dimanche 22 janvier 2017

Call for applications : Re(writing) Criticism

Townhouse Gallery announces an open call for applications for the six-month-intensive- writing- programme Rewriting Criticism, which aims to build on current practices of criticism in Egyptian contemporary culture by bringing together international and local critics with budding writers and thinkers.
The program seeks to broaden the scope of critical conversation in Cairo’s culture circuit.
The programme serves as a platform for participants to reflect on the current architecture of Egypt’s cultural scene, taking advantage of and interacting with the wide array of exhibitions, openings, and performances occurring in 2017 which colour the Egyptian cultural landscape, participants will be given the opportunity to opine and pen their thoughts on these activities using a fine-tuned critical lens.
Access to theoretical texts that comprise the canon of written criticism will be granted, students will be asked to respond to these materials utilising their own language and interpretation.Equipped with the basics of critical writing, students will be encouraged to experiment with form, subvert traditional writing methods and tools, and employ new technologies that rattle current practices of criticism.
Selection criteria:
  • Applicants should have a strong interest in writing, contemporary art, criticism, or curation
  • Applicants must be resident in Egypt
  • Applicants should have basic verbal and written proficiency in English and Arabic (as some seminars will be taught in English and others in Arabic).
  • Applicants will be required to attend every single seminar over the six-month period.
Documents to apply: 
In order to apply, please email the following information to by January 22nd, 2017:

  • A résumé or C.V. including name, address, and telephone number, and institutional affiliation (if applicable)
  • A short biography (to be published upon selection)
  • A writing sample (preferably published, if available). If a published work is unavailable, please attach a sample of work that reflects your potential.
Selection process and participation:
  • Participants will be limited to 15 and special attention will be paid to applicant’s writing sample.
  • The participation fee will be 200 Egyptian pounds in total for 6 months and scholarships will be available. Lodging will be provided for participants coming from outside of Cairo.
  • Applicants will be notified by January 29th, 2017.
  • Led by Lina Atallah, the first session will take place from February 16th (evening) through February 19th at the Townhouse Gallery.
For more information please contact Program Manager Mariam Elnozahy at
This programme is supported by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC.
Original source: Townhouse Gallery
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