Are you a storyteller based or working in Scotland? We are looking for your Creative Proposals to join us this October!

Scottish International Storytelling Festival Open Call for Creative Proposals 2021

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) returns with an invitation to storytellers based or working in Scotland, to join the creative process of the Festival by submitting a creative proposal on the theme of ‘Imagine’.

A selection of 10 artists and collaborators will get the chance to showcase their performance, either live in Edinburgh at the Scottish Storytelling Centre (subject to Scottish Government guidelines), or digitally online, or both.

We are publicly opening the curation process for the first time in the spirit of co-creation, to build back better and stronger, whilst feeding the roots of storytelling traditions in artistic communities across Scotland.

The application deadline is 5pm (BST) on Tuesday 25 May 2021. For more information on how to apply, click the button below.

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