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Climate Story Lab Nordic

Climate communication is more critical than ever before: we need the best storytelling to reach its full potential and hit the audiences that matter. 

The Climate Story Lab Nordic 2023 vision is to connect a selection of powerful creative narratives that address climate change and climate justice while exploring impact strategies with key allies, strategists, representatives, organisational partners and funders.

The first part of the lab will take place in a residential format or online (to be confirmed) in the Autumn 2023 and culminate at CPH:DOX24. The lab will support project teams on the development of strategies for greater impact. Over this program we will bring together creative storytellers with climate experts - scientists, grass-root activists, political strategists, faith leaders, labour movement, cultural curators, journalists - for days of radical collaboration. Together, this powerful group will strategise with the teams and help them navigate strategies to catalyze climate action. 

 

*APPLICATION DEADLINE 15 MAY 2023 

 (at this stage, visual material is not required. Short-listed projects will be announced by the end of May and then requested to submit supporting visual material)

 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

The Climate Story Lab Nordic invites passionate climate storytellers to the first ever Nordic edition. We are looking for up to 8 creative storytelling projects: we want to work with ambitious teams who are looking for strategic partnerships with organisers and funders. We are looking for projects with the potential to combine powerful storytelling with innovative impact strategies.

 

  • We will be focusing on creators resident in the Nordic countries*, working on climate stories rooted in the Nordics or international stories which will resonate with Nordic audiences. *Includes Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden.

  • Projects could be non-fiction films (feature, shorts, episodic series), immersive and interactive stories or documentary podcasts. Fiction films with a clear climate perspective can also be consideredProjects can in late development or production stages. 

  • Each creative project selected, will be represented by 2 team members including the director or producer.

WHEN DOES THE LAB TAKE PLACE?

Autumn 2023, online or residential in location to be defined.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years or older

  • Submit a project that is in late development, production or post-production.

  • Be emerging or established creative practitioners using storytelling to talk about climate change

  • Commit to attend all components of the Climate Story Lab Nordic

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE CLIMATE STORY LAB:

  • Story Consultation and development

  • Distribution and impact strategy design support

  • Network building with other climate storytellers, subject matter experts, organisational partners and potential funders

  • Knowledge Sharing about tools, resources, strategies and case studies for this kind of work through 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

The application form is available here and requires the following information:

  • Project title

  • What form your story takes 

  • A description of your project

  • Key creatives’ biographies, CVs, examples of previous work

  • Your timeline

  • Your central message or what you want to say with your story

  • Your impact goals what you would like to achieve with your story

Should your project be short-listed we will request an extract and supporting visual materials.

 

See application form for further details. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Please complete and submit this application form by 5pm CET Monday, 15th of May 2023.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Tuesday, 30th of May 2023.

Any questions?

Please contact the programme manager here if you have any queries and follow us on our social media accounts for updates @climatestorylabnordic

This programme is supported by the DocSociety, Fritt Ord, Minor Foundation for Major Challenges, and hosted by Hum Studio Interactive and Differ Media in partnership with Doc Society and the Climate Story Unit.

PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

HOSTED BY

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SUPPORTED BY

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