• Creative Scotland fundedProposal project • Five planned interventions: • Launch and information event • CitizenRelay Intern recruitment/training • CitizenRelay Reporter recruitment/training • Torch Relay Roadtrip • Dissemination and forward plan to 2014
The #CitizenRelay project tracks the Torch The #CitizenRelay project tracks the Torch#citizenrelay #citizenrelay Relay on its journey along the length and Relay on its journey along the length and breadth of Scotland. breadth of Scotland.Apply for the #citizenrelay: tracking the 2012 torch across Scotland Apply for the #citizenrelay: tracking the 2012 torch across Scotland • Training them in the basic skills of other important industry West; Inverness and the North West; national arts agency) on completion of the#CitizenRelay Interns blogging, podcasting, interviewing representatives #CitizenRelay Reporters Dundee and the North East; and, Edinburgh project.Do you want be involved in reporting the and uploading content to the web • #CitizenRelay is part of a wider Do you want be involved in reporting the and the East). You will have the opportunityOlympic Games and lead a team of citizen • Developing story ideas in your local #media2012 citizen media initiative Olympic Torch Relay in Scotland as part of to: #CitizenRelay is par t of a widerreporters as they cover the Olympic Torch area around the London 2012 Olympic a team of citizen reporters? Join us and • Attend training days in your local #media2012 citizen media initiative aroundRelay in Scotland from 8-14th June 2012? • Travelling on the #CitizenRelay Games. Your work could reach a become a member of the #CitizenRelay area where you will be shown how the London 2012 Olympic Games. YourJoin us and become a member of the roadtrip for two days on your leg of national and/or international project tracking the Olympic Torch Relay as to produce content and upload it to work could reach a national and/or#CitizenRelay project tracking the Torch the journey. audience it travels around Scotland in June, 2012. the #CitizenRelay website international audience.Relay as it travels from Stranraer to What will I learn? What will it cost me? • Work alongside two experiencedShetland. #CitizenRelay Interns to produce The #CitizenRelay project is funded by • How to create, edit and upload The #CitizenRelay project is funded by What will I learn? content to a specially designed Creative Scotland, so most of the expenses stories about the Torch Relay and the Creative Scotland. ! Expenses incurred If you’ve had experience of managing As a #CitizenRelay Reporter you will learn Olympics as they affect your local during training days and whilst travelling on #CitizenRelay website you will incur will be covered, including how to:multi-media content and working across area the Torch Relay roadtrip will be covered by • How to work in a team, lead your travelling to the training day, costs incurred • Write for the web, including postingmulti-platforms then you could be our ideal CitizenReporters and work in a fast- in meeting with CitizenRelay Reporters and • Travel on the #CitizenRelay roadtrip the project funding.candidate. to blogging platforms and using for two days on your leg of the paced mobile environment the two days spend on the Torch Relay social mediaWhat will I be doing? • How to identify story ideas in your roadtrip itself. journey. • Take and upload digital photographsThe #CitizenRelay project tracks the Torch local area relating to the Olympic For more details, visit the #citizenrelay • Make a short film/video and uploadRelay on its journey along the length and Torch Relay website - http://www.citizenrelay.net or to the internet How will this benefit me?breadth of Scotland. You can be one of How will it benefit my studies/ contact firstname.lastname@example.org • Create and edit a podcast You will be involved in a national projectonly eight #CitizenRelay Interns working inone of four geographical areas (Glasgow employment prospects? • Interview people which enables your voice to be heard.and the West; Inverness and the North • If you are a current student, you can You can use the experience gained fromWest; Dundee and the North East; and, use the experience gained from What will I be doing? participating in the project to accrue participating in the project to sign up forEdinburgh and the East). You will be The #CitizenRelay project tracks the Torch work-related learning credit. further education or training at your localinvolved in: Relay on its journey along the length and • You will be able to showcase your college or University. breadth of Scotland. You can be one of 15 work at a dissemination event You will be invited to participate in an event • H e l p re c r u i t t e n C i t i z e n Re l a y #CitizenRelay Reporters working in one of attended by Creative Scotland and attended by Creative Scotland (Scotland’s Reporters in your area four geographical areas (Glasgow and the If the opportunity to be a #CitizenRelay Intern excites you then send a 300-word If the opportunity to be a #CitizenRelay Reporter excites you then send please pitch detailing why you are the best person to take up the opportunity to send a 300-word pitch detailing: 1) Why you would like to become a email@example.com by Friday 9th March, 2012. If you want to know more #CitizenRelay Reporter? 2) Why you are the best person to take up the about the opportunity and speak to members of the project team, then why not oppor tunity 3)What skills you would br ing to t he project? to attend the #CitizenRelay launch event at UWS’ Hamilton Campus on Tuesday 6th firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 23rd March, 2012. If you want to know more March, 2012. The project team will consider applications and advise if you have about the opportunity and speak to members of the project team, then why not been shortlisted for interview on March 12th, 2012. Interviews will take place on attend the #CitizenRelay launch event at UWS’ Hamilton Campus on Tuesday 6th 13th and 14th March, 2012. If you live outside of the central belt and would find March, 2012 it difficult to travel down for a face-to-face interview then we can arrange an alternative skype or telephone interview.
Dissemination• Analysis of ‘impact’ (‘local’/’national’ coverage, upskilling etc)• Web portal as archive of creative content • Showcase in September (CCA, Glasgow): – Showcasing outputs – Research symposium – Looking to Glasgow 2014
What next?• Promote/apply for Intern and Reporter roles• Offer ‘production’ facilities for #CitizenRelay• Offer alternative stories for CitizenRelay roadtrip• Join us and get involved