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.


We are looking for Young Storytellers who:

  1. are between 18-29 year
  2. are European Residents
  3. have training and/or experience in Storytelling
  4. able to speak and write a report in English (Help with reporting can be provided if needed)
  5. able to work with social media
  6. are available during the whole festival (dates below)


  1. Fortellerfestivalen, Oslo, Norway, 13-15 April 2018
  2. International Storytelling Festival, Alden Biesen, Belgium, 18-20 April 2018
  3. 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.


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