Storytellers in Europe: A progress report Spring 2019

One of the main goals of the Federation for European Storytelling is to secure the professional development of storytellers in Europe. FEST pursues raising the quality of the storyteller in several ways: 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 storytellers.

Since 2017, strand 3 has conducted several actions to increase the knowledge about the European storyteller of today. This document refers to the following actions: an electronic survey, document research, theoretical overview and 20 in-depth interviews with storytellers from all over Europe. This report will mainly concentrate on the in-depth interviews.