⛵ Training Course:MOBILE STORIES

📌 Location: France

⏰ Dates: 9-22 October 2023

👣 Number of participants: 30 participants

🏁 Participating countries: France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal

🚲 Organizer: Tiliade (Others)

🍇 Apply here: Application form

🚦 Deadline to apply: (24H UTC) 26 August, 2023

🚦 Date of Selection: 9 September, 2023

📱Inquiries about this training course: Maxime at assotiliade@gmail.com

💰💶 Costs

  • At the end of our activities, we will ask each person to make a donation, as a personal reward offered for the experience. It is a free participation fee.
  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered
  • Here is what you need to do to be reimbursed for your travel costs up to 320€ (green travel, no plane) or up to 275€ (if you take a plane):
    -keep all your original tickets
    -after your return trip, send us your photographed or scanned tickets & boarding passes




From October 9 to 22, Mobile Stories invites 30 youth workers, social workers and artists together with youth with mobility restrictions from France, Portugal, Poland, Italy and Germany to an experiential art laboratory leading to a collective creation.

Who are we looking for?

You are working with people with mobility restrictions, as a youth worker, facilitator, trainer, educator, social worker? You work with vulnerable groups and want to expand and innovate with your professional toolbox?

You are an artist, a performer, visual artist, film director, screenwriter, sound designer, musician, digital content creator, writer or any other creative job? You want to create personal and collective artwork about contemporary identities in Europe?

You would like to experience a co-living experiential art laboratory with fresh fellow creatives? And you are passionate about storytelling and transmission?

Mobile Stories is for you then!

What we offer

Mobile Stories explores an innovative learning method leading to the creation of an online and an offline collective exhibition. It is a training. You will explore the use of digital tools and collective art creation to help youth, or other types of audience, to better self-express and learn acceptance. For those working with youth with mobility restrictions, you have the opportunity to bring along youngsters from your local context.

At the end of the training, we want you to master a set of tools related to script writing, audio editing and voice over, visual editing and integration, as well as to use diverse apps and social media tools, for getting your artistic message across. Then you’ll help the audience you work with to do the same!

It is an art residency. You’ll be hosted in a creative rural barn to research, question, develop and confront your art vision and practices with trainers and participants. Videos, pictures, sounds, music, words, voices, drawings…The aim will be to gradually merge your personal skills and creative background into a collective physical and digital exhibition.

At the end of the residency-training a physical and digital exhibition will connect our artworks with the local rural community. By going digital we also look further to reach out your personal and professional networks across countries to raise awareness about

Last but not least, Mobile Stories is an inclusive experience of intercultural european dialogue and eco-responsible lifestyle taking place in Oasis les âges, a picturesque French eco-village surrounded by farmers and artisans from the local rural community. As art is no longer meaningful without sustainability, we opt for sustainable food and reasonable energy consumption. Let’s also reflect together about local actions!


Mornings will be dedicated to training and technical workshops to enrich your practice and personal exploration.

Afternoons will be time for collective creation, work in peer groups and consultations with Mobile Stories trainers.

Evenings will be open for participants willing to propose activities to each other.

Day 1 | Who is who? / Coliving and coworking agreement

Day 2 | Mobile team, Stories building

Day 3 | Diverse abilities, diverse opportunities

Day 4 | Embodied and digital storytelling tools

Day 5 | Personal  &  collective creation

Day 6 | Body  &  Text

Day 7 | Movement  &  Image

Day 8 | FREE DAY

Day 9 | Digital  &  physical exhibition

Dat 10 | Exhibition

Day 11 | Follow-up

Day 12 | Evaluation  &  learning outcomes

Learning methods

-How our embodied experience of movement recorded through digital tools shape our identity and can connect us to ourselves and others, in creative, innovative, fulfilling ways?

-How can our smartphone apps become the initial material for self-expression, storytelling and creative learning?

Our methodology is based on experiential learning (learn by doing it!), interdisciplinary exchange (widen your panel of knowledge!) outdoor education and non-formal education principles (explore the power of collective intelligence!)

Participants will learn through testing designed methods and reflecting upon the experience. Using a participatory approach, we encourage the exchange of experience between the participants and with the local community, fostering peer learning.

We are looking for diverse participants profiles to foster co-learning and enrich everyone’s projects with the expertise and perspective of others, to help you develop a mesmerizing multimedia story!

Trainer team

Anne Merlin is a creativity explorer. Whilst studying visual arts and interaction design in France, she discovered the magic of mixing media through creative coding and interactive books. Excited about the whole thing, she co-founded Nomadways (www.nomadways.org) in 2014, where she started crafting and animating workshops mixing performing and visual arts, to explore new ways to co-create and learn in Europe and beyond. In the meantime, she lived in Greece, Brazil, Seychelles, Portugal and many more countries, experimenting with ever more creative ways to interact and discover one another in multilingual or non verbal settings. Along the way, she collected myriads of tools  &  methods for collaborative creation, specializing in storytelling, team dynamics and project design using art, movement and stories to foster cooperation  &  social action.

Maxime Lindon is a screenwriter, film director and video producer experienced in animating youth workshops. His approach to storytelling is based on a double background and knowledge: cinema  &  communication. In the last 10 years he wrote TV screenplays, directed one short fiction awarded in festivals and one feature documentary currently in post-production. He founded Pitch Films, a company creating corporate video contents and storytelling workshops. Raised in Milano (Italy), he spent 15 years in Paris before moving to Marseille. As a storytelling trainer, he perceives his job as listening to participants’ storytelling desires, helping them to turn their emotions into expressive, high impact and well driven plot multimedia artworks. His mantra in creation: vision is nothing without heartbeat!


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