Story Sharing Residency

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Story Sharing Residency

Indigenous Arts Thematic

This three-week self-directed story sharing residency invites Indigenous storytellers to develop their projects further in a supportive environment while engaging in Indigenous storytelling practices that inform various disciplines. Guest artists (in person and online) will share their own storytelling practices with program participants.

What Does the Program Offer?

Storytellers will deepen their understanding of different protocols and practices of storytelling from various cultural perspectives and genres while having the opportunity to share with faculty and peers. The goal is to gather to create networking opportunities that will expand participants’ professional networks and the opportunity for possible future collaborations after departure from Banff Centre.

The faculty will host gatherings, workshops and presentations with an opportunity for participants to sign up for one-on-one mentorship sessions. Participants will have a chance to present works in progress to each other at the end of the program. Lastly, the program includes opportunities for on the land engagement. Participants will have time to work in their own studio space.

Who Should Apply?

This program invites storytellers who have a portfolio of one or more previous projects to bring their current work in progress to Banff Centre. The program is open to story sharers with backgrounds in spoken word, playwriting, songwriting, theatre, comedy, novel-writing, acting and film, as well as those with narrative, podcasting and digital narration experience.

Program Dates: May 6 – 24, 2024Application Deadline: February 07, 2024

Scholarship of 100% is available and will be applied to cover tuition, meals and accommodation costs.

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