#DigitallyYours

#DigitallyYours is a social media concept developed and initiated by Hedda Krausz and Sara Chitambo at the Embassy of Sweden in South Africa, together with local partner Hear My Voice. It is based on a series of live-streamed townhall discussions and performances, both on Facebook and local partner outlets. Designed to focus on the increasingly austere arts environment in the wake of Covid-19, the overall aim of #DigitallyYours is to combat the sense of disconnect and isolation, making sure that artists remain both visible and active.

At the heart of the original concept is the meeting between Swedish and local arts practitioners around questions that connect them. Intended target groups are in the 18-35 age range, including policy- and decision makers within the arts sector and creative industry.

Building blocks

Local adaptability as well as thematic felxibility are the most vital parts of the #DigitallyYours toolkit. Hence, there are two ways for implementation: Either (1) the applying foreign mission can use any of the existing toolkits for content ideas. In this case, the foreign mission may apply for additional financial support up to a maximum of 15 000 SEK per toolkit (maximum three toolkits). Please note that foreign missions who express a clear wish to continue working with any of the chosen toolkits as soon as the situation in their countries allows will have priority. Or (2), the applying foreign mission choose topic(s) entirely of their own, i.e. independently of the themes included in SI’s toolkit supply.

Any chosen topic must be based on local relevance.

Instructions

Further instructions on how to use #DigitallyYours.

Inspirational stories

 

Episode 2 – Literature: 27,500 views

Episode 3 – Sustainable Fashion: 16,000 views

Episode 4 – Spoken Word Poetry, cirka 15 000 views

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support up to 15 000 SEK to set up their own #DigitallyYours series. For applications regarding adjacent toolkits (see Building blocks), please specify which toolkit(s) together with preliminary project plan(s).

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, please contact Henrik C. Enbohm.