Storymobile is a moveable community engagement space that makes it easy to collect your stories.
Collect your stories at Storymobile, an invention of the Saint Paul Almanac.
Our solar-powered, roving art space travels behind an electric, egg-shaped bicycle with ready tools–cameras, microphones, amps, as well as good old paper and pencil–to share and record your communities’ stories at inside events or at outside festivals directly on the street. Three-to-five of our professional interviewers collect stories at the same time. People can share a story on camera or audio. Spoken word pieces can be performed and recorded at our Storymobile stage. All stories are collected for you in a Dropbox link. In addition, we also create two professionally edited films of three-minutes and six-minutes each that help tell your community’s story. The Storymobile, reminiscent of kiosks near train stations in the early part of the twentieth century, is a place to gather in community to create, perform, work, and exchange ideas across generations and cultures.
Standard Event Rate: $3000 for 2 hours.
-Before your event, we consult with you on your goals for the event and together devise questions with your objectives in mind.
-Storymobile arrives at your event one hour early and sets up.
-For two hours we ask participants questions and collect stories. Stories are filmed and podcasted. Three-to-five of our professional interviewers collect stories at the same time.
-Within fourteen days we deliver to you in Dropbox an archive of all the stories we collected at your event. The Dropbox includes professionally edited 3-minute and 6-minute films; edited podcasts (usually ten or more); multiple short films of individual interviews (usually between 25 and 50).
-Stories can also be archived in the Minnesota Digital Public Library’s permanent collection as a record of the event for future generations.
We do provide a sliding scale for small nonprofits working in communities of color.
Transport Size–this is generally the smallest size, use this to determine fit through doors, etc. (LxWxH): The Elf is 9′ x 4’0.25″ x 5’1″ and the Storymobile Trailer is 9’ x 43” x 5’
Fits through double door, on a bike trailer (can go on car trailer for locations further afield).
Footprint–how much space is ideal for basic set-up (LxWxH): 30’ x 20’ x 7’
Additional Specification Details:
The Storymobile is based in St Paul, please be in touch to determine our availability for your location.