Digital Creative Storytelling
These community-led programs facilitate the passing of language, story and knowledge between Senior Custodians and young people on Country and in the classroom.
Our Digital Storytelling Program occurs on Country and in the classroom
The program facilitates the documentation of stories, language and culture by young Indigenous people and their classmates on Country with Elders. The program brings Elders into the classroom to work with young people in their creative interpretations of the shared story.
We build arts media skills in community participants.
These include storyboarding, audio recording, sound design, filming, editing, photography, animation, projection, green screen and performative interpretation.
As communities build their digital literacy and storytelling practices,
they record and creatively interpret language and cultural stories. Outcomes can be housed in a range of platforms and architectures ensuring ease of access in ways that support cultural maintenance and continuity initiatives in the long term.
Over time, partner communities can collaborate
with SharingStories to create rich cultural resources to share with all Australians.
“The program has built a story inside these kids that they can be proud of, proud of their culture, their local community and proud of the skills that they have learnt. For Aboriginal people in a town like Swan Hill, the impact of this is massive.”