Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize 2021

The Burlington Magazine is delighted to announce that the 2021 Contemporary Art Writing Prize is now open for entries

 

Deadline 12th July

The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize seeks to discover talented writers on contemporary art. The winner will receive £1,000, their review will be published on the Burlington Contemporary platform and they will also have the opportunity to publish a review of a future contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine.

Since its founding in 1903, The Burlington Magazine has always considered the art of the present to be as worthy of study as the art of the past. The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize advances our commitment to the study of contemporary art in the magazine and on Burlington Contemporary. Designed to encourage aspiring writers, the Prize promotes clear, concise and well-structured writing that is able to navigate sophisticated ideas without recourse to over-complex language.

Submission Requirements

Contenders – who must have published no more than six exhibition reviews in print or online – should submit one unpublished review of a contemporary art exhibition from the last twelve months, no more than 1,000 words in length with up to three low-resolution images. ‘Contemporary’ is defined as art produced since 2000. This year, due to museum and gallery closures caused by the pandemic, we will accept reviews of online exhibitions. There is no age limit for applicants.

The submitted review must be written in English (although the art considered may be international) and emailed as a Word document together with a completed submission form to: editorial@burlington.org.uk.

The judges for the 2021 edition of the prize are
Lowery Stokes Sims and Elizabeth Price

 

Lowery Stokes Sims is a specialist in modern and contemporary art, craft and design and is known for her particular interest in a diverse and inclusive global art world and her support of artists whose identities and work reflect those values. In 2015 Sims retired as Curator Emerita from the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, where she served as the Charles Bronfman International Curator and the William and Mildred Ladson Chief Curator. Sims served on the education and curatorial staff of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1972–1999) and as executive director, president and adjunct curator for the permanent collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem (2000–2007).

Elizabeth Price is an artist based in London. In 2012, she was awarded the Turner Prize for her video installation THE WOOLWORTHS CHOIR OF 1979. In 2013, she won the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award with the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. She has exhibited in group exhibitions internationally, and has had solo exhibitions at Tate Britain, London; The Art Institute of Chicago; Julia Stoschek Foundation, Düsseldorf; The Baltic, Newcastle upon Tyne; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and The Whitworth, Manchester.

If you have any enquiries about the Prize, please contact:
editorial@burlington.org.uk.