YASS! YOU ARE SO SOUND
& PRODUCTION GRANT
SUBMIT YOUR CANDIDACY
DEADLINE: JANUARY 31st 2024
Radio Papesse & Lucia Festival are thrilled to launch the II edition of YASS! You are so sound!, a 40 hour distance one to one mentorship program for emerging or experienced authors and audio artists of any age.
Do you have an idea for an audio piece or a work-in-progress you need support for? If you are willing to learn and share your creative process with an experienced mentor, you are in the right place!
Two audio makers will be selected to work with the YASS! 2023•24 mentors Yasmina Hamlawi and Cristal Duhaime, between February and July 2024, in order to complete their audio piece before Occtober 2024. Each mentee will be paired with one mentor whom we think will enhance their work. Our aim is to create a space for mutual creative exchange that supports the individual process of the author.
Mentors will respect who you are and what you do but they will also positively challenge you to go beyond your production comfort zone and this means to be fully aware of what the audio materials allow you to do and to which extent you can push their boundaries. It’s a big step into the unknown to be open to such a professional and personal exchange but try to imagine the rich and surprising dialogue you might be engaged in!
Find out more about the mentees HERE, we are so glad they are on board with us!!
WHAT DO THE MENTEES GET FROM YASS?
• 40 hours of the Mentorship Program
to be scheduled according to the needs of both mentees and mentors
• Production grant: €1,500/each
• International circulation of the final productions
• Presentation of the productions at Lucia Festival 2024
WHO CAN APPLY
Emerging or experienced authors, audio makers, authors and producers based in Europe and in the MENA region.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Applicants will be required to fill out this REGISTRATION FORM with:
1. the payment receipt of the € 15 registration fee
to be paid via Paypal or bank transfer; it will help cover organizational costs
(Apply for free if you are a student!)
2. information about their background and skills:
previous experience in radio storytelling, audio and podcast production is not required, but is preferred
3. an audio self-portrait (max 2 minutes)
4. a short description (in English) of the story/idea they would love to work on
5. audio clips (max 5 minutes) and a short presentation (max 1 page, in English), if the production is already in progress. Please provide an English transcript or detailed description
of any audio that you might submit in any other language. Thank you!
YASS! welcomes projects and sounds in any language, but understanding is crucial, so we do ask you to keep our communications in English. All these infos will help us not only select the mentees but also pair you with the mentors.
The more we know about you, the better we can set up conditions for enriching collaborations.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any request of information.
Call for applicants: 21.12.2023
Open Call Deadline: 31.01.2024 no later than 11.00 p.m (CET)
Mentorship and production time: mid-February - July 2024 (or not later than September 2024)
Review of applicants will begin in mid-January.
All applicants will be notified by early February regarding the selection.