in Frieze | 04 MAR 24

Apply to the 2024 Frieze New Writers Programme in Glasgow, Scotland

A free art-writing course for aspiring critics which takes place in Glasgow in the summer, supported by Frieze membership

in Frieze | 04 MAR 24

 

Are you a new writer looking to develop as a critic? Interested in exploring different approaches to writing about art and searching for tips on how to get published?

Applications are now open for the 2024 Frieze New Writers Programme in Glasgow, Scotland: a free-to-attend, three-day intensive course supported by Frieze membership, taking place from Thursday 13 June to Saturday 15 June, where a group of aspiring writers will have the opportunity to develop their skills with support from the frieze editorial team and our wider network of art-world professionals.

We have partnered with Glasgow International to create a series of workshops which will offer practical advice on how and where to pitch, interview techniques and what makes a great profile or review. Gallery and studio visits will give participants insights into the art world and the people who shape it.

The course is open to emerging writers over the age of 18 from across the UK and Ireland. Applications from across Scotland and the North of England are strongly encouraged.

All participants will have full expenses covered, including travel, food and accommodation. Each participant will have their work edited by editors of frieze, with an opportunity for their work to appear on frieze.com. 

The deadline for applications is: 12 midnight (BST) Sunday 14 April 2024. Read on for details on how to apply.

This initiative is part of Frieze’s wider commitment to amplifying diverse voices within the art world. Frieze is committed to practicing anti-discrimination including race, gender and disability, together with artists, writers and cultural practitioners from all backgrounds. 

If you have any further questions, be sure to check out our FAQ page.

Details:

  • The course is free-to-attend and applications are open to all UK- and Ireland-based aspiring arts writers over the age of 18.
  • Applications from across Scotland and the North of England are strongly encouraged.
  • Writers should have published no more than one piece of art writing in print, or three pieces on online-only platforms.
  • The course will take place in Glasgow from Thursday 13 June to Saturday 15 June. 
  • The course has been devised to take place in person; if you have access needs, please let us know in your application so that we can discuss them with you.

Applicants should submit:

  • One unpublished piece of writing, no longer than 350 words. This should be a review of a recent art exhibition or an individual artwork.
  • A 150-word statement about why you are applying to the course and what you hope to gain from it.
  • The deadline for submissions is: 12 midnight (BST) Sunday 14 April 2024. Entries will not be considered if submitted after this deadline.
  • We will let participants know whether they have been selected by 23 April 2024.
  • We regret that we are not able to give feedback on unsuccessful applications, though you will be notified if you are not selected for the programme.

Participants will be selected by members of the frieze editorial team and an external judge.

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