This workshop has been organized for freelancers across the UK working in the field of oral history. It will offer case studies and generate debate in three areas:
Managing freelance work. Verusca Calabria will present and invite questions on practical issues involved in freelancing, including contracts, finances, insurance and invoicing. Verusca is currently working for the Environment Trust, but has many years experience of freelance work. Siobhan Warrington, who has recently founded the Community Interest Company Oral Testimony Works, will talk about the process of setting up CICs and invite questions.
Teaming up with non-profits. Julia Honess, who has a very successful track record in developing and managing heritage projects in partnership with non-profits will give an overview of how she has made this model work for her, and invite questions.
Presenting your oral histories – show and tell! Sarah Lowry, former manager of the Foundling Voices project, will give a short presentation on how Foundling Voices approached the display of oral histories in both permanent and travelling exhibitions. Attendees will be invited to bring their own examples of recent innovative work in displaying recorded sound to present to the group.
We don’t profess to have all the answers, but we are very interested to meet with and learn from others and to share our work in the field. Please contact us if you would like to attend. Only 20 places are available, so book early!
To reserve a place please email: Sarah Lowry: email@example.com.