World Congress Invites Applications for Emerging Producers Bursary Programme

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John Lynch, WCSFP Chairman

The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) is inviting applications from up-and-coming producers and content creators working in science, history, wildlife and non-fiction media for its emerging Producers Bursary Programme.

The programme aims to offer a range of support including accreditation and networking opportunities for Congress ’22, presented by the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP).

The goal of the programme is to welcome and support diverse emerging talent and encourage a new generation of Congress members. Producers and content creators working in all science and non-fiction media are encouraged to apply including those working in digital media, social media and gaming.

The Emerging Producers Bursary recipients will be offered legacy discounts on accreditation for the 2023 and 2024 WCSFP, further allowing new members to return annually to Congress.

WCSFP will select qualified applicants to receive one of two tiers of support for Congress ’22 scheduled to take place in Glasgow, UK, from November 28 to December 1, 2022.

The tier 1 support is a full bursary comprising of full registration for Congress ’22; travel and four nights accommodation; mentorship from a Congress veteran; guaranteed one-on-one meetings with decision makers and welcome session with leading producers to help facilitate the most effective WCSFP experience.

Other benefits of Tier 1 bursary are tailored assistance and advice to successfully navigate WCSFP; and discounted accreditation to attend Congress 2023 and 2024’

Priority for the Full Bursary will be given to producers from emerging markets and to digital media producers/content creators.

Tier 2 support which is partial bursary, comprises of full registration for Congress ’22; welcome session with leading producers to help facilitate the most effective WCSFP experience; tailored assistance and advice to successfully navigate WCSFP; and discounted accreditation to attend Congress 2023 and 2024.

Applicants must be first time WCSFP attendees and for Tier 1 bursaries, two priorities have been identified: applicants from outside the WCSFP’s traditional attendance base (i.e. outside of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, UK, USA) and/or applicants who have not previously attended a major international market event;.

The Emerging Producer Bursary Programme welcomes underrepresented voices and encourages applications from across all cultural and geographic backgrounds.

Applicants must demonstrate experience working in the science, history, wildlife or factual genres in one of the following roles: executive producer, producer, associate producer, assistant producer, or digital, gaming or social media content creator. They should also be able to demonstrate that their careers are at a stage to benefit from attendance at a large international event

Application, which must be submitted online, should contain the following information:
• A short bio
• A current CV
• A video or audio work sample (must be in English or subtitled in English)
• A letter of support from a broadcaster or senior producer or In lieu of a letter of support, digital media content creators may submit a letter detailing their audience reach, including information on how they interact with their audiences and numbers indicating their audience and social media reach.
• An application statement which provides more information on the applicant such as:
o The applicant’s involvement in science, history or non-fiction media
o The applicant’s most recent or current projects
o The applicant’s goals for attending Congress

Submission of applications close on September 9, 2022.

Interested applicants should Apply Here.

For further information, please visit: http://www.wcsfp.com/entries/emerging-producers.