The ABC is looking for storytellers for International Day of People with Disability

By June 15, 2023 No Comments

Are you an emerging content-maker with disability? Do you have a story that needs to be told?

The ABC is partnering with IDPwD to recognise the 4.4 million Australians with disability.

A series of factual stories and content will be commissioned by the ABC to be published and broadcast across ABC platforms for the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), December 3.

Who can apply?

To be eligible, you must live in Australia, be over 18, have lived experience of disability and be available to work on your content between August and December 2023.

What to pitch

Pitch a non-fiction, original story idea.

It could be your lived experience, an issue affecting your community, a stereotype you want to dispel  or an attitude you want to challenge.

You will be paid for your work.

What are they looking for?

When you pitch your story idea, you will need to select a format that best suits what you want to do.

The ABC is looking for story ideas that fit the following formats:

  • Video: A 2–3 minute short-form video
  • Audio: A 2–3 minute audio package
  • Digital article: An 800-word feature article
  • Social media: An Instagram, TikTok or Facebook story or a photo essay, for example

How to apply

Fill in the form by clicking on the link: by midnight Sunday, July 2, telling your idea, what format you’d like to use and your previous content-making experience.

If you’re successful, you will work with an ABC producer for a period between August and December 2023 to produce the story.