The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize 2018
Since its founding in 1903, The Burlington Magazine has always considered the art of the present to be as worthy of study as the art of the past. The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize advances our commitment to the study of contemporary art by encouraging aspiring young writers to critically engage with its forms and concepts. The Prize promotes clear, concise and well-structured writing that is able to navigate sophisticated ideas without recourse to over-complex language.
The deadline for submissions is Monday 26th February 2018
The winner will also receive the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine.
Each contender will be offered a digital subscription to the Magazine at a specially reduced price, providing access to the latest articles and reviews and five years’ worth of back issues.
The winner of the Prize will be announced in May 2018.
Fiona Banner is an artist who works with sculpture, drawing, installation and writing. She has shown internationally at venues including Tate Britain, London, and MoMA, New York, and at the Venice Biennale. In 1997 she founded The Vanity Press, through which she publishes her own works.
Jenni Lomax is the former Director of Camden Arts Centre, London (1990–2017). During her time there, Lomax championed new and challenging art, while insisting on its accessibility and relevance to a wide audience. As Director, Lomax oversaw the first exhibitions in London of artists such as Marlene Dumas, Kara Walker and Kerry James Marshall.
Contenders – who must be no older than 35 years of age on 26 February 2018 and have published no more than six exhibition reviews – should submit one unpublished review of a contemporary art exhibition, no more than 1,000 words in length with up to three low-resolution images. ‘Contemporary’ is defined as art produced since 2000. The submitted review must be written in English (although the art considered may be international) and emailed as a Word document, clearly stating the name, age, country of residence and occupation of the writer, to firstname.lastname@example.org
More info on the Burlington Magazine website http://burlington.org.uk/whats-on/contemporary-art-writing-prize