Open call for Corona Proof Oral Storytelling Projects
This spring 2020, the entire cultural field was put off because of restrictions imposed by the authorities based on the corona pandemic. We are in a difficult situation, where our everyday lives are characterized by chaos and uncertainty. Many artists are in a very vulnerable position financially, this includes oral storytellers.
For oral storytellers, restrictions from the authorities hit hard. All work, all assignments have been cancelled for a long time to come. We cannot perform, we cannot meet to produce new performances, we cannot teach. Organisers experience huge revenue losses and are in a critical financial situation.
The Federation for European Storytelling (FEST) is very concerned about oral storytellers who are in a special position without any kind of safety net.
FEST will therefore support existing digitalisation and media-mediated projects, that show how storytellers organise their activities for a remote audience. Projects such as: live streaming, video, podcasts, webinars to name a few. The requirement for the project is that the accounting must be completed and delivered by 31 May 2020.
See link below for further details.