Deadline: 10 October 2023
The Initiative encourages individuals from diverse professional, educational and locational contexts to support CREA’s own mission by documenting untold stories of the advancement of sexual and human rights for all structurally excluded groups.
Why you should apply?
- Individuals selected for the Storytelling Initiative will receive a generous fee for their work over a maximum of a four-month period.
- They will receive regular editorial inputs from CREA inhouse editors, and periodic reviews from external experts.
- Guidance will be offered about appropriate forums for the publication of final project outcomes, which may also be launched as a collection in the form of a printed book or online.
What they’re looking for?
- The Storytelling Initiative extends this interest by commissioning non-academic, non-fiction essays/reports that are accessible to a wider audience. Source material must be first-hand and individually reported; it can be new or draw on existing but previously unpublished materials/ writing/ research.
- The expected start date for contracts is November 15. Work products may be made in any of the following formats:
- Text (5,000- 10,000 words) – in English or Hindi
- Graphic (25-50 pages’ worth)
- Photographic (25-50 pages’ worth)
- Any other mixed (printable) medium
- They welcome applications from India-based writers, photographers, graphic artists, illustrators, researchers and others experienced in storytelling.
- Applications that demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the issues faced by structurally excluded groups (people with disabilities, sexual- and gender-diverse individuals, sex workers, etc) will receive particular attention.
- Applicants must demonstrate previous storytelling experience, in the form of published articles or photo/ illustrated essays (online or in print).
- Projects may be in English or Hindi.
- Audio-visual proposals cannot be entertained.
Terms & Conditions
- Individuals chosen for the Storytelling Initiative will receive a contract outlining the fees, anticipated deliverables, and implementation schedules. Any payment requests beyond the stipulated fees in these contracts will not be entertained.
- CREA has zero tolerance for sexual harassment at the workplace, as well as discrimination on any grounds, including but not limited to sex, gender, sexual orientation, class, caste, religion, race, and/ or disability, the practice of which could result in immediate termination of the contract with no compensation.
For more information, visit CREA.