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Call for applications for 2023 Emerging Storyteller Award


Call for applications for 2023 Emerging Storyteller Award.  Deadline for applications is February 1st, 2023. 

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. For the 2023 award year, we will award $600 grants to three organizations/guilds/individuals from Ontario and Quebec (2023 SCCC conference region) for the emerging storytellers to receive mentoring from their organization and present their stories at the conference held in May 2023 in Sudbury, Ontario. Conference admission for the selected tellers is also included in the grant. 

Basic Requirements for choosing an Emerging Teller:

  • Resides within the above region (Ontario and Quebec)
  • has already begun telling stories to an audience
  • has demonstrated considerable talent and potential for development
  • has the beginning of a repertoire of stories   
  • preferably, but definitely not absolutely, be between the ages of 18 and 35 

Apply online here! Deadline: February 1st, 2023

Application requirements- You will be asked to describe:

  • 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 process to choose an emerging storyteller indicating selection criteria
  • 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 2023 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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