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11 Jan 2013

Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium Writing Fellowship - Call for Entries

Writing Fellowship - Call for Entries
Art Practical and Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium SF



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<< Call for Entries >>
Art Practical, the online journal for visual arts criticism in the Bay Area, and the Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium San Francisco (ACAC-SF) announce the second round of applications for the ACAC Writing Fellowship and invite entries for its 2013-14 year this spring.

By providing a platform for emerging writers, the ACAC Writing Fellowship aims to promote and encourage critical thinking and writing on contemporary Asian art practices and discourses, with a particular emphasis on the events and exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bay Area visual arts community positions itself within a global context; this fellowship will encourage the recipient to examine where the intersections lie between artists of Asian descent living and working in the Bay Area, those living and working internationally, and artists of non- Asian descent living in Asia.

The winning entrant will be named the ACAC Writing Fellow and will receive a $1,000 honorarium in support of his or her contributions as a writer for Art Practical. Over the course of twelve months, the ACAC Fellow will work under the direction of the magazine's editorial team to contribute six reviews to Art Practical, with the potential to write a feature-length article. Art Practical encourages emerging writers to refine their practice amidst those already renowned for their critical insight and provides valuable professional development through its rigorous editorial process.

<< Jurors >>
The jurors for the 2013-14 ACAC Writing Fellowship include Lee Ambrozy, editor-at-large of; Joseph del Pesco, director of the Kadist Foundation, San Francisco; Pauline Yao, Curator, M+ Museum, Hong Kong.

<< Eligibility >>

Entrants must be at least 18 years old and previously have published no more than two feature-length articles on art in any regional or national newspaper, magazine, or online publication.

<< Application Deadline >>

The deadline is February 15, 2013. Late applications will not be considered.

<< Application Guidelines >>
Entrants must submit the following materials in PDF format via email to with the subject line 'ACAC Fellowship Application':

1) A letter of interest stating your motivation and interest in Asian contemporary art (approximately 500 words).
2) A résumé with relevant experience, including bibliography of relevant articles.
3) Two writing samples that reflect your writing skills and knowledge of contemporary art. These should be a maximum of 500 words in length, with a preference for reviews; excerpts from longer texts will be accepted.
4) A list of two references, including names, titles, and contact information.

Please do not include additional materials other than those requested.