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Emerging Storyteller Award

Emerging Storyteller Award

The deadline for 2019 awards has now passed. Look for the new 2020 award deadline to be posted in summer/fall 2019.

In 2019, the grant will be awarded to three organizations/guilds/individuals from the East Coast where the conference is being held in June, 2019. SC-CC wants to provide financial support to a locally-determined mentorship program 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

having already begun telling stories to an audience

having demonstrated considerable talent and potential for development

having the beginning of a repertoire of stories   

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

Please review the more detailed application information here.

Questions can be directed to


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*Please note: when you have submitted your application successfully there will be an on-screen confirmation as well as an email sent to your account confirming the application was sent. If you do not receive this email, please email emergingstoryteller@storytellers-conteurs.ca.

Online Application Form

Name *
Email *
Name of East Coast 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 *
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 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 2019 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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