Art Writing Opportunity-Apply for the The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing: Deadline Sept 1, 2017
Surveying the scope of critical art writing today, Gulf Coast recognizes the significant lack of venues and support for young and mid-career writers working across the United States. The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing seeks to address this lacuna by bringing exposure to writers who are dealing with the spirit of the age and unafraid to ask difficult questions.
Grounded in both scholarship and journalism, critical art writing occupies a specific niche. The best examples appeal to a diverse readership through an accessible approach and maintain a unique voice and literary excellence. The prize will consider submissions of: work that has been written (or published) within the last year. A variety of creative approaches and formats to writing on the visual arts are encouraged, and can include thematic essays, exhibition reviews and scholarly essays, and pieces should be no more than 1,500 words in length, and in English.
There will be one first place prize of $3,000 and two runners up awarded $1,000 each. Prize winners will be featured in GC’s printed journal, as well as online.