I am an Apprentice Storyteller with the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.
Janis Mackay, Education and Training Officer: The Storytelling Apprenticeship is offered by the Scottish Storytelling Centre, through TRACS – Traditional Arts & Culture Scotland. Apprentice Storytellers are working towards joining the Directory of Professional Storytellers in Scotland. An apprenticeship could last up to three years, during which time the apprentice is learning the art and craft of storytelling; taking courses, shadowing storytellers, being mentored, seeking varied opportunities to tell stories and joining in with the apprentice training days, which are held three times annually at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. These training days are offered free of charge to apprentices to support their development, and also to foster a sense of community.