Native Storytelling BarCall for Native American Storyteller in Residence

The Madison Public Library in partnership with Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison is seeking a self-identified Native American Storyteller to facilitate programs during a two-month residency in order to highlight Ho-Chunk or Native stories and cultures, past and present. The selected individual will be compensated $2700 plus a $200 stipend for supplies.

Based on Vancouver Public Library’s Indigenous Storyteller in Residence program, this residency is intended to promote intercultural understanding and story sharing.

The Storyteller will develop events to engage the public through storytelling and interactive workshops, and provide support to community members and aspiring storytellers through one-on-one or small-group consultations.

Storytelling programs can take many forms and incorporate a variety of activities that facilitate engagement with Native cultures, including but not limited to:

  • Music
  • Digital media
  • Writing/poetry
  • Theater
  • Plant care
  • Food
  • Walking tours
  • Movement/exercise

We encourage you to think outside the box! If selected, we can help you develop your ideas further and figure out logistics, so please don’t hesitate to apply.

Residency Dates: 8-week residency between March-June 2020. Must be available for a total of 12 weeks between February-June to allow for planning and debriefing

Deadline to Apply: February 10, 2020. Applicants will be notified on or before March 1, 2020.

Madison Public Library 
Attn: RUS - Neeyati Shah
201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703
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