Story Parks at Home - A paid storytelling commission

Leanne Moden
Tue 12 May, 2020

Calling all storytellers, children's authors, poets and workshop leaders! We need you for a fantastic paid opportunity to be part of this year's Story Parks project!

When Nottingham City Council launched Story Parks in 2019, they took the city’s Libraries out into Parks and created fun reading and storytelling dens. This year, due to the lockdown, the council want to bring Story Parks into people’s homes. From bug-hunting and drumming to mindfulness and storytelling, there are already loads of great videos up on the StoryParks website – it’s packed full of activities to engage and inspire children aged 4-11 years old, and their families.

We are looking to commission six videos from children’s authors, poets and storytellers for the Story Parks at Home website. You could be performing some of your poems, stories or writing, or you might want to set some creative activities to get kids thinking, making, reading or writing. The successful commissions will be invited to film and upload their videos to the Story Parks website in July 2020. The videos will last as a legacy beyond the life of the project.

We are keen to offer this opportunity to artists who each bring:

  • Experience of facilitating creative activities and/or producing media and material for children aged 4-11 (and their families);
  • A track record of producing high quality creative and educational outcomes;
  • A positive and sensitive approach to working on community focused-projects.

The fee of £120 per video is available for this Commission. Successful commissions will be required to film their videos in their own homes using their own equipment. All fees are inclusive of VAT.

To apply, please send us:

  • A creative proposal (no larger than 1 A4 page) detailing the content of the video you would like to produce for Story Parks at Home;
  • Your creative CV.

Email your interest, proposal and CV to by 12 noon on Wednesday 20th May and you would need to produce the work by the end of June.

This project has been made possible with support from The Nottingham Building Society and Nottingham City Libraries.

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