Application: The Storytellers Channel
Restoring and elevating the rich tradition of storytelling is critical to building and sustaining stronger communities. The Storytellers Channel.com is a community-based incubator dedicated to addressing this problem. Storytellers pay to attend 6-weekly workshops. Their director and fellow participants collaborate to craft their stories and polish their performance. Participants sell tickets to local theater performances where they share their stories with their community.
Performances are videoed and distributed through traditional and new media. Additional revenue comes from sponsorships, advertising, subscriptions and content sales. Storytellers receive appropriate royalties. This vision scales nationally with American Idol-esque potential.