ANCA 2019 CiR

Posted by anca in Articles, Blog

Applications Now Open

ANCA and Art Monthly Australasia are pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 ANCA CiR open on the 1st September 2019


The ANCA Critic-in-Residence (CiR) program is back in 2019. The ANCA CiR, in partnership with Art Monthly Australasia magazine, presents a unique professional development opportunity for emerging art writers from the Canberra Region.


In 2019 ANCA and Art Monthly Australasia will be offering three emerging art critics from the Canberra Region a stipend for 3 months each, a mentorship with Art Monthly Australasia Editor Michael Fitzgerald, publishing opportunities online and in print both though ANCA and Art Monthly Australasia as well as a 12-month subscription to Art Monthly Australasia.


Caren Florance, one of the 2018 CiR recipients, wrote 13 pieces, and in addition to her commitments with ANCA and Art Monthly, wrote an article on S.A Adair’s exhibition, Locus, at ANCA Gallery for Art Almanac and regular online posts for City News. Caren’s feedback from the experience is that “it instantly opened a lot of doors that will hopefully stay open for a while … Within weeks of being appointed, I had emails from City News and Art Almanac.”


Selection for the award will be based on the assessment of a folio consisting of three pieces of writing submitted by each applicant. The criteria for the award of the CiR will be the excellence and novelty of the writer’s critical observations, the clarity of description of the works of art (including craft and design), and the accuracy and relevance of its references and contextual research. Those holding a full-time academic or arts administration post are not eligible for this award.


Each applicant’s folio of writing will be assessed by a panel of judges. The 2019 panel includes Art Monthly Australasia Editor Michael Fitzgerald, ANCA Gallery Manager Karena Keys, Raquel Ormella and 2018 CiR recipient Caren Florance.


Applications for the 2019 ANCA Critic-in-Residence open 1st September 2018 and will close at midnight 14th October 2018. Please send your folio consisting of three pieces of writing and CV, preferably as a single PDF file, to


For further information please contact Karena Keys at

CiR Application