Glasgow Museums and British Council are offering fourteen paid opportunities to write, act, produce, score and digitise a new social media series, as part of the Our Shared Cultural Heritage project. The series will be launched during South Asian Heritage Month 2021 to highlight the wealth of Scottish South Asian history in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.
Our Shared Cultural Heritage is a project run by British Council in partnership with Glasgow Museums, Manchester Museum and UK Youth. It is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund . As part of this project, we are offering fourteen paid opportunities, to people who are 18-25 years old and have an interest in Scottish South Asian heritage, to write, act, produce, score and digitise five new social media films.
These short monologue films will document Scottish South Asian histories. The monologues will be fictional and spoken by contemporary voices, but inspired by real histories and artifacts. In Summer 2020 we released a pilot film in this format through Glasgow Museums’ social media accounts. You can watch the pilot, ‘Letter from a Lascar’ , written and read by storyteller Gauri Raje.
During October Week 2020 we held a Digital Storytelling Club for 11-17 year olds with an interest in Scottish South Asian heritage. The stories produced during this time will inform the new short monologue films. The young people involved in writing these stories will also be involved in viewing your application videos and making selections alongisde staff from Glasgow Museums and British Council.
Find out more and apply here.