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New Directions: Storytelling Network Development Day

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New Directions: Storytelling Network Development Day

This year’s annual development day explores the key opportunities and challenges facing storytelling in Scotland today. A series of open discussions, led by directory members, will offer both practical advice and explore the approaches underpinning storytelling as an active, dynamic community of practice. In the afternoon, a series of guided workshops will explore the potential for wider community engagement in terms of diversity, equalities and social justice, with a focus on working with schools and communities. If you are developed or developing as a storyteller within your art, your work, or your personal journey, this is a day not to be missed.

How do we connect with, learn from and support each other as storytellers? How could we make better use of the directory and other networks? What makes a good project? Where is the best place to seek funding? Is your website, social media or directory profile really representing you are? What can you do to improve your profile? How do you reach the people you really want to work with? How do you publicise what you do? 

What is at the heart of what we do as storytellers, as artists? As a community of practice, what are the key sensibilities, skills and experience we can we offer the wider community? How do we express and define what we do? How do we work with communities to help foster active participation in society? What does the educational environment look like today? How do we develop our relationships with schools and with teachers, working towards parity of esteem? How do we make our work relevant to the Curriculum for Excellence and the four capacities? How do we inspire young people to become storytellers for the future? What can we learn from other communities of practice?

Introduction: What is storytelling all about? 

Part 1: Opportunities and Challenges

Developing the Directory: Collaboration through the Network

What are the challenges facing storytellers today? How do we connect with, learn from and support each other? How could we make better use of the directory and other networks?

Projects and Funding

What makes a good project? Where is the best place to seek funding? Donald Smith offers advice and tips on building collaborative project proposals.

Your Story, Your Journey: Developing your Personal Profile

People want to know who you are and what you do. They want to know your story.

Is your website, social media or directory profile really representing you are? What can you do to improve your profile? How do you reach the people you really want to work with?

Getting the Message Out: Marketing, Publicity and Social Media

Practical advice on how to get the message out in digital and print contexts.

 

Part 2: Wider Communication and Engagement  

Storytelling for Well-being: A Dynamic Creative Community Process

What is at the heart of what we do as storytellers, as artists? As a community of practice, what are the key sensibilities, skills and experience we can we offer? How do we express and define what we do?

Working in Partnership with Schools and Local Authorities: Engaging the Curriculum

What does the educational environment look like today? How do we develop our relationships with schools and with teachers, working towards parity of esteem? How do we make our work relevant to the Curriculum for Excellence and the four capacities? How do we tap in to regional Creative Learning Networks?

Storytelling for Social Justice: Towards Active Democratic Participation Our vision is of a Scotland that is equal, inclusive and responsive. Storytelling can play a vital role in promoting understanding between people of different faiths, nationalities and abilities. How do we work with communities to help foster active participation in society?

Price includes refreshments.

Book this event through the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office