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Emerging Storyteller Award

Emerging Storyteller Award

About the Emerging Storyteller Award

SC-CC wants to provide financial support to locally-determined mentorship programs so that mentorship opportunities between emerging and experienced storytellers can be supported across Canada each year. 

2024 Application Information

For the 2024 award year, we will award $600 grants to three organizations/guilds/individuals from Quebec and New Brunswick (2024 SC-CC conference region) for the emerging storytellers to receive mentoring from their organization and present their stories at the conference held in July 2024 at the Conference in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Conference admission for the selected tellers is also included in the grant.

Application deadline: January 15 2024
Notifications sent by: February 1 2024                    
Presentation at SC-CC Conference: July 10-14 2024

Deadline for applications is January 15, 2024. 

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: 


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Please read before applying

We recommend working on your application in a Word document in the event that you are logged out of your account while working. Click here for a Word Document template with the application questions.

When your application has been successfully submitted through our online system, a notification will appear on your screen, and you will receive a confirmation email. If you have not received the email or seen the notification, your application did not go through. Please email admin@storytellers-conteurs.ca 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 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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