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StorySave

StorySave

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.

Eligibility

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.

Selection

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.

Initially, the committee looks at three things:
  1. That the nominee is a teller (usually an elder) who is highly respected and acknowledged within their community 
  2. That he/she has a distinct and unique repertoire of stories
  3. 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.

Nomination Procedure

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 November 15th EST. 

If you have any additional questions, please direct them to the StorySave Project Manager at storysave@storytellers-conteurs.ca

Notification

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.


Online Application Form

Name *
Email *
Name of nominee
Address and phone number of nominee
Email of nominee
Address and telephone number of nominator
Email of nominator
Please indicate if you are willing to organize a “dedicated production committee” for the person you are nominating *Priority will be given to those Nominees who have a “dedicated production committee.”
The Nominee has been contacted by the Nominator:
Please provide a statement on why the nominee should be considered by the StorySave Committee. The statement should be a maximum of 250 words.
If available, please provide a CV for the nominee.
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