Why Join FEAST?
Access regular webinars that offer you the chance to learn from experienced tellers as they share ideas on different aspects of storytelling.
The annual conference is a chance to meet fellow tellers, take part in practical workshops and see/hear lots of storytellers in action. The conference will be held in a different Asian city each year.
FEAST was set up by the directors of storytelling festivals in Bangkok, Chennai, Jakarta, Kuching, Seoul and Singapore, so if you tell a story at the Conference . . . you may be talent-spotted!
Professional members, have your own page which can introduce you to people looking for a storyteller outside of your usual contacts.
Enjoy our catalogue of stories told and recorded by our members - and not only in English, too! (The full catalogue will only be accessible to members.) Over time it will become a fascinating and invaluable resource.
Looking for a story? Or a story on a theme? Or for a particular age-group? Or occasion? Submit your storytelling questions to our Forum and tap on the shared wisdom of like-minded people.
UPDATE 2 JANUARY 2021: All memberships are now tied to our financial year. This means memberships will run from 1 July to 30th June. Consequently NEW APPLICANTS will pay a pro-rated fee for the remaining months of the membership (eg $25 for professional members signing up in January.) The fee is calculated monthly. (If you join in June, you will pay the full fee but it will be for 13 months to June 30th of the following year.) EXISTING MEMBERS: when your current membership expires, you will be asked to renew to June 30th at the prevailing pro-rated rate; this is a one-time inconvenience to align you with the new system.
Non-Resident in Asia ).
If you are not resident in Asia, while we welcome your interest in and support of FEAST, we hope you won't mind that we are charging you a little more. Your membership fee will go into a bursary fund to support deserving tellers from some Asian countries.
This is for organisations which run or promote storytelling events, and other organisations that wish to be affiliated with FEAST and our network of tellers.(Including book councils, libraries, educational institutions with storytelling programmes, publishers, or media and content producers such as television and radio).
Institutional : Story Festival
We are keen to be connected with Story Festivals, not only in Asia but around the world and therefore offer this special category. It offers you your own profile page. (with website, logo and a write up on your Festival programming) and the chance to send two representatives to the Conference at Members rates.
Note: all fees are in Singapore dollars (which hovers around $1.38 to the US dollar - August 2019).
If you like telling Asian stories, you're welcome to join the FEAST! It doesn't matter what ethnicity, gender or faith you are, if you want to share Asian stories, come join the FEAST! We have six types of membership:
If you are already an active and capable storyteller who wants to market your skills and services to more clients/audiences at home and abroad, this category is for you! The benefits of professional membership are (a) you will have your own individual profile on our site where you can list your experience, upload a link to 3 sample videos and provide a link to your website, facebook or blog; (b) you can submit videos of you telling to our Story Circle, which will add to your visibility and demonstrate your style; and (c) you can make friends with, and learn from, some of the most experienced storytellers in Asia.
If you are interested in storytelling but you are still developing the skills and experience to become a more confident and effective teller, or if you prefer to tell simply for fun (eg within your family or community) or as part of your work (eg as teachers, librarians, counsellors), this is the group for you.
To join as a syoung Storyteller you must be between16 and 30 years old. The chief benefit of registering as a Young Storyteller is that your membership gives you free of charge access to all the FEAST webinars, as we encourage you to take the opportunity to learn from our collective expertise. You are also entitled to up to 50% discount on the Conference fee. (If you have joined before our conference registration goes live).
How do we define Asia?
If you are resident in one of these 48 countries, and you consider yourself to be in Asia,
we are happy to accept you as a member of FEAST :
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Georgia,
India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon,
Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia,
Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan,
United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen. Back to Non-resident in Asia
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