Competition for art critics extended
Due to the difficult international epidemiological situation, the Sinara Charitable Foundation announces a change in the terms of implementation of the Art platform project. One of the key conditions of the project is the collective work of critics under the guidance of international Tutors, face-to-face meetings and discussions with artists. It is impossible to predict how long the pandemic will last, so the Fund’s staff is working on remote forms of project implementation and extending the selection stage.
To participate in the “Art platform” until April 20, 2020, you must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org email with the subject line “bid_art-critic”. Attach a story about why you want to participate in the project and examples of your own texts in a pdf file. The results of the qualifying stage will be published on the competition website www.bf-sinara.com no later than may 11, 2020.
The competition is open to authors who live in the Sverdlovsk, Kurgan, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen regions, as well as the Perm region, KHMAO and YANAO, without age restrictions. An important condition is the readiness of a novice critic to take part in training events with international experts-Tutors, knowledge of English at a level sufficient for communication on professional topics.
“The essence of the project is to create a whole corpus of texts about Ural artists. In collaboration with Tutors, curators, editors, proofreaders, and translators, we will write and publish 24 texts by the end of the year. Here, no quarantine can be an obstacle to work. However, it was intended that these texts would be created in direct communication with artists (this is why we are simultaneously working on collecting portfolios of Ural artists), because for me, as a curator of the project, a direct meeting between the artist and the writer about art and for the sake of the text is the most important value. We live in interesting times, they throw problems at us and provoke us to non-standard solutions. Where but in the community of critics and artists can we find new forms for a productive conversation about what is happening in our world and in our art? I look forward to an exciting process,” says project curator Zhenya Chaika.