Call for Art Writers: Peripheral Vision Arts

Peripheral Vision Arts advocates well-paid writing assignments for talented emerging and mid-career freelance art writers, critics, theorists, and art historians. We are seeking applications from US critics to write about US artists. We administer 4 Publication Fellowship cycles annually and 2 curated online exhibitions for which writers receive contract assignments. We pay $225 for an Interview and $300 for an Essay (average text length is 1750 words; average time commitment is 8 hours for an Interview, 12 hours for an Essay), with additional stipends for studio visits when possible, portfolio review, and curatorial duties. Writers may be offered assignments in their field of specialty and will be offered assignments as they become available. 

Emerging critics, art historians, and creators wishing to apply as Peripheral Vision Art Writers / Editors may complete the form below. Additionally, please submit a CV and two Writing Samples to Scott Gleeson at The ideal candidates will possess an M.A. or Ph.D. in Art History and be fluent in modernist and contemporary art discourses. Art historians who have published in peer-reviewed academic journals or presented research at conferences are preferred. Practicing artists holding M.F.A. degrees who have prior critical publication or writing experience are also encouraged to apply. 

Writing Samples should included 1 full length seminar paper or dissertation/thesis of at least 16-25 pages, plus illustrations, and a 2-8 page bibliography. The second sample may be a presentation text, article publication, catalog essay. Exhibition reviews and blog posts will not be considered.

We are seeking US critics in the disciplines of abstract painting, textiles + fibers, sound, digital art, performance, intermedia, social practice, sculpture, architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, furniture design, graphic design, fashion design, and illustration.

Application due by 10/31/16

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