Council seeks submissions for Ulster-Scots Language Week
14 October 2021
Derry City and Strabane District Council, in partnership with The Ulster-Scots Agency, is inviting proposals for digital content in video format for an online programme of events to promote and celebrate Ulster-Scots Language Week 2021.
The call out aims to generate a diverse collection of cultural content spanning a range of genres to appeal to audiences of all ages, which will be available during Ulster-Scots Language Week, running from November 22-26, 2021.
Encouraging people to submit works, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Alderman Graham Warke, said it was a great opportunity to celebrate the Ulster-Scots language and its many influences on local culture.
"Council is particularly keen to showcase a range of creative and innovative digital content which captures the rich tradition of the Ulster-Scots language in all its forms and which can engage audiences, both young and old," Alderman Warke explained.
"Ulster-Scots Language Week celebrates our shared linguistic heritage and offers us all a platform to highlight and celebrate the rich oral tradition of Ulster-Scots which is spoken throughout our Council area."
Proposals can include some of the following: poetry, the spoken word, storytelling, song, language-based drama or performance, narrated talks or lectures, short films, educational videos, interviews with Ulster-Scots speakers, e-books, or online language awareness videos, but this list is not exhaustive.
The content must be language-focussed, original, and must be submitted in a pre-recorded video format suitable for upload to our web and social media platforms; i.e. .MOV, .MPEG, .MP4, .WMV etc.