Call for cultural journalists - Unpack the Arts
The European project Unpack The Arts welcomes cultural journalists to offer them residencies in the framework of festivals, to develop critical discourses and circulation of knowledge, to further their role towards the (circus) arts and nowadays societies.
What is a residency for cultural journalists?
Each residency is held in the framework of a festival and is built following the same format: duration of 4 days, a moderator animates thematic discussions, lecture by key experts, attendance to 3–5 shows, meetings and interviews with the artists programmed and the hosting presenter. Some sessions, in particular the interviews with artists and the keynote lecture, might be open to the general public.
As part of a residency, each participant will deliver 1 article (2,000 words) in their language. The texts will be collected, edited and turned into an online multilingual publication, each article appearing in its original language and an English translation.
There is no registration fee to participate to a residency. Furthermore, the organisers will assume all the costs related to the residencies: flight / train, transfers, hotel nights, meals, tickets for shows.
Who can apply?
Cultural journalists, including arts writers, critics, theoreticians working for any kind of media and support, e.g. (online) magazines, newspapers, radios, televisions, new media platforms...
- Media professionals focusing on performing arts – no knowledge on contemporary circus is required
- A 3-year experienced and still active cultural journalist – students or newly graduated cultural journalists with no experience cannot apply
- Journalists with a good level of spoken and written English, living in one of the 35 countries participating in the Culture programme of the European Commission [check the list].
The first call for Unpack the Arts is open until 6 July. Find all the information online.