Join our New Spark Narration Program

Apply for our open call to develop contemporary forms of storytelling

Are you a designer or artist with a great interest in journalistic and social issues? Or are you a journalist or researcher who is curious about the possibilities of design? Spark Narration is a program of ACED and VersPers that enables interdisciplinary development between journalists and designers.

On May 25 a new round of Spark Narration will start, where you as a designer or journalist can submit your plan. Do you take the opportunity to discover and realize contemporary forms of storytelling and experimental journalistic productions? With this collaborative program, the conceptual capacity of creatives and the analytical expertise of journalists are optimally used to develop cross-border productions.

Interesting concepts and exciting initiatives are eligible for a grant of 1000 euros and 3 months of professional guidance.


May 11 Deadline to apply for the Spark Narration program
May 25 Speed dating session (acquaintance) at A-Lab
Week 3 of June All teams present concept proposals at A-Lab
Week 4 of June Announcement selected concepts
Beginning of July Start production phase
Beginning of September Delivery results for editing

Interested in being part of the new round of Spark Narrations? Register before 11 May via this form. Registration is mandatory due to the limited number of places.

ACED is an international interdisciplinary platform for design and journalism. We facilitate media organizations in discovering and creating new forms of experimental journalistic productions, that resonate with a contemporary audience. In parallel, we conduct research on how design and journalism are able to strengthen each other.

VersPers is a platform specialized in training, creating and inventing innovations in journalism. At VersPers the boundaries of journalism are sought, creative thinking techniques help the editors to make productions that are not necessarily classical journalism, but do tell the journalistic story at the core.