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Membership FAQs

 

What is the difference between a Storytelling Centre Supporter and a Storytelling Forum Membership?

The Storytelling Centre Supporter scheme costs £30 per year. It is for customers who wish to donate to the Scottish Storytelling Centre in exchange for a range of benefits. This scheme is focused on the centre as a venue and includes discounts on Centre events, plus Story Café and bookshop discounts.

Storytelling Forum Membership is nationwide and is for people who actively want to participate in the storytelling community locally, nationally and internationally. 

Can I be both a Forum Member and a Centre Supporter?

Yes, there is nothing to stop you supporting the centre as a Storytelling Centre Supporter and being a Storytelling Forum Member.
The only change is that when booking online, you will need to select your discount on workshops manually rather than this being applied automatically by the booking system.

My Network Membership will run out soon.  What is the difference between my current membership and the new Forum Membership?

The new Storytelling Forum membership is very similar to the old Network Membership. For Network Members transitioning to Forum Members, there is no difference in terms of benefits or discounts to workshops at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

The only change is that: when booking online, you will need to select your discount on workshops manually rather than this being applied automatically by the booking system.

I am a Directory Storyteller. How will this change affect me?

As a Directory Storyteller it will be a compulsory requirement to hold Storytelling Forum Membership, in the same way it was compulsory to hold Network Membership.

Your current membership will be honoured as it stands with no change until time comes to renew.  

The only change is that when booking online, you will need to select your discount on workshops manually rather than this being applied automatically by the booking system.

If you would also like to become a Storytelling Centre Supporter in addition to your Storytelling Forum Membership, you can do so.

 

What about the other TRACS Forums? Can I join them too?

If you are interested in Traditional Music (TMF) or Traditional Dance (TDFS), you are welcome to become a member of these Forums too. Some people are interested in storytelling, or dance specifically; some people are interested in all three. Each Forum is a community of practice in its own right.  

I would like to more about the Scottish Storytelling Forum. Where do I read more?

To find out a little more about what the Scottish Storytelling Forum does read more here.

What is TRACS?

Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) was established in 2012 to bring together Scotland's performance traditions - storytelling, music and dance - under a new umbrella. TRACS aims to encourage collaboration between these three art forms, share resources for effective promotion of Traditional Arts activities and to develop partnerships with other organisations that can benefit from our resources. You can’t join TRACS, but you can join the Forums - Storytelling, Music and Dance. TRACS does all the hard work in the background, and supports the work of the three Forums, the Storytelling Centre, and the two big festivals - TradFest and Scottish International Storytelling Festival.