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Storytelling Forum

A diverse network of storytellers, organisations and individuals supporting Scotland’s vibrant storytelling community.

The Scottish Storytelling Forum is a membership organisation, and a Scottish Charity, dedicated to keeping the art of live oral storytelling alive and growing.

The members elect a committee and office-bearers, with one third retiring or being re-appointed at each AGM.

The Forum is one of the three founders and members of TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) which recognises and supports storytelling, music, dance and seasonal customs, as part of Scotland’s evolving culture.

 

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The purpose of the Storytelling Forum is to:

  • Promote the study, practice and knowledge of storytelling in Scotland through the preservation and perpetuation of traditional storytelling
  • Develop storytelling as a contemporary art through the fostering of storytelling skills among all age groups, and the telling of stories in schools, colleges, prisons, community centres, churches, libraries, hospitals, elderly care centres and festivals, throughout Scotland
  • Advise on all aspects of storytelling development, and advocating the cause of storytelling and storytellers in all aspects of cultural and social life
  • Assist in organising, managing and promoting storytelling programmes and events and other projects and will advance public education in the art and heritage of storytelling in all sections of the Scottish community
  • Make arrangements, plans and programmes either in connection with national, cultural, artistic and educational societies and organisations, or on its own initiative
  • Cooperate with local authorities, community groups and local cultural, artistic and educational societies and organisations for the promotion of the knowledge and practice of storytelling
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Forum Executive Committee

The Scottish Storytelling Forum (SC020891) is a member of TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland).

The Forum Committee acts as a think-tank, advising on all aspects of storytelling development, and advocating the cause of storytelling and storytellers in all aspects of cultural and social life.

The Executive Committee is responsible for the administration, management and control of the affairs and property of the Association, including the details of membership and subscription.

Through TRACS, the Forum is grant-aided by Creative Scotland. However, our work depends on charitable giving and the support of our members. Please consider donating or leave a legacy to allow our work to grow.

The work of the Forum is always people-centred, and all outreach events and projects are tailored to the needs, abilities and interests of the participants.

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