Darllenwch yr erthygl hon yn Gymraeg
Who is it for?
You should be interested in writing about creative practice in Wales, but also eager to respond to wider UK and international developments in the visual arts. Writers must be based in Wales. Welsh language writers are welcome, although all texts must also be produced in English.
Writers will participate in three writing workshops with established critics JJ Charlesworth, Cherry Smyth and Chris Sharratt running between February – July 2013.
Additionally, writers will receive feedback on work proposed for publication from these critics and have an opportunity to submit work on spec (i.e. if quality is commensurate) to Axis and partnering publications.
If work is accepted, writers will be paid for their submission. Travel expenses to and from workshops are covered. Workshops will be delivered in English.
It is anticipated that emerging writers will aim to write not only about work in Wales but also about work showing in other areas of the UK and potentially Europe. We will encourage emerging writers to write at least one feature during the year as well as reviews.
Read about the participants and their publication success when we ran the programme in 2012
How to apply
Writers will be evaluated on the quality and clarity of their writing. To apply, please complete the application form below with:
• Your CV
• Statement of interest [no more than 500 words]
• 2 pieces of writing (these need not be critical writing in the visual arts)
Deadline for applications: 10 December 2012
JJ Charlesworth has been writing about contemporary art since he left Goldsmiths College London in 1996, where he did a degree in art. He is associate editor at the leading contemporary art magazine ArtReview and writes regularly on contemporary art for magazines such as Art Monthly, Time Out London and the US website Art Agenda. He is a visiting tutor in painting at the Royal College of Art, and is currently researching a doctoral thesis on British art criticism in the 1970s.
Cherry Smyth is a critic, curator and poet. She writes regularly for Modern Painters, Art Monthly, Kaleidoscope and Art Review and has contributed catalogue essays on Jane and Louise Wilson (Chisenhale Gallery), Salla Tykka (Chapter Arts), Hanna Maybank (Artsway) and Sarah Pucill (The Lux) among others. She has been the visiting critic at Braziers International Art Workshop and at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Castello, Spain and has spoken widely about the contemporary visual arts at Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery, Camden Arts Centre and others. She was also a curatorial adviser for Axis’ online showcase, Open Frequency, 2006 -7. Her latest poetry collection is Test,Orange, Pindrop Press, 2012.
Chris Sharratt is a freelance writer, editor and editorial consultant. He is a contributor to frieze, news editor at a-n and writes for Axis - the online resource for contemporary art. He was executive arts editor of Metro newspaper and before that editor of the Manchester magazine City Life. He has written on arts and culture for, amongst others, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and Manchester Evening News. He is based in Glasgow.
This programme is supported by Arts Council of Wales