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2023 YES Voices Podcasting Workshop - Apply Now!
Interested in podcasting and using it as a tool to enhance your work as YES Abroad alumni? Apply now for the 2023 YES Voices Podcasting Workshop with StoryCenter. Applications are due December 16, 2022. This workshop will be virtual and in-person in Rabat, Morocco!
- Virtual Sessions: March 6 - April 10, 2023 (Thursdays 10-12pm Eastern Time, USA)
- Podcast Production: April 10 - May 8, 2023
- In-Person Sessions: May 11 - 15, 2023 (in Morocco)
The virtual component will consist of two hour weekly Zoom sessions on Thursdays from March 6 - April 10, 2023. After completing the virtual sessions, participants will have a month to work on their podcast projects with their partners. From May 11 - 15, participants will travel to Morocco, travel guidelines permitting, to get hands-on experience with the podcast production process, and record, edit, and produce podcast segments.
Twenty YES/YES Abroad alumni will be selected to attend the workshop. To be selected, alumni must be available for the entirety of the workshop, including virtual and in person sessions.
Participants will be assigned to a partner to create a cohesive podcast segment about a community project(s) one or both have organized or been involved in. Applicants can apply individually, or if you already have a partner in mind, you can apply as a pair. If applying as a pair, both partners will still need to complete the application form.
The workshop will be hosted by YES staff from iEARN-USA, American Councils, and Amideast in collaboration with the StoryCenter, a digital storytelling organization that has been facilitating innovative arts approaches to participatory media creation for nearly 30 years. Each pair of alumni will work directly with facilitators from the StoryCenter to learn podcast theory, receive hands-on tutorials, develop a clear podcast theme, and construct a final podcast segment that promotes their community project and work as YES alumni. Alumni will also learn project management skills throughout the workshop. All participants will be strongly encouraged to continue using their podcasting skills to promote their work and the YES program following the workshop. Read about the 2021 Podcasting Workshop here!
YES/YES Abroad alumni from all cohorts and program countries are welcome to apply. Alumni with disabilities are encouraged to apply and accessibility accommodations will be available.
Finalists must be available, able, and willing to participate in the full nine weeks of virtual and in-person sessions, including weekly Zoom sessions (two hours per session) from March 6 - April 10, 2023 and in person sessions in Morocco from May 11 - 15, 2023
Special consideration will be given to applicants who have a well-developed idea for a podcast based on a community development project that they have implemented or are currently planning/implementing.
Applicants can either apply as a pair or individually. If applying as a pair, both partners will still need to complete the application form. Applicants will be reviewed on an individual basis; no preference will be given to applicants who apply with a partner.