In 2015 ANCA extended its commitment to developing the arts in Canberra by supporting arts writing through the inaugural Arts Writing and Critic in Residence Awards. In 2017, ANCA has teamed up with Art Monthly Australasia to offer two emerging arts writers a substantial professional development opportunity. The award is designed for committed emerging arts writers who are determined to cultivate their skills and amplify their experience to benefit a career in the field of contemporary art. It offers a supportive environment as well as the opportunity to contribute to critical arts discourse locally and nationally.
You can read some of the previous award nominations and CIR articles here.
For 2018 The ANCA Board and Art Monthly Australasia are collaborating to present a writing award that will encourage and nurture the talents of emerging art critics and art writing in Canberra and the ACT.
The 2018 ANCA Critic-in-Residence award will offer two winners a stipend for 5 months each, a mentorship with Art Monthly Australasia editor Michael Fitzgerald and publishing opportunities online and in print both though ANCA and Art Monthly Australasia as well as a 12-month subscription to Art Monthly Australasia.
The ANCA Critic–in-Residence award offers two emerging arts writers a substantial professional development opportunity. The award is designed for committed emerging arts writers who are determined to cultivate their skills and amplify their experience to benefit their career in the field of contemporary art. Through a mentorship with Michael Fitzgerald it will provide a supportive, professional environment for the emerging arts writer as well as the opportunity to contribute to critical arts discourse locally and nationally.
The ANCA CIR is open to emerging writers in the ACT who are driven to establish a career in contemporary art writing and who are willing to make the most of this opportunity. 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 Critic-in-Residence 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.
Applications for the 2018 ANCA Critic-in-Residence will open on 15 September and close at midnight November 1, 2017.
For any queries on the ANCA Art Writing and Criticism initiatives, please contact Karena Keys at ANCA on (02) 6247 8736 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CIR Application Form