Loughborough University PhD student and CERTIFY trainee Sophia Kier-Byfield is organising the first two Digital Storytelling workshops in UK as part of the EU project CERTIFY.
The two workshops are open to young adults and adults who would like to learn how to make a digital story that could be used as additional evidence when they apply for a job in the cultural and creative sector.
During the first online workshop in this three-session, (16th-18th Nov) participants will be focusing on the skills of creativity and collaboration. Using the Digital Storytelling method, they will be invited to create a story that shows their experience with and understanding of these skills through a personal story.
Click here to register to this first event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/certify-digital-storytelling-about-skills-for-the-cultural-sector-tickets-125314654505
During the second workshop (24th-26th Nov), participants will be focusing on the skills of flexibility/resilience and self-management.
Click here to register to the second event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/certify-digital-storytelling-about-skills-for-the-cultural-sector-tickets-125443417639
Digital Stories are 2-4 minutes long and convey personal narratives about powerful moments through a combination of words and images. By taking part in the method and creating a digital story, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their skills from a fresh perspective, learn something new through the process, and be part of a group of supportive and inquisitive storytellers.
The digital stories created during the workshop will be featured on the project’s website and will contribute to research about if and how the digital storytelling method can be used to amplify the skills needed to work in the cultural sector.
On the CERTIFY project website, you can watch some of the stories produced by other workshops participants: https://certifyproject.com/digital-stories/