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STORYGATHERING WORKSHOP - CALL FOR APPLICANTS

Learn the art of audio storytelling.

At FIXT POINT, we’ve spent ten years creating community-based initiatives that connect people to the arts and their cultural heritage through audio storytelling and place-based performance. As access to recording and editing technologies proliferate, the medium is becoming democratized. But opportunities to access quality training are few and far between. FIXT POINT Arts & Media is piloting a new training program that will give young women and non-binary youth the knowledge and practical skills they need to produce high-quality, compelling audio stories, and teach them how to use the medium of audio storytelling to engage their communities in meaningful ways.

Skills

This two-week workshop is designed for hands-on experience. Participants will learn and practice the following skills:

  • community outreach

  • interview and recording techniques

  • narrative shaping

  • audio editing

Participants will have the opportunity to interview members of a Toronto community or neighbourhood of their choosing. At the end of the workshop, participants will have created a short audio piece from their own gathered source material.

Who is this workshop for?

This program is open to (trans and cis) women and non-binary youth ages 18-25. FIXT POINT is committed to equity in offering this opportunity; we encourage submissions from transgender, gender diverse, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) applicants.

Access and transportation

Participants will receive reimbursement for TTC transportation as well as a daily meal stipend for the duration of the workshop.

What to bring?

  1. You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permissions.

  2. Bring your own power cord

  3. If selected to participate, you may be required to download some free software. Detailed instructions will be emailed to successful applicants.

Apply

To apply, please fill out the application below. Application deadline extended: now accepting applications until Nov. 1, 2018. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Interested candidates will be contacted by the end of October. Please contact mariel@fixtpoint.com for further information.

Program Dates:

Cohort #1:

November 13th - 17th & 20th -24th

Cohort # 2:

December 4th - 8th & 11th - 15th

(see full program schedule below)

Location:

Address:

Dames Making Games office at the Toronto Media Arts Centre, 32 Lisgar Street, Toronto, ON, M6J 0C9


Schedule

Cohort #2

Week 1

Tuesday Dec. 4th (10am - 4pm) - in-studio training

Wednesday Dec. 5th (4 hours) - independent field work

Thursday Dec. 6th (10am - 4pm) - in-studio training

Friday Dec. 7th (4 hours) - independent field work

Saturday Dec. 8th (10am - 4pm) - in-studio training

Week 2

Tuesday Dec. 11th (10am - 4pm) - in-studio training

Wednesday Dec. 12th (4 hours) - independent field work

Thursday Dec. 13th (10am - 4pm) - in-studio training

Friday Dec. 14th (4 hours) - independent field work

Saturday Dec. 15th (10am - 4pm) - in-studio training and sharing presentation

Cohort #1

Week 1

Tuesday Nov. 13th  (10am - 4pm) - in-studio training

Wednesday Nov. 14th  (4 hours) - independent field work

Thursday Nov 15th (10am - 4pm) - in-studio training

Friday Nov. 16th (4 hours) - independent field work

Saturday Nov. 17th (10am - 4pm) - in-studio training

Week 2

Tuesday Nov. 20th (10am - 4pm) - in-studio training

Wednesday Nov. 21st (4 hours) - independent field work

Thursday Nov 22nd (10am - 4pm) - in-studio training

Friday Nov. 23rd (4 hours) - independent field work

Saturday Nov. 24th (10am - 4pm) - in-studio training and sharing presentation


TESTIMONIALS

I was fortunate enough to participate in one of Fixt Point’s story gathering workshops. I learned hands-on interviewing skills and how to take the oral histories we collected and make them into theatrical art. Joyously inventive, inclusive, practical and wildly creative.
— Beverley Cooper | Playwright | www.beverleycooper.com

 
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