The Baltic Storytelling Centre (BASiC) was launched by throwing a three-day event at the Arts Printing House in Vilnius, Lithuania on 18-20th of May 2018.

The event was called Storytelling: Bond, Craft and Art to show the three different usages of the storytelling in the society and to draw the trajectory for the future events of the Centre.

The BOND part was dedicated to showing the possibilities of using storytelling as a tool to deal with social exclusion in societies.

The CRAFT part was designed to create an opportunity for people to learn how to tell stories on stage.

The ART part included three joined artistic performances of the international storytellers and locals at the end of each day of the event.

The launching event of the Baltic Storytelling Centre aimed to demonstrate storytelling both as a tool to work on social issues and as a modern way to speak about the world around us. Such an event was only the start of the Centre’s work.

The launching event of the BASiC is supported by the Federation for European Storytelling and Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.