We invite international storytellers to the annual FEST conference 2022

Save the date! FEST and SMK University of Applied Social Sciences have the pleasure to invite the international storytelling community to the annual FEST conference 2022 in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1 – 4 2022. We invite storytellers from Europe and beyond to visit the vibrant and modern city of Vilnius and its world-famous Old Town architecture. 

The annual Federation for European Storytelling Conference is the biggest meeting of its kind, a unique and diverse gathering of storytelling professionals from all over Europe and beyond. Attended by representatives of national and regional storytelling groups, storytelling trainers, festival organizers, promoters, education specialists, storytelling professionals, and funding experts, this is the European storytelling networking opportunity of the year.

Each year we welcome over 100 participants and different stakeholders from the international storytelling community where they meet and wield new alliances, share knowledge and best practices, explore and develop new skills. 

Find more information about the FEST conference, programme, prices, and registration here. 

Stay tuned for more updates in regards to open workshops for SMK and Vilnius communities. 

The past and present live in harmony in Vilnius. While its narrow streets are filled with stories about the legacy of the olden days, the modern part is driven by a start-up mindset and is filled with new ideas and projects exploring the combination of creativity, tech, IT, and the arts. Thus, we invite everyone to discover the art of oral storytelling in a digitally enhanced environment. After all, much of the work has shifted to have an online presence, a move that can be seen in the whole arts and culture sector. 

©Go Vilnius. Gabriel Khiterer. Pilies street

This year the conference will be focused on several themes: new developments in artistic performance, the use of storytelling in society, entrepreneurship in the performing arts, structure building for storytellers, and storytelling organizations.

The conference will consist of workshops and lectures, inspirational sessions, open discussions, network opportunities, and more. 

The full FEST conference programme will be published shortly. 

Organizer: FEST
Co-host: SMK University of Applied Social Sciences
Partners: Go Vilnius, LiMA

FEST Conference 2021 - Svendborg, Denmark

More about FEST

The Federation of European Storytelling (FEST) is an international network of organizations, networks, and associations active in the field of oral storytelling.

FEST has 98 members in 26 different countries, who represent national, regional, or local organizations like professional storytelling associations, festival organizers, storytelling training centers, local authorities, academies, colleges, universities, cultural centers, or libraries, all with a special interest in oral storytelling.

FEST is a place where you can build expertise in European storytelling, share skills and ideas, network with other storytelling groups, initiate cross-cultural collaborations, and receive European storytelling information.

Membership in FEST is open for organizations and associations with a focus or an interest in storytelling. To can apply for FEST membership by filling in this application form here.

Cover photo ©Go Vilnius. Palace of Grand Dukes