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Applications are invited from East African arts and culture journalists (including photo-journalists) working in print as well as film, TV and web-based media to participate in an intensive 7-day on-the-job training and collaborative exchange.
Arterial Journalism Workshop Participants | Source: Arterialnetwork.org
Applications are invited from journalists working in the following countries:
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia
Selected participants will be fully covered (return flight to Stone Town, accommodation, visa costs when necessary, travel insurance and per diem) by the Arterial Network from departures to return, arriving in Stone Town 6 February, returning on 14 February.
In order to apply, you need to be able to travel and have a passport in order. Since you will have to write articles or work on footage, you will also need to bring a lap top.
All applications must be sent by Friday 21 January 2011. Send applications to email@example.com
•Send a one-page summary CV, showing experience and achievements in arts journalism and your specific field of knowledge/interest in the arts
- include full name as per passport, nationality, residence, contact details
•Show a minimum of 2-to-5 years working experience in arts journalism in a recognized media
•Be fluent in written and spoken English and/or Swahili
•Provide 2 references to be checked – make sure you include e-mail address and phone number of your 2 referees
•Have a current passport with at least 3 blank pages
•Depending on your discipline, include one published article or 3 photos or a link to one short film, documentary or podcast (do not send large files please, provide a web-site where this can be seen)
•Write a covering letter of 100 words maximum why you should be selected to participate in this training and collaboration
Please note successful applicants will be required (as an output of the workshop) to produce feature articles, photo-essays (6-8 photos) or team-based 60-90 second short films (to be decided) as part of the training, copyright of which will belong to the ARTERIAL NETWORK/AFRICAN SYNERGY. This is a requirement. In addition there will be opportunities for publication or broadcast of pieces produced on a selective basis.
The final date for receipt of applications is Friday 21 January 2011. Send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
No late applications will be considered.
The workshop training and arts journalism collaboration will be conducted with experienced media professionals.
The goal is to upgrade standards of African arts reporting in all media, with depth and analysis through critical feature writing and production.
The activities will be geared to creative media production in a real working environment against the backdrop of an exciting arts festival – it will be intensive, packed, and demanding!
The 7-day course takes place in Zanzibar with some exciting media partners against the backdrop of the eighth Tanzania SAUTI ZA BUSARA (Sound of Wisdom) FESTIVAL (check out the website www.busaramusic.org for details) which runs from February 9-13. The festival has grown to become one of the most exciting music festivals in Africa, featuring some of the great names in African music, as well as many emerging stars from East Africa.
Zanzibar presents a vivid African experience and context to arts reporting: a deeply-rooted traditional African coastal society with a singular sense of identity in culture, language and value-systems in the midst stunning island scenery and the historic town of Zanzibar, and a centuries-old history linking Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania to Arabic, Asian and Indian Ocean peoples and cultures.
Like much of Africa, it is also a society of transition, contradiction, modern global influence and social challenges – a rich ground for the discerning arts journalist!
Details, including preparatory work, will be provided to successful applicants.
The course will seek to select a balanced team comprising print and film/TV journalists, with one photo-journalist in the mix.
The team of participants will produce filmed material, feature articles and photo-essays. It will be a ‘total immersion’ experience, looking to present the highest standards of reporting, analysis and interpretation of African arts in a festival context.
For more information visit: www.arterialnetwork.org
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