On Friday the 8th, was founded AEDA, Professionals Association of Storytellers in Spain. It was the culmination of a task that began in August. On the way there have been many meetings, the development of a framework document, the discussion of the various proposals and positions, the work continued through the Internet, making the instance of application for membership to all professionals who want to be founding partners and, finally, the foundation of the association.
The first board of this organization, released yesterday elected, is as follows:
-Chair: Virginia Imaz
-Vice President: Ana Griotte
-Secretary: Felix Albo
-Treasurer: Carmen Fernandez (Legolas)
-Vocal: Carlos Alba
-Vocals: Cristina Verbena
Other founding members:
- Iñaki Carretero
- Eugenia Manzanera
- Victoria Gullón
- Charo Pita
- Soledad Felloza
- Pep Bruno
- Ana Rodriguez
- Mercedes Carrion
- Imma Ruiz (Pinticomina)
- Mario S. Caballero
- Ignacio Sanz
- Carles García Domingo
According to the statutes approved the objectives of the partnership will,:
-Promoting, improving and storytelling in any language spoken within the different linguistic communities of Spain.
-Giving the job and find a common voice.
-Promote the collection and compilation of documents about the craft of storytelling.
-Create areas of reflection and research on trade and promote the training of professionals in the narrative.
-Maintain partnerships and dialogue with other disciplines, performing arts, festivals, tours, publications, media and other groups (universities, research professionals and literature ...).
-Disclose and report on issues relating to the professional activity of oral narration and their working conditions.
-To dignify, prestige and improve the image of the living word and its professionals.