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 StorySave Committee members will select the person(s) who will be the next to be recorded from the nominations received. The StorySave Chair presides over the deliberations.
Initially, the committee looks at three things:
That the nominee is an accomplished teller who is highly respected and acknowledged within their community
That they have a distinct and unique repertoire of stories
That there is a Dedicated Production Committee in place, ideally one that is local to the nominee, dedicated to seeing a StorySave 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.
To learn more about what to consider before making a StorySave nomination and being part of a StorySave Production Committee, click here
You may nominate a teller using the online form below. All nominations must be received no later than midnight EST on February 15th, 2024. If you have any additional questions, please direct them to the StorySave Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
*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 the Program Manager email@example.com