Storytelling for artists

Social Art Library—an Axis project in conjunction with Social Art Network—is excited to invite expressions of interest in ‘Storytelling for Artists’, a series of three workshops / masterclasses with writer and performer, Debs Newbold.

Successful applicants will also receive a small bursary to help develop their own social practice story for submission to the Social Art Library.

The Social Art Library aims to be the first really comprehensive resource for and about social practice in collaboration with artists and the communities they work with. They are open to submissions from all artists who work with people—and the communities and organisations they work with (you can share your work here).

However, they know that telling the story of your work can be challenging and we want to support artists to create narratives that are congruent with their values as practitioners, as well as being potentially beneficial to the development and sharing of their practice.

The ‘Storytelling for Artists’ programme was created to help artists develop their narrative-making towards creating submissions to the Social Art Library. 

  • Workshop 1: ‘Introduction to narrative-making’ [open to all] 
  • Workshop 2 + 3: ‘Tell your story’ masterclass to develop your own stories [places limited to those awarded one of our bursaries]

Those accepted into the masterclasses will also receive a £100 bursary to assist with creating a submission to the Library.

Deadline for submitting your expression of interest

midday February 1st 2021. 

NB Although ‘Storytelling for Artists’ is primarily intended for social practice artists, the first open session, ‘Introduction to Narrative Making’ might also be of interest to artists working in other fields who want to get better at presenting and sharing the stories of their projects. Artists working in other media do not need to apply at this stage: they will advertise the date and how to register your free place in the new year.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Lucy Wright at


Published on:
12 Jan 2021
Opportunity deadline:
01 Feb 2021


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