« 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.
The two-week workshop combines hands-on experience with in-studio training. 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.
Cohort #1: November 13th – 17th & 20th -24th
Cohort # 2: December 4th – 8th & 11th – 15th
Location: Dames Making Games office at Toronto Media Arts Centre, 32 Lisgar St, Toronto, ON M6J 0C9
(see full program schedule below)
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 do you need to bring?
- You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permissions
- Bring your own power cord
- If selected to participate, you may be required to download some free software. Detailed instructions will be emailed to successful applicants.
Application deadline: October 20th, 2018.
Interested candidates will contacted by the end of October. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
To apply, please visit: www.fixtpoint.com/storygathering2018
About the company: FIXT POINT is a Toronto-based arts & media company with national reach. We endeavor to be leaders in public engagement, embedding outreach and community development into our process of creation. We’ve trained many early-career artists to develop the skills they need to make art from audio. »