Apr. 21 2019
C New Critics Award Call 2019

The C New Critics Award, now in its 10th year, is designed to help develop and promote the work of emerging art critics. Writers are invited to submit an 800-1,000 word review of an exhibition, performance, moving image work, or site-specific intervention by Sunday, April 21, 2019. The winner will receive $750, a two-year subscription to C Magazine, and editorial support to publish their submitted review in the Autumn 2019 issue. They will also be invited to propose a ~2,000 word themed feature to be published* within one year of receiving the award. All participants will receive a one-year subscription.

For the purposes of the award, an emerging writer is defined as anyone who has not published more than one piece of writing in a recognized print or online publication, excluding student-run journals and magazines. The competition is open to anyone residing in Canada, and Canadians living abroad.

Jurors will include Jaclyn Bruneau, Amy Lam and Denise Ryner.

Jaclyn Bruneau is a writer, critic and editor based in Toronto. She’s the Editor of C Magazine and a member of the board of directors at Images Festival.

Amy Lam is an artist, writer and editor. She works with Jon McCurley as the artist duo Life of a Craphead. Their work spans performance art, film, and curation.

Denise Ryner is the current Director/Curator at Or Gallery, Vancouver and part of the lead curatorial and research team on a forthcoming project with Anselm Franke at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

One submission per person. Send as a .docx file to editorial at cmagazine dot com with “NEW CRITICS” in the subject line. Mail or fax submissions will not be accepted.

*Upon acceptance of the proposal.

2018 C New Critics Award winner: Vince Rozario

For his review of Sanjit Dhillon and cherry kutti: Biding My Time / Biting My Tongue, at Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto, ON. Published in C Magazine Issue 139 “Trust” (Autumn 2018).

C Magazine would like to thank all those who submitted their writing to the competition, as well as the 2018 award jury: Nasrin Himada, jes sachse and Erin Silver.