You do not have to be published previously but we are looking for a high standard of writing or, alternatively, you may wish to blog with audio or video content. We want the critic to take a personal view on the festival, elucidating your experience of Glasgow International, and creating a considered journey through the festival.
There is a fee of £400 for this opportunity, but there are no additional expenses such as travel or accommodation. You would be expected to attend at least two days of festival, but these need not be consecutive. The content will need to be produced and made live during the festival, so there will be a short turn-around time.
We are looking for someone that has a strong knowledge of contemporary art, and can discuss art in a critical, accessible and engaging way. You need to be in Glasgow during the festival (but not necessarily for the whole time). An existing online presence would be an advantage but is not essential.
To apply for this opportunity please send a letter stating why you would be a good blogger for Axis at Glasgow International, along with a CV, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 March 2010
The Axis website is the leading directory of UK contemporary artists. It has over 2,600 members and is growing all the time.
Axis is much more than an online Artist Directory. We work with some of the UK’s best-known writers and curators to highlight artists for the Selected section of the site and keep our webzine Dialogue up-to-date with current art news and opinion. We also connect with other organisations to run events and initiatives for our members.
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The Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art was established in 2005 and is a Glasgow curated and commissioning Festival, providing a platform for the best of contemporary visual arts ranging from established Scottish and international artists to emerging talent. The 2010 programme is the fourth time the Festival has been staged, and is the second edition in its new biennial format.
Despite its size, Glasgow remains surprising well represented in the fields of art, music, literature and the other artistic mediums on an international level of quality and consistency. In the past ten years Glasgow artists have found themselves rubbing shoulders with the very best new talent from far larger and more prestigious centres of cultural production such as London, New York, Paris and Berlin.
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