StorySave is a program of Storytellers of Canada / Conteurs du Canada recording the voices of elders from the Canadian storytelling community. Those voices are then made available to listeners world-wide as part of a living legacy through our website and through the production and sale of CDs and/or other recordings.
Nominations are welcome for all storytellers who have made a significant contribution to the storytelling world. Only those nominees who have developed a marked personal style to the craft of storytelling, including but not limited to their vision, technique, interests, influence, history, and specific repertoire will be considered.
Each year, a jury of StorySave Committee Members will select the person(s) who will be the next “teller” to be recorded from the nominations received. The StorySave Chair presides over the deliberations.
- That the nominee is a teller (usually an elder) who is highly respected and acknowledged within their community
- That he/she has a distinct and unique repertoire of stories
- That there is a production committee in place, ideally one that is local to the nominee, dedicated to seeing a SS project through to successful fruition. With the support of the StorySave Project Manager, the committee works on technical aspects, fundraising, production, launches and other necessary local details.
You may nominate a teller using the online form available on the SC-CC Members’ website. All nominations must be received no later than midnight October 31st EST.
If you have any additional questions, please direct them to the StorySave Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
The committee will make a decision no later than December 1st. The person will be notified, in writing, in late December, and their name will be announced at the SC-CC Annual Conference.