Archiving Series: Archival Storytelling - 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10

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Archiving Series: Archival Storytelling - 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10


Thursday, January 20, 27, February 3 and 10
4-5:30pm PT

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General Admission $100
Subsidized Admission: $50*


Do you have archival catalog content that you want to interpret, contextualize, give new meaning to and monetize? In this interactive four-part workshop, GRAMMY Award-nominated archival storytelling producer Jocelyn Arem uses a dynamic style to teach participants how to leverage the full value of their creative content by creating a strategy to reimagine it for new audiences. Develop a step-by-step project strategy to adapt, reimagine, and transform archival material into multimedia platforms that will turn “hidden” work into creative gold to support your portfolio and help empower your creative career. Participants will exchange ideas and connections, hear from guest speakers, workshop participant projects, learn about each other’s practices, and build long-term support.

You will come away from the workshop with:

A plan of action based on your project goals
A renewed sense of story and voice
Different ways to revitalize a story to add revenue streams to your career
Methods to engage in an intergenerational continuum within creative fields
A close community of informed peer artists
Artists of any medium are welcome, as we will be working with archival content from all creative backgrounds and across a variety of formats. In-between these sessions, participants will have access to an online forum where they can stay in touch, share information and resources, and build community outside of the class sessions.


“Right now we are vividly seeing the power of stories to connect us, even when we can’t be together in person. Stories shared across multimedia platforms bridge generations and give us hope and inspiration. Stories spur activism.” Read our interview with Jocelyn Arem



After the workshop series concludes, participants will be given the opportunity to sign up for an additional one-on-one consultation with Jocelyn Arem. Consultations are 45-minutes long and take place by phone or videoconference. The price is $120. Fifteen sessions will be made available.



This online workshop series will be recorded. The recordings will be shared with all previously registered participants after the workshop concludes, until September 1, 2022, regardless of whether participants attend the live workshop or not. They are not available for download.

Live captioning (CART services) are provided for all of our programs. If you require American Sign Language interpretation or have other accessibility needs, please contact us a We will need at least three days in advance to secure these services.


Jocelyn Arem

Jocelyn Arem is a GRAMMY Award-nominated multimedia remix producer, curator, artist, author, and consultant working across audio, film, print, and live activation. She is the founder of Arbo Radiko, an archival storytelling studio that helps creatives, companies and brands reimagine their archives in partnership with creative collaborators for today’s audiences. Clients and collaborators include: The New York Times, The Library of Congress, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, The GRAMMY Foundation, The Center for Documentary Studies, The Monterey Jazz Festival, EMP Pop Music Conference, NY Council for the Humanities, the Alliance for Media Arts and Culture and The Actors Fund. Her GRAMMY, Library of Congress and ASCAP Deems Taylor Award-nominated projects have been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, PBS, People Magazine, the Tokyo Folklore Center, ABC Australia and GRAMMY Week in Los Angeles. She has been invited to speak at South by Southwest, the NY Times Summer Institute, The EMP Pop Music Conference, the Center for Documentary Studies, The San Francisco GRAMMY Chapter, the Library of Congress, and the NYU Music Technology Colloquium. She holds an MA in Folklore and Cultural Studies from UNC Chapel Hill, a BA in Ethnomusicology from Skidmore College, and a Certificate in Oral History from UC Berkeley. She performs as a soul/jazz singer under the name Rabasi Joss.