Wednesday 22 August 2018

Art Writing Master Class' in Lagos calls for applications

Prof Chika Okeke-Agulu.
The Sole Adventurer (TSA) Art Writing Master Class with Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu (in Lagos) announces its Call for Entries.

The TSA's intensive programme is designed for art writers and journalists with keen interest in advancing their craft of art writing. It is set up to drive interactions between accomplished art professionals and a new generation of art writers, and to redirect critical thinking and writing in the West African art scenes.

The first master class, scheduled to take place from Tuesday 30th October – Saturday 3rd November 2018, will be led by Prof Okeke-Agulu, an artist, curator, critic and art historian. He is Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, and specializes in classical, modern, and contemporary African and African Diaspora art history and theory. He previously taught at The Pennsylvania
State University, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. Okeke-Agulu began his career in Lagos as an art critic for the newspapers African Concord, Daily Times and The Guardian.

The Master Class will offer: - practising art writers/journalists the opportunity to hone their skills in art criticism.
- one-on-one session with the workshop facilitator Prof. Okeke-Agulu, a leading art critic and art historian
- in-depth research on the craft of writing about the arts
- developing content, argument, and a compelling voice in art writing.

To be considered for the master class, applicants are required to:
- have a portfolio of published writings in print and/or online publications.
- be an art writer and/or journalist from West African countries only.
- have a post-secondary qualification.
fill an application form.
- be proficient in both written and spoken English as classes will be taught in English language only.

TSA Art Writing Master Class is organized by TSA Cultural Foundation in partnership with Goethe-Institut, Nigeria.

Application Deadline: 7th September 2018.

Workshop Fee:
Only selected applicants will be notified and required to pay a participation fee of N35,000. A grant is available for one to two exceptional applications. This grant covers only the participation fee. Deserving applicant(s) will be notified during the selection phase in mid-September.
Please note, participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and boarding arrangements during the workshop in Lagos. TSA will provide assistance in the form of information and advice on available accommodation/boarding facilities to participants from outside Nigeria.
TSA Art Writing Master Class is organized by TSA Cultural Foundation in partnership with Goethe-Institut, Nigeria.
Master Class Program Director – Bukola Oyebode
Bukola Oyebode is an art writer, editor and publisher. She is the founder and managing editor of the visual arts magazine The Sole Adventurer (TSA). As a writer, she has made contributions to online and print magazines. She also writes for exhibition publications and has covered biennales including Dak’Art (Senegal), Venice Biennale (Italy) and Jogja Biennale XIII (Indonesia). In 2017, she was editor of Intense Art Magazine special publication on women artists in Nigeria.
Oyebode is a graduate of English from Lagos State University, Nigeria. She organises social and cultural development programs in the arts through TSA Cultural Foundation.

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