12 April 2018

2018 Arts Writers grant applications

The 2018 Arts Writers grant application will open on Monday, April 16.
Application deadline: May 21, 2018

The Art Writing Workshop is a partnership between the The International Art Critics Association/USA Section (AICA/USA) and the Arts Writers Grant Program. Under the direction of AICA/USA critics, the workshop gives practicing writers the opportunity to strengthen their work through one-on-one email and phone consultations with leading art writers.  From a list of finalists every year, each of ten celebrated AICA/USA critics selects one applicant to whom they will give individual guidance and attention for the six months between January and June.

Together, with the participant’s writing samples as a springboard, senior critic and writer define specific goals addressing such issues as prose style, structure, argument, content and the development of a compelling voice.

At a time when both writers and editors are overburdened with demands and rushed deadlines, the workshop provides a space in which to experiment, stretch, augment strengths and overcome problems.

The possibility of participating in the Art Writing Workshop is available to all eligible applicants to the Arts Writers Grant Program who are not selected to advance to the final panel review phase of the grant selection process. Applicants can indicate their interest in being considered for the Art Writing Workshop by checking the relevant box on the online application form and stating their goals for the workshop experience. Workshop participants will be selected by the critics with whom they will be working.

2018 AICA/USA Senior Critic Writing Workshop Mentors

 

Negar Azimi

Robin Cembalast

Holland Cotter

Charles Desmarais

Connie Lewallen

Carolina Miranda

Peter Plagens

Judith Stein

Barry Schwabsky

Lilly Wei

 

Writing Workshop Program Director

Amei Wallach is an art critic and filmmaker. Her articles have appeared in The New York TimesArt in AmericaARTnews, the NationVanity Fair, and Smithsonian. Her feature-length documentaries include Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here and (with the late Marion Cajori) Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine. She is currently in postproduction on a film about the intersection of art and international politics when Robert Rauschenberg became the first American to win the Golden Lion in painting at the 1964 Venice Biennale.  She was on-air arts essayist for the PBS Newshour and chief art critic for Newsday, and has written or contributed to more than a dozen books. From 2000 – 2005, she served years, first as co-president with Judith Stein and then as president of ÅICA/USA.

Headquartered in New York, AICA-USA's membership comprises over 400 critics, curators, scholars, and art historians working throughout the United States.

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