There’s no doubt that the internet gave birth to a DIY revolution. In terms of content, the internet made it easier for editors and writers to self-publish, which over time, made the industry more accessible. Now, absolutely anyone can be a writer now, but how many writers can actually write?

Presented by Frieze Academy New York and journalism experts, How to Write About Art in New York will share practical advice on writing for journalists, critics and bloggers. Topics of discussions include; understanding who you are writing for, digesting different styles of art criticism, how to pitch your ideas and how much you should be paid.

Frieze offers a number of complimentary bursary places on this course for the unwaged, students, pensioners, artists or anyone else who feels they cannot afford the fee. To apply for a free space, write a paragraph explaining why you believe you qualify and why this specific course is of interest to academy@frieze.com. Application deadlines are 8th of October 2017, successful applicants will be notified by 15th of October 2017.
About the speakers:
Dan Fox is a writer, editor and filmmaker based in New York. Since 1999 he has worked as, variously: intern, assistant editor, associate editor, senior editor and then co-editor of Frieze magazine, and is now editorial director of video at Frieze. He has contributed to a wide range of artist publications and exhibition catalogues, and his book Pretentiousness; Why It Matters was published last year by Fitzcarraldo Editions (UK) and Coffee House Press (USA).

Evan Moffitt is a New York-based writer, critic and the assistant editor of Frieze. His work has appeared in such publications as Apollo, Art in America, Flash Art, The Miami Rail and San Francisco Arts Quarterly. He has lectured and participated in talks at UCLA, the Hammer Museum, ICA Miami, and the International Center for Photography, among others.

Chris Wiley is an artist and writer. He is a contributing editor of Frieze. Wiley recently acted as an advisor and catalogue writer for The Encyclopaedic Palace at the 55th Venice Biennale. A show featuring his work will open at PS1 MoMA, New York, in March.

Join How to Write About Art presented by Frieze Academy New York on 22 Oct 2017, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm, Frieze, 247 Centre Street. More information and tickets are available here.