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method and ethics

The activities of the Collecting Stories Foundation focus on four core tasks:

  • concept & project
  • production
  • screening & distribution
  • ethics & principles

1 concept & project

The first task consists of two parts: the concept and the project.
The concept phase is the phase in which ideas are inventoried. It is the phase in which pitching and presentation take place. It is always checked whether the message the creator wants to convey fits within the objectives of the foundation.
In the project phase, the idea is translated into a concrete project. It is the phase in which we look at finding a form for the story, thinking about the target group and objectives, the method of production, finding the right people and locations, finances, showing and sharing the end product. In short: the idea takes shape.

2 production

The second core task focuses on production. In this phase the project is carried out in which various implementing parties are involved. Collecting Stories expressly invites makers to participate and welcomes young creatives, students from MBO, HBO and vocational training courses. The foundation facilitates implementers with knowledge, guidance, equipment and financial resources. The following elements are central to the projects:
Raw and unfiltered | authentic and uncensored
Creative, innovative and daring
Socially involved
Collaboration and participation
Suitable for a wide audience

3 screening & distribution

The third core task is display and distribution. Collecting Stories believes that showing productions to a wide audience is one of the foundation’s most important core tasks. By tailoring both the productions and the screening and/or distribution, we strive to achieve the optimal impact. Collecting Stories also takes its responsibility in this.
The foundation:
Looks for suitable places to show the productions, with the aim of surprising as many people as possible by sharing the stories in a way that is controversial and creative.
Organizes exhibitions, events and workshops to promote interaction with visitors and the public. It is essential that these are accessible to a broad target group.

4 ethics & principles

The fourth core task consists of working according to the cultural governance code and the principles that support our daily decision-making and serve as a code of conduct for everyone who is active for the foundation. We are committed to:
Promoting sustainable development, taking into account the social, environmental and financial impacts of everything we do.
Respect for human rights – of individuals and within societies and cultures; supporting the objectives of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Respect for the environment – doing everything we can to create and encourage positive environmental impacts.
Be accountable – to all our stakeholders for all our actions.
Continuous improvement – looking critically at our working method and always striving for ways to improve this working method.