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A Wee Guide to Intangible Cultural Heritage

What is Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH for short)? Simply put, you might know it as “tradition”. Essentially, it’s the stuff in our heads, our skills, our knowledge as communities and societies – very often that which is passed down through generations. It includes traditional songs, storytelling, dancing, customs and rituals, how we celebrate at different … Continued

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Steve Byrne Appointed As New Director of TRACS

TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) is delighted to announce that they have appointed Steve Byrne as their new Director. A noted performer, researcher, folklorist and community activist, Steve Byrne will take up his appointment from March 2023, continuing the work of TRACS and its three forums for traditional music, storytelling, and traditional dance; and … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 14 – 31 October 2022: Keep It Lit

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) invites audiences round the hearth of storytelling this autumn, as we reveal our 2022 festival theme – Keep It Lit, a symbolic fire where experiences and memories are shared, and the torch of oral storytelling is passed on. In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Stories, the 2022 festival programme … Continued

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TRACS – Finance and Administration Officer (0.5)

TRACS is looking for a Finance and Administration Officer (0.5) to join the team. TRACS is a support and development organisation for traditional arts and culture in Scotland. It facilitates the work of the Scottish Storytelling Forum, the Traditional Music Forum, and the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland, based at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. In … Continued

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TRACS Traditional Arts Mentoring

TRACS is delighted to be delivering a programme of Traditional Arts Mentoring, with the support of Creative Scotland. The aim is to support professional development in the traditional arts through sharing knowledge, skills and experience. What is mentoring? Mentoring is a process in which an experienced individual helps another person to develop goals and skills … Continued

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Imagine Online: Watch 11 World-Class Storytelling Performances On-demand in Celebration of World Storytelling Day

This World Storytelling Day, 20 March 2022, SISF celebrates the traditional art of oral storytelling with the release of 11 world-class storytelling performances, available to watch on demand for a limited period. Audiences can purchase an all-access pass from 7 March 2022 for the launch on Sun 20 March 2022, including fully BSL interpreted versions. … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2021 Festival is revealed!

The programme for the 2021 Scottish International Storytelling Festival was revealed today as the festival theme ‘Imagine’ promises an eclectic mix of online events spanning across the globe and small-scale face-to-face events. Over 100 performers will take part in the festival and countries represented include USA, Colombia, Canada, Italy, Spain, England, Kenya, Northern Ireland, Holland, … Continued

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Open Call for Creative Proposals

Imagine something different. Imagine pasts, futures, or a timeless other. Dip into dreams and desires, old and new, lost worlds and worlds still to become. Imagine from the outside in, and the inside out. What would a different world look like in your dreams? We’re eager to know! SISF 2021 extends an invitation to storytellers, … Continued

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Traditional Arts Mentoring Programme

TRACS is delighted to be assisting Creative Scotland and other partners in delivering a pilot programme of Traditional Arts Mentoring, building on work undertaken by the Traditional Music Forum. The aim is to exchange knowledge, skills and experience between the generations. The programme is aimed at early or mid-career practitioners in Scotland. Successful applicants will … Continued

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SISF Reveals 2020 Programme with Tickets Now Live to Book

Set sail this autumn, as the Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) takes audiences on a voyage, exploring Scotland’s coasts and water through music and storytelling. The 2020 SISF programme is revealed today, promising an eclectic mix of online events spanning across the globe and small-scale face-to-face events, celebrating Scotland ‘a nation shaped by the sea’. … Continued

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