Apply for the Critical Writing Workshop

Call for Applications: Critical Writing Workshop by Jennifer Lucy Allan Following the success of the previous Critical Writing Workshops, a new edition will take place during Sonic Acts Academy 2018, from 23 to 25 February, facilitated by Jennifer Lucy Allan. During the workshop, we will focus on specific aspects of writing as a craft (language, style and focus) and how to shape the argument or perspective of a piece. You will take part in commissioning meetings with the other participants, and be given one-to-one feedback on all work produced during the Academy. The workshop focuses on developing writing skills, and all writers who complete text will have pieces published on the Sonic Acts blog. The Critical Writing Workshop this year will focus on the different critical modes we can use to write about, describe, and discuss art, theory, sound and music, while thinking about how to package your ideas. You will cover the conference, performances and other events during the Academy, and have a chance to interview participating artists and theorists. In line with the theme of the Academy, the workshop will engage with new conceptions of learning that focus on artistic practice as a means to explore new ideas. The workshop hosts a maximum of seven emerging international bloggers, journalists, critics and writers active or interested in the field of interdisciplinary arts (media arts, film, visual arts and performance). Fee Participants pay a €50,- contribution and receive free access to all events plus a copy of the Academy zine. Lunches will be provided during the workshop. Deadline Applicants are asked to submit a short motivation and CV to write[at]sonicacts[dot]com. The deadline for applications is 10 January 2018. For an impression of the writing the workshop produces (usually two to three articles over the weekend), check out texts produced by previous participants on the Sonic Acts blog. This workshop is a co-production of Sonic Acts & Paradiso and part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Jennifer Lucy Allan is a writer, researcher, curator and label head, currently working on a PhD at CRiSAP on the social and cultural history of the foghorn. She previously worked as online editor of The Wire, writing, commissioning and editing features and news. She also runs the vinyl reissues label Arc Light Editions, part of James Ginzburg’s Multiverse Music, which started in 2013 with the first ever vinyl pressing of Arthur Russell’s Another Thought.

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