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Why Join FEAST?

Feedback from our members often speaks of FEAST’s strong sense of community and camaraderie, and of sharing and support. It’s a warm inclusive group drawn from many different countries (and not just in Asia - see membership category 4!)


The tangible benefits are:


  1. Storytelling sessions including story swaps (some of which are peer coached or have a guest teller providing coaching) the Story Caravan (a monthly programme for audiences aged 4 – 8yrs) the FEAST Fest.
  2. Regular webinars that offer you the chance to learn from experienced tellers as they share ideas on both the craft and the business of storytelling.
  3. The conference is a chance to meet fellow tellers, take part in practical workshops and see/hear lots of storytellers in action. We aim to rotate the conference around different Asian cities.
  4.  Although English is our main language of communication, we welcome and celebrate tellers who tell in their Mother Tongue, and our programming always aims to include such stories and tellers.
  5. FEAST was set up by the directors of storytelling festivals in Bangkok, Chennai, Jakarta, Kuching, Seoul and Singapore, so if you tell a story at the Conference . . . you may be talent-spotted!


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Membership Levels

FEES

  1. All fees are in Singapore dollars (which hovers around $1.38 to the US dollar – Jan 2022).
  2. All memberships run from 1 July to 30 June of the following year (in line with our financial year).
  3. Fees are pro-rated monthly. If you join between January and June, your first membership fee will be pro-rated to June of the following year (eg: if you join in April, you will be billed for 15 months to the following June)
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1) Professional
1) Professional
  • If you are already an active and capable storyteller who wants to market your skills and services to more clients/audiences at home and abroad, this category is for you! The benefits of professional membership are:
  • your experience, upload a photo gallery, links to sample videos and provide a link to your website, and social media;
  • members rates to all our events,
  • priority when it comes to Guest coaching sessions and most mentorship programmes
  • opportunity to refine your stories with culturally appropriate input from fellow members from Asia (and even beyond!)


Level 1: PROFESSIONAL $50.00 (SGD)

Subscription period: 1 year, from July 1st

No automatically recurring payments


  • Access to all resources
  • Priority for Guest coaching Swaps, Mentorships
  • Your personal profile in the Members’ Directory
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2) Community
2) Community
  • If you are interested in storytelling but you are still developing the skills and experience to become a more confident and effective teller, or if you prefer to tell simply for fun (eg within your family or community) or as part of your work (eg as teachers, librarians, counsellors), this is the group for you. You will;
  • have the opportunity to tell in a supportive environment,
  • gain exposure to stories from diverse cultural sources.


Level 2: COMMUNITY $30.00 (SGD)

Subscription period: 1 year, from July 1st

No automatically recurring payments


  • Access to all resources but with a limited profile page.


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3) Young Storyteller
3) Young Storyteller
  • We define 'young' as 16-30 years of age


  • Young Storytellers are automatically enrolled as a part of the FEAST FUNDAMENTALS special interest group.
  • your membership also gives you free access to all the FEAST Learning Capsule. These are 75-90 minute skill-sharing sessions by highly experienced sotrytellers on a wide range of subjects. We encourage you to learn from our collective expertise. Do note you need to REGISTER for each learning capsule
  • You are also entitled to up to 50% discount on the Conference fee.


Level 3: YOUNG STORYTELLER - $20.00 (SGD)

Subscription period: 1 year, from July 1st

No automatically recurring payments


  • Free registration for all webinars.
  • Up to 50% discount on the Annual Conference fee.


Eligibility:


  • Aged between 16 -30 (proof of age required - eg student ID)Save
  • You must be Resident in Asia.

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4) Not-Resident in Asia*
4) Not-Resident in Asia*
  • FEAST welcomes storytellers everywhere who have an interest in Asian stories and we are delighted to welcome members from Canada, USA, Ireland, Norway and Argentina (the list is growing!) on a regular basis. Benefits:
  • Discover Asian stories told by Asian tellers
  • Significant savings on the event registration fees


Level 4: NOT RESIDENT IN ASIA $45.00 (SGD)

Subscription period: 1 year, from July 1st

No automatically recurring payments

Please see our definition of the 48 countries in Asia


  • Access to all resources, but without an individual page or link

*How do we define Asia?


If you are resident in one of these 48 countries Countries of Asia and you consider yourself to be in Asia, we are happy to accept you as a member of FEAST:


Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.


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5) Institutional
5) Institutional
  • This is for organisations which run or promote storytelling events, and other organisations that wish to be affiliated with FEAST and our network of tellers (such as book councils, libraries, educational institutions with storytelling programmes, publishers, or media and content producer).
  • The Institution will have its profile page – a section in mother Tongue where appropriate – would be very welcome. We invite you to promote any of your events which you feel would be of interest to our members – both through the website and our social media channels.
  • Up to 5 members of your institution can register for any webinar at the member rate (saving almost 60%)


Level 5: INSTITUTIONAL $200.00 (SGD)

Subscription period: 1 year, from July 1st

No automatically recurring payments


  • Access to all resources
  • Your own institution page with logo, photo and link to your website
  • Up to 5 members of your institution can register for any webinar at the member rate


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6) Institutional: Story Festival
6) Institutional: Story Festival
  • We are keen to be connected with Story Festivals, not only in Asia but around the world and therefore offer this special category.
  • It offers you your own profile page. (with website, logo and a write-up on your Festival programming) and the chance to send two representatives to the Conference at Members rates.


Level 6: INSTITUTIONAL: STORY FESTIVAL $150.00 (SGD)

Subscription period: 1 year, from July 1st

No automatically recurring payments


  • This discounted rate is only for Storytelling Festivals. Benefits are:
  • Access to all resources
  • Your own profile page with Festival logo, photo and link to your website.


MEMBERSHIP enquiries:

membershipfeast@gmail.com


STORE related enquiries:

storefeast@gmail.com


Story Swap related enquiries: feaststoryswap@gmail.com


Webinar related enquiries: feastwebinars@gmail.com