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.
THE FEAST PLEDGE
HOW DO WE DEFINE ASIA?
If you are resident in one of these countries, and you consider yourself to be in Asia, then 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.
THE GUIDE TO REGISTERING
as a professional member
When you register as a Professional Member, you will be asked to provide information about your work as a storyteller. This information will be displayed on your personal Profile page. You can read what our existing members have written about themselves in their profiles in the Directory.
We hope this information will be useful for fellow members and prospective clients who may be looking for telling talents. As FEAST is not a booking agency, and we do not vet our members, we want the information you provide to give prospective clients a sense of who you are and your experience as a storyteller, in order that they may open a conversation with you.
Preferred Audience Size
What year was your first paid performance?
Summarise your performing experience (100 words)
My Repertoire (select those which apply)
Asian folktales / World stories / Personal Stories
Myths & legends / Historical stories / Biographical stories
Area(s) of focus in my work: (select those which apply)
Advocacy / Education / Environment / Gender / Heritage Organisational / Peace
You will also be asked to upload a Publicity Headshot.
You can also upload two more photos, 3 video links, and your website, facebook and blog addresses. When choosing your photos, please remember we are promoting oral storytelling rather than reading aloud, so we do not permit photos of storytellers holding a book.
Note that you can amend/update your profile at any time after joining, so don't worry if you don't have a website or blog now, you can add details later when you do! Simply log in andn when you do you will see a prompt to view your profile. When you do, you will see a button enabling you to EDIT your profile. Do remember to save when you are done!