

  • being part of a professional international network,
  • raising issues and questions or specific interests to your organisation,
  • working together to ensure a sustainable and professional environment for oral storytelling,
  • participating in conferences, symposia, fora or other meetings,
  • exchanging and sharing knowledge with colleagues
  • being represented in and partnered with other European associations and networks


FEST is a place where you can build expertise on European storytelling, share skills and ideas, network with other storytelling groups, initiate cross-cultural collaborations, and receive European storytelling information.

  • Full FEST Members contribute to the future of FEST: they get to vote on how FEST will be run, contribute to the agenda of the annual meeting, amendments to our practice, etc.
  • Full FEST Members can nominate and vote on the locations of upcoming conferences and members of the Executive Committee; they vitally contribute to Conference Programming.
  • FEST Members get priority at the Conference Hotel and Conference places; they pay a reduced price for the conference.
  • FEST Members receive open calls for storytellers, experts and ambassadors at events all over Europe.
  • FEST members will get a personal members page on the new FEST website with several possibilities: Personal information page, share activities on the website and social media, access and share research, possibility to share information in the online FEST newsletter,…


Membership Criteria