2024 Frieze New Writers Programme: Glasgow

Closing date:


frieze and Glasgow International are looking for emerging writers, particularly from Scotland and the North of England.

If you are a new writer looking to develop as a critic or are interested in exploring different approaches to writing about art and searching for tips on how to get published, then the 2024 Frieze New Writers Programme: Glasgow could be the opportunity to help you on your way.

Applications are now open for the free-to-attend, three-day intensive course supported by Frieze membership, taking place from 13 – 15 June, in which a group of aspiring writers will have the opportunity to develop their skills with support from the frieze editorial team and our wider network of art-world professionals.

In a partnership with Glasgow International, the course will include a series of workshops which will offer practical advice on how and where to pitch, interview techniques and what makes a great profile or review. Gallery and studio visits will give participants insights into the art world and the people who shape it.

The course is open to emerging writers over the age of 18 from across the UK and Ireland and applications from across Scotland and the North of England are strongly encouraged. Writers should have published no more than one piece of art writing in print, or three pieces on online-only platforms.

All participants will have full expenses covered, including travel, food and accommodation. Each participant will have their work edited by editors of frieze, with an opportunity for their work to appear on frieze.com



Deadline 14 April 2024

1 Surrey Street London WC2R 2ND

Applicants should submit:

  • One unpublished piece of writing, no longer than 350 words. This should be a review of a recent art exhibition or an individual artwork.
  • A 150-word statement about why you are applying to the course and what you hope to gain from it.

Participants will be selected by members of the frieze editorial team and an external judge. Applicants will be contacted by 23 April 2024 whether successful or not.

The course has been devised to take place in person: if you have access needs, please let us know in your application so that Frieze can discuss them with you.

See here for more information.

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