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A student from a British Council UK Schools programme.

Scottish South Asian Stories - Paid Roles Available for Acting, Writing, Design and Music


Are you an 18-25-year-old with a Scottish South Asian background and skills in acting, writing, music or digital design?

Glasgow Museums and British Council are offering fourteen paid opportunities to write, act, produce, score and digitise a new social media series, as part of the Our Shared Cultural Heritage project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The series will be launched for South Asian Heritage Month 2021 to highlight the wealth of Scottish South Asian history in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

To apply please transfer a three-minute application video, outlining and demonstrating your area of expertise to OSCHvideosubmissions@gmail.com by midnight on Sunday 14th February 2021

What is the project about? 

Our Shared Cultural Heritage is a project run by British Council in partnership with Glasgow Museums and Manchester Museum and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

As part of this project we are offering fourteen paid opportunities, to people who are 18-25 years old and have a Scottish South Asian background, to write, act, produce, score and digitise five new social media films. These short monologue films will document Scottish South Asian histories. The monologues will be fictional and spoken by contemporary voices, but inspired by real histories and artifacts.

In Summer 2020 we released a pilot film in this format through Glasgow Museums’ social media accounts. You can watch the pilot, ‘Letter from a Lascar’, on the below link, written and read by storyteller Gauri Raje:


During October Week 2020 we held a Digital Storytelling Club for people who are 11-17 years old and have a Scottish South Asian background. The stories produced during this time will inform the direction of the new short monologue films. The young people involved in writing these stories will also be involved in viewing your application videos and making selections.

How do I apply?

To make an application you should make a simple three-minute video introducing yourself, your skills and your interest in the project. You can use a phone, computer or other device to make the video. When you are happy with your video you should transfer it to OSCHvideosubmissions@gmail.comusing a file transferring service like WeTransfer or Dropbox. Please include your personal email address with the transfer as we will use this to contact you.

What should I include in my application?

Depending on your area of interest you may wish to show us some acting, read us some writing, perform a piece of music or share your digital design portfolio. The video can be as simple as you talking to the camera. What matters is that you demonstrate skills in your area of interest, let us know about you and what interests you about being involved.