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TRACS – Finance and Administration Officer (0.5)

TRACS is looking for a Finance and Administration Officer (0.5) to join the team. TRACS is a support and development organisation for traditional arts and culture in Scotland. It facilitates the work of the Scottish Storytelling Forum, the Traditional Music Forum, and the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland, based at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. In … Continued

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Scottish Storytelling Centre celebrates Scotland’s Year of Stories in 2022 Fringe programme

Alan Bissett, Jo Clifford, and Niall Moorjani feature in this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, which will celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories. The Scottish Storytelling Centre’s 2022 Fringe programme sees some of Scotland’s finest storytellers and performers creating new conversations around live issues, or reflecting on past events that resonate … Continued

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Writing and Performing Workshop For Queer Folks’ Tales Storytellers

We have a training and performance opportunity for aspiring LGBTQ+ storytellers in Edinburgh. The Scottish Storytelling Centre and Bona Broadcasting Ltd together produce Queer Folks’ Tales a bi-monthly storytelling evening for LGBTQ+ stories to be told live on stage. The events for 2022 are funded by the City of Edinburgh’s Diversity and Inclusion Fund and … Continued

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Visitor Services Assistant

Overview Title: Visitor Services Assistant Salary: £18,600 – £20,139 per annum Location: Edinburgh Hours: 35 hours per week, Fixed term – 30 June 2023 Closing date: 12noon Monday, 30 May 2022 Vacancy Ref: 16/22 You will play a pivotal role within the Scottish Storytelling Centre team through the provision of outstanding customer service for visitors to … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2022 – Open Call for Creative Proposals

Open Call for Creative Proposals “Interpreting Scotland” Through the struggles of recent times, storytelling has been embraced as an art form because of what it offers to communities, families and artists at a time when human contacts and relationships have been under pressure. What now for our personal and collective narratives? Help re-shape Scotland’s sense … Continued

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TRACS Traditional Arts Mentoring

TRACS is delighted to be delivering a programme of Traditional Arts Mentoring, with the support of Creative Scotland. The aim is to support professional development in the traditional arts through sharing knowledge, skills and experience. What is mentoring? Mentoring is a process in which an experienced individual helps another person to develop goals and skills … Continued

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Imagine Online: Watch 11 World-Class Storytelling Performances On-demand in Celebration of World Storytelling Day

This World Storytelling Day, 20 March 2022, SISF celebrates the traditional art of oral storytelling with the release of 11 world-class storytelling performances, available to watch on demand for a limited period. Audiences can purchase an all-access pass from 7 March 2022 for the launch on Sun 20 March 2022, including fully BSL interpreted versions. … Continued

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SISF Art Challenge: Making Statues

After last year’s first-time success, the SISF Instagram art challenge returns due to popular demand! Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. (Michelangelo) For this year’s SISF 6-day Instagram art challenge we are asking you to pick your personal heroes and to … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2021 Festival is revealed!

The programme for the 2021 Scottish International Storytelling Festival was revealed today as the festival theme ‘Imagine’ promises an eclectic mix of online events spanning across the globe and small-scale face-to-face events. Over 100 performers will take part in the festival and countries represented include USA, Colombia, Canada, Italy, Spain, England, Kenya, Northern Ireland, Holland, … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival – Commitment to Carbon Reduction

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) supports the collective Edinburgh Festivals Carbon Reduction Route Map and commits to work towards the silver route for emissions reductions. Within the silver route, we will focus on the following areas up to 2025: Digital Programming: utilise livestreaming, online programming (paper free) and online participation to reduce waste and … Continued

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