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Project Implementation for The IPTN Pilot Grant

29 Apr 2018

Dear Members,

The Board is pleased to announce an initiative conceived by our former president, Michele Chung. She has agreed to stay on a taskforce to help realize this project and support the development of Playback Theatre around the world. Do read the information below and act fast! We look forward to seeing your creative and amazing ideas in promoting Playback Theatre in your area.

Warmly,

IPTN Board

 

Background

The IPTN exists to enable all of us to connect as a global community, foster networking and deepen collective learning and wisdom. It provides an independent, inclusive and global platform that strengthens Playback Theatre Practice through connection and mutual influence.

For years, through the newsletter, Journal, website and recently social media , IPTN has fostered networking and connected Playbackers from around the world. To further strengthen our practice in Playback Theatre and our network, we are providing a “Pilot Grant” to fund the start-up phase of new Playback projects, whose learnings and results will be shared with our Playback community..

 

The purpose of the Grant is to provide:

  • seed money for the start-up phase of a new Playback project
  • an opportunity to produce early-stage products and results to be used to secure funding for the remainder of the project or to be a mode that can be replicated in other parts of the world
  • an opportunity to review and  improve the design of the project, incorporating  learnings from the pilot-phase experience for future projects to benefit from.

 

Proposals for The IPTN Pilot Grant 2018:

  • Diversity and inclusion needs to be built into the project
  • Examples of new Playback projects
  • tackling homelessness
  • divided communities/united communities
  • youth speak

 

How does the IPTN Pilot Grant work?

1. In 2018 the IPTN will grant a total of US$5,000 to at least 3 new Playback projects to fund the pilot phase of these projects.

2. The pilot phase must be completed within 9 months of receipt of the Pilot Grant

3. All data related to the pilot and updates shall be stored on the IPTN website for members’ references

4. A mid- project report would be required during the project to demonstrate progress and will be uploaded to the website for IPTN members. Discussion can be made on the website for comments, suggestions and questions. 

5. A written report with a detailed account of the project, evaluation / reflection and area of improvements along with videos and photos should be submitted to the Board within three months upon completion of the pilot for uploading to the IPTN website. These materials will be available for members of IPTN. The original proposal to the Board will be uploaded for members of IPTN to have a reference on how proposals can be written and what a realistic budget plan would look like.

6. A presentation slot at international conference for all the pilot projects and their progress thereafter will be made available.

 

Who can apply for the IPTN Pilot Grant?

  • IPTN members who have been members for at least 12 months
  • Members/ Person in charge of project should be 18 and over

 

Who decides?

  • Applications will be assessed by a panel comprised of:
  • The ITPN Treasurer will co-ordinate the panel
  • Three IPTN Board  members
  • 3 regional reps/members of IPTN
  • All members on the panel must declare an interest and refrain from commenting on projects related to them
  • If the company of a panel member on the panel is applying, that member is not allowed to take part in the process in any way.

 

How applications will be assessed?

1. The strength of the proposal to build community (15%)

2. Does this project have the ability to be replicate in other parts of the world? (15%)

3. Sustainability of project (Long-term potential, getting funding for more potential) (15%)

4. Qualification of project-in-charge/ facilitator (Not just Playback Theatre qualification but qualification to work with the target group) and relevant partnership (15%)

5. Budget (reasonable and realistic) (15%)

6. Ways of evaluation and documentation (10%)

7. Innovativeness/ Creativity/ Originality (15%)

 

Ensuring a fair and independent decision

1. Short listing would be a blind process

2. All applicants will be assigned a reference number

3. Only the reference number would be shown on the content of the proposal details to the judges in the first round

4. Personal details such as name and region, proof of experiences and CV, etc. would only be attached in the second round for the panels considerations

5. This process hopes to ensure a non-biased consideration in the first round of choosing proposals mainly on relevance of the project to the grant’s criteria

6. The decision of the IPTN Board will be final

 

Summary

The IPTN website will become a portal of support worldwide for Playback Theatre practice(s) and help with the promotion of the form as well as supporting members to get resources they need. It is like crowd-brainstorming/ crowd-funding (membership fees) site for Playbackers.

 

Timeline

March 3 – May 30, 2018 Call for proposal

May 31, 2018 Deadline for application

July 1, 2018 Announcement of Grantees

July 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019 Pilot Project Implementation

November 30, 2018 Mid project report

May 31, 2019 Final Report

December 2019 Presentation at International Conference, Bangalore India

 

Kerry Williams (IPTN Vice President) will co-ordinate the project but not participate in the final decision making. Kerry is available via email ( kerry.iptn@gmail.com) and Skype to answer any questions you may have.

 

GRANTEES

 

PilotGrant - Providing Safe Place         PilotGrant - Amplified        PilotGrant - Mental Health Recovery

 

Kerry Williams
Kerry is a registered Playback Theatre practitioner and is currently the Secretary for the International Playback Theatre Network. She was a member of Playback Theatre Sydney for seven years from the late 1980’s and a foundation member of Blue Mountains Playback Theatre in the early 1990’s. Kerry has maintained a connection with Playback Theatre through training and performing with various companies in Australia, participating in projects such as the peace building project in Sri Lanka, with the Theatre of Friendship in 2012 and in 2013 Kerry taught Playback Theatre to community groups in India.

Kerry hails from the far North Coast of New South Wales, following her parents south she trained and worked as a secondary school teacher, specializing in behaviour support and anti-bullying work in the west of Sydney. Kerry has made Mudgee her home where she works in Child Protection, is doing her Masters in Social Work, training in Bowen Therapy and finding time to keep her passion for Playback Theatre alive.

Project Implementation for The IPTN Pilot Grant

29 Apr 2018

Dear Members,

The Board is pleased to announce an initiative conceived by our former president, Michele Chung. She has agreed to stay on a taskforce to help realize this project and support the development of Playback Theatre around the world. Do read the information below and act fast! We look forward to seeing your creative and amazing ideas in promoting Playback Theatre in your area.

Warmly,

IPTN Board

 

Background

The IPTN exists to enable all of us to connect as a global community, foster networking and deepen collective learning and wisdom. It provides an independent, inclusive and global platform that strengthens Playback Theatre Practice through connection and mutual influence.

For years, through the newsletter, Journal, website and recently social media , IPTN has fostered networking and connected Playbackers from around the world. To further strengthen our practice in Playback Theatre and our network, we are providing a “Pilot Grant” to fund the start-up phase of new Playback projects, whose learnings and results will be shared with our Playback community..

 

The purpose of the Grant is to provide:

  • seed money for the start-up phase of a new Playback project
  • an opportunity to produce early-stage products and results to be used to secure funding for the remainder of the project or to be a mode that can be replicated in other parts of the world
  • an opportunity to review and  improve the design of the project, incorporating  learnings from the pilot-phase experience for future projects to benefit from.

 

Proposals for The IPTN Pilot Grant 2018:

  • Diversity and inclusion needs to be built into the project
  • Examples of new Playback projects
  • tackling homelessness
  • divided communities/united communities
  • youth speak

 

How does the IPTN Pilot Grant work?

1. In 2018 the IPTN will grant a total of US$5,000 to at least 3 new Playback projects to fund the pilot phase of these projects.

2. The pilot phase must be completed within 9 months of receipt of the Pilot Grant

3. All data related to the pilot and updates shall be stored on the IPTN website for members’ references

4. A mid- project report would be required during the project to demonstrate progress and will be uploaded to the website for IPTN members. Discussion can be made on the website for comments, suggestions and questions. 

5. A written report with a detailed account of the project, evaluation / reflection and area of improvements along with videos and photos should be submitted to the Board within three months upon completion of the pilot for uploading to the IPTN website. These materials will be available for members of IPTN. The original proposal to the Board will be uploaded for members of IPTN to have a reference on how proposals can be written and what a realistic budget plan would look like.

6. A presentation slot at international conference for all the pilot projects and their progress thereafter will be made available.

 

Who can apply for the IPTN Pilot Grant?

  • IPTN members who have been members for at least 12 months
  • Members/ Person in charge of project should be 18 and over

 

Who decides?

  • Applications will be assessed by a panel comprised of:
  • The ITPN Treasurer will co-ordinate the panel
  • Three IPTN Board  members
  • 3 regional reps/members of IPTN
  • All members on the panel must declare an interest and refrain from commenting on projects related to them
  • If the company of a panel member on the panel is applying, that member is not allowed to take part in the process in any way.

 

How applications will be assessed?

1. The strength of the proposal to build community (15%)

2. Does this project have the ability to be replicate in other parts of the world? (15%)

3. Sustainability of project (Long-term potential, getting funding for more potential) (15%)

4. Qualification of project-in-charge/ facilitator (Not just Playback Theatre qualification but qualification to work with the target group) and relevant partnership (15%)

5. Budget (reasonable and realistic) (15%)

6. Ways of evaluation and documentation (10%)

7. Innovativeness/ Creativity/ Originality (15%)

 

Ensuring a fair and independent decision

1. Short listing would be a blind process

2. All applicants will be assigned a reference number

3. Only the reference number would be shown on the content of the proposal details to the judges in the first round

4. Personal details such as name and region, proof of experiences and CV, etc. would only be attached in the second round for the panels considerations

5. This process hopes to ensure a non-biased consideration in the first round of choosing proposals mainly on relevance of the project to the grant’s criteria

6. The decision of the IPTN Board will be final

 

Summary

The IPTN website will become a portal of support worldwide for Playback Theatre practice(s) and help with the promotion of the form as well as supporting members to get resources they need. It is like crowd-brainstorming/ crowd-funding (membership fees) site for Playbackers.

 

Timeline

March 3 – May 30, 2018 Call for proposal

May 31, 2018 Deadline for application

July 1, 2018 Announcement of Grantees

July 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019 Pilot Project Implementation

November 30, 2018 Mid project report

May 31, 2019 Final Report

December 2019 Presentation at International Conference, Bangalore India

 

Kerry Williams (IPTN Vice President) will co-ordinate the project but not participate in the final decision making. Kerry is available via email ( kerry.iptn@gmail.com) and Skype to answer any questions you may have.

 

GRANTEES

 

PilotGrant - Providing Safe Place         PilotGrant - Amplified        PilotGrant - Mental Health Recovery

 

Kerry Williams
Kerry is a registered Playback Theatre practitioner and is currently the Secretary for the International Playback Theatre Network. She was a member of Playback Theatre Sydney for seven years from the late 1980’s and a foundation member of Blue Mountains Playback Theatre in the early 1990’s. Kerry has maintained a connection with Playback Theatre through training and performing with various companies in Australia, participating in projects such as the peace building project in Sri Lanka, with the Theatre of Friendship in 2012 and in 2013 Kerry taught Playback Theatre to community groups in India.

Kerry hails from the far North Coast of New South Wales, following her parents south she trained and worked as a secondary school teacher, specializing in behaviour support and anti-bullying work in the west of Sydney. Kerry has made Mudgee her home where she works in Child Protection, is doing her Masters in Social Work, training in Bowen Therapy and finding time to keep her passion for Playback Theatre alive.