Tell Yours 2018 – A Development Programme for Emerging Storytellers from Migrant Communities

Filotico Arts, in partnership with Counterpoints Arts and Words of Colour, are running a 6-month fully funded development programme for first, second, or third generation migrants interested in becoming a performance storyteller.

They aim to work with those who want to reimagine and perform myths, folklore and fairy tales but also ghost stories, epics, fantasy and sci-fi narratives from around the world with the help of a world-leading storyteller, theatre director and two arts producers.

Led by an acclaimed storyteller from the UK, a theatre director and two producers, this 6-month fully funded development programme gives emerging storytellers the opportunity to hone their storytelling skills through a mix of workshops, discussions, mentoring, and showcasing opportunities.

The tutors involved will be: storyteller Daniel Morden, theatre director Jennifer Tang, and producers Livia Filotico and Melanie Abrahams.

Click here to find out full information on times and dates.

Location: The programme takes place in London with workshops at Battersea Arts Centre and The Albany.

Cost: The workshops are free, and a bursary of £150 will be allocated to a candidate applying from outside of London.

How to apply: Please submit the following information to

1) 250 words on your experience as a performer.
2) 250 words on why you are applying to this programme.
3) 250 words on your experience of storytelling as an art form. If you have none, instead state what attracts you about the idea of performance storytelling.
4) A 3 – 5 minute video of yourself performing a story. If you are having problems submitting a video, get in touch by email and they will assist you.
5) 100 words or less on your experience in ‘the business of being an artist’. This can encompasses anything from social media through forging partnerships and the art of negotiation.
6) A reference from someone you have worked with/studied with in the last 5 years

Interviews will take place at Free Word, London on 4 December 2017.

Deadline: 20 November 2017 at 5pm

Source: BBCWritersroom

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