Call for Applications
Grants of $500-$1,000
Apply by February 17, 2015
Apply here: http://bit.ly/sourdoughryefellows
From January 2015 to April 2015, this inaugural round of Sourdough & Rye Story Fellows (maximum of 10) will help uncover and share some of the diverse stories around place and people of the Bay Area Jewish community. Do you have a family story you’ve been meaning to record and document? Have you discovered a hidden history that you’re looking for a way to share? Have you done research that you think everyone should know about? Now’s your chance to make it happen, but submitting your idea on this very short form.
What is a Story Fellow?
Sourdough & Rye Story Fellows are journalists, photographers, story tellers, writers, students and more. They’re people that have an interest in gathering stories, listening to people, and digging into the past of Jewish history in the Bay Area.
What do they do?
In this first short session, Fellows are doing research to find great stories and content from or about current or past Jewish residents of the Bay Area, through connections to living people. The Fellows will use digital tools to put these stories on the map as part of the Sourdough & Rye project on Historypin.
Do Story Fellows have to make something?
Stories and memories will be explored and featured on a map on the Sourdough & Rye website. The stories can be as simple as a collection of photos that can be mapped together with a written story; or could they might be video or audio snippets and interviews; or produced video shorts, art work, or any combination of things. If you’re wondering if your idea fits, just ask!
There will also be an event held in April to showcase the work of the Story Fellows and their subjects, location TBD. This can take the form of presenting the work or live interviews with story tellers and people who have shared their stories.
Story Fellows are able to choose their own licensing and copyright for their works and are free to use them for any other purpose, be it books, papers, other exhibits, etc.
If I’m awarded a fellowship, how will I be supported?
The Story Fellows will be awarded stipends and will have the option of taking one training workshop on creating digital stories. You’ll also have access to our technical and community engagement teams who will help you to upload and share your content every step of the way.
How does the money work?
The Story Fellows will earn stipends ranging from $500 to $1,000 depending on the scope and scale of their project, be it a , though some limited larger stipends will be available.
How do I apply?
Please fill out this short form that highlights what you want to do during your fellowship, who you’ll be targeting, what stories you want to gather, what media you’d like to use, etc. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until February 17, 2015.
Please contact Jon Voss, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 415-935-4701, if you have any questions.