The DICE Young Storymakers Programme 2019 is a partnership between the British Council, offered through its Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) programme and Pioneers Post. The selected Storymakers will be invited for a fully-funded trip to London from 18-24 May to take part in a training workshop.
The selected young journalists, videographers, writers, radio journalists or photojournalists – three from each of the following countries: Brazil, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa and the UK – will be invited to visit London in May 2019 to receive training from UK journalists and editors and take part in social enterprise and investment events. They will then take part in editorial meetings and produce articles, video, podcasts, photo essays and other paid content for publication in Pioneers Post and British Council channels. They will also be supported in pitching content to other media.
These opportunities will be offered to three young journalists, videographers, photojournalists, radio journalists or writers, aged 18-25, in each of these DICE countries: Brazil, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa, and the UK.
The programme will support the Storymakers to develop and publish fact-based reporting, analysis, radio reporting, photojournalism and video content about:
- The DICE programme, its participants, partners, beneficiaries, and impact
- Initiatives to address gender inequality, youth unemployment, and barriers to inclusion for people with disabilities and marginalized populations
- Efforts to promote a more enabling environment for creative and social enterprise
- Positive change to national and regional policies for creative and social enterprises
- Innovative, collaborative responses to local and global challenges targeted by the Sustainable Development Goals
- Other efforts to build more creative and inclusive economies
DICE Young Storymakers Programme Details:
- United Kingdom
- 1 Week
- 18-24 May 2019
Financial Support & Benefits:
- DICE Young Storymaker’ the British Council will provide you with a UK visa support letter and UK visa application checklist,
- DICE will provide reimbursement for the visa fee
- The British Council will also cover the cost of your travel, food, and accommodation during the 18-24 May 2019 visit to the UK.
- The Young Storymakers will also receive compensation for content that is published on Pioneers Post or British Council channels – articles, photo essays, podcast, and video – along with expenses contributions, paid through Pioneers Postat a pre-agreed rate.
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- International Youthopia Conference 2019 in Karachi, Pakistan.
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- Participants will engage in active learning and participate in storytelling opportunities with UK media and social enterprise professionals.
- They will also be invited to attend the Good Deals & Beyond Good Business conference and take part in other DICE activities along with the DICE Collaborators, members of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, UK-based creative and social entrepreneurs, and British Council staff.
- Throughout, they will be expected to post about their experiences on social media and produce at least one piece of storytelling (e.g. article, video, audio journalism, etc.) from their trip to London about a DICE-related theme, collaborator, event or more, with support from Pioneers Post editors and programme leaders.
After their return from London, the DICE Young Storymakers will be expected to each produce at least three additional articles (800-1,200 words), photo essays (10 images) or short videos (of 3 minutes or less) over the following ten months (to the end of March 2020). Longer articles will also be considered.
Storymakers will benefit from the following ongoing support from Pioneers Post and the British Council, including:
- Monthly editorial calls/meetings with Pioneers Post editors, providing regular advice and support on story planning and editing
- The opportunity to have work published on Pioneers Post and/or British Council channels
- Mentoring opportunities with an in-country, professional journalist
To apply for the DICE Young Storymakers programme you must:
- Be aged 18-25 on 1 March 2019
- Be a legal resident of Brazil, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa, or the UK
- Be a registered student, enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate course (of any subject) at a university or higher education institution OR have graduated from a degree course after 1 July 2017
- Be a native speaker of English OR be able to speak and write English at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent (a formal qualification is not required, just the ability to speak and write at this level)
- Be dedicated to a career in journalism or communications, in any form. Previous training and experience in journalism and communications is desirable but not required
- Have a passion for positive social change and a demonstrated interest in creative or entrepreneurial approaches to addressing social issues
- Have published an article, blog, vlog, podcast, radio report or video on a third party site such as newspaper, magazine, radio programme, podcast or other media platform
- Be comfortable and imaginative in using social media to generate interest in your journalism or communications
- Have access to the internet and to the equipment necessary to produce articles, videos, podcasts or other content such as a computer, smartphone or other video or audio equipment
- Be available to travel to and from the UK on any date between 18-24 May 2019.
How to Apply for DICE Young Storymaker Programme in London?
You need to fill DICE Young Leaders online application. You’ll need to answer two questions designed to test your journalism or story making skills and interests and to share a link to one example of your published work.
- The 18 DICE Young Storymakers will be recruited through an open application process, with applications closing on 7 April 2019.