“International Art English—jargoned, easily mimicked, unintelligible, meaningless purple art-prose—is an emergency pseudo-language collectively invented by desperate and inexperienced art writers,” notes Gilda Williams, author of “How to Write About Contemporary Art.” Don’t fall victim to the senseless IAE lingo—sign up for BURNAWAY’s Art Writers Mentorship Program.
The Art Writers Mentorship Program seeks to develop the voices of new art writers by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and connections to significantly advance and define their careers as writers.
CYCLE 3: JANUARY – JUNE 2016
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
*Monthly mentoring sessions with leading national and local art writers and critics
*Peer-to-peer critiques and reviews
*Overview of professional business practices
*Comprehensive reading lists and materials compiled by mentors
*Exploration of publishing opportunities in familiar and new media formats
*Compilation of a writing portfolio. Finalized pieces may be posted on BURNAWAY.
MENTEES WILL LEARN:
*How to analyze, interpret, and evaluate art
*How to write for different audiences and platforms
*How to determine his or her voice, purpose, and style of writing
*How to pose questions and generate new ideas
*How to pitch ideas to publications
*How to work with an editor