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Published 1 year ago, by Ema

Small towns, big stories

With the support of Creative Europe program of the European Commission we will get some things that big ones have. We will get money, we will have our staff trained and we will go digital. More precisely, our stories will. 

Small towns, big stories

With the support of Creative Europe program of the European Commission we will get some things that big ones have. We will get money, we will have our staff trained and we will go digital. More precisely, our stories will. In two years, we will explore our towns and listen to the stories of our residents carefully. We will knock on their doors and ask them about their ancestors. We will look for that hidden details that no one cares about and find out more about it. We will finally buy a digital recorder, learn to conduct online surveys and start using our Canon EOS 70D properly.

The fact is that we, the people who live in small towns simply know each other. Therefore the »audience development« pillar of our project can easily be fulfilled. Going for a walk yesterday, our curator met an older resident of the old town square we want to hear from. Today she went to visit him. No email exchanges, no official letters and no courtesy calls needed. You get the point. Sometimes it's OK to be small.

Yet we know there are always pros and cons. Living in a small historic town is not always easy. For example, setting up a wi-fi is a huge challenge in front of us. Blogging in English in nonsense and therefore we'll simultaneously have to blog in our languages. Harbouring old resentments is a normal working method. Fear of »what the others will say« is bigger when the community is small and that may be the reason we want to do our best in diStory project.

Do you already want to visit us? You are kindly invited and we promise you won’t be disappointed. We have residents who care about their towns, a lot of cultural heritage sites and charming city centres. From 2018 on we’ll also have a digital storyteller. Stay tuned for more!

Ema





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