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Emerging Storyteller Award

Emerging Storyteller Award

The deadline for the 2020 Awards is Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

For the 2020 award year, the grant will be awarded to three organizations/guilds/individuals from British Columbia for the conference held in May, 2020. SC-CC wants to provide financial support to locally-determined mentorship programs and to budget increased funding for this award in future years so that more mentorship opportunities between emerging and experienced storytellers can be supported across Canada each year.

Basic Requirements for choosing an Emerging Teller: 

have already begun telling stories to an audience 

have demonstrated considerable talent and potential for development 

have the beginning of a repertoire of stories   

preferably, but definitely not absolutely, be between the ages of 18 and 35 

Please review the more detailed application information here.

Questions can be directed to: 


[Your email will only be used for communication with you regarding your application for the Emerging Teller Award. It will not be shared with a third party for any reason.]

Please note: When your application has been successfully submitted through our online system, a notification will appear on your screen, and a confirmation email will be sent to your account. If you have not received the email or seen the notification, your application may not have gone through. Please email the project officer to confirm. 

Online Application Form

Name *
Email *
Name of Member Organization/Guild or individual in the case where there are no organizations *
Address *
City *
Province *
Postal Code *
Phone Number *
Name of Representative Applying on Behalf of the Organization/Guild or as an individual proposing an emerging teller and mentor relationship *
Position (if applicable) *
Email *
Size of group or membership *
Description as urban, suburban or rural *
How you get together and share stories *
Your nominee’s or your group’s experience with mentoring storytellers * [Experience is not a requirement; the purpose of the award is to encourage groups to think about and plan for new or more mentoring] *
What the Emerging Teller Award would mean to your local storytellers or your organization *
Your budget for the $600 award including what in-kind and/or financial supplements if possible, that the local organization/guild can contribute in addition *
Please upload a statement (use point form where suitable) that includes all of the following: A description of your process to choose an emerging storyteller indicating selection criteria AND your process to match emerging teller with an experienced teller(s) for mentoring; Your projected 4-month timeframe for the mentoring program including a live or virtual performance at the SC-CC 2020 Conference; Your communication plan to the local storytellers or your own membership to report and celebrate the progress of your mentoring program (newsletter, website, social media etc.) *
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