ArtsLink NB hosts an Arts Writing Intensive in Saint John, Oct. 12-13th.

[SAINT JOHN, N.B. Sep. 10, 2018] ArtsLink NB is offering a two-day arts writing intensive aimed at increasing the number of contributors writing about the arts in New Brunswick. The training will take place at the Britt’s Pub & Eatery, 42 Princess St, Saint John, on October 12th and 13th from 10-4pm. This session will be led by Merray Gerges, and Yaniya Lee, editorial staff from Canadian Art magazine.

ArtsLink NB is pleased to present a two-day arts writing intensive workshop in Saint John, NB, on October 12th and 13th from 10-4pm. Lead by Canadian Art magazine staff Merray Gerges and Yaniya Lee, this workshop will teach participants how to write reviews and essays about the arts. Participants will learn how to describe and evaluate arts for various audiences and publications. Participants will also learn how to pitch arts writing, and will benefit from one follow up editing session from the course instructors. $50 to attend; catering provided. Applicants must be available for the full day both days of the workshop.

The arts sector has indicated loud and clear that New Brunswick needs more people producing professional arts writing; be it for art magazines, our newspapers, exhibition catalogues, and increasingly online publications. This writing gives NB artists visibility and helps us to tell the story of who we are in the world. ArtsLink NB’s two-day arts writing intensive will equip twelve participants with critical knowledge of how to create affective and insightful critical arts writing. Understanding how to talk to artists about their own work, how to contextualize work (in contemporary arts discourse, via one’s local influences, the meanings embedded in form etc.), and understanding your audience or market are all integral to taking up the task of writing for the arts. This course is suitable for emerging arts writers, journalists who would like to develop their ability to cover the arts, and those in curatorial roles such as the directors of galleries and performing arts companies. The course will cover reviews, catalogue writing, press releases, and essay writing for journals and online arts publications.

About ArtsLink NB

ArtsLink NB is a province-wide, membership-based organization representing artists of all disciplines. We work to help artists build robust careers in New Brunswick by providing professional opportunities, public programming, specialized training, and advocacy work. We are working to grow the arts sector to meet national standards of excellence and economic output.

For additional information, please contact:

Julie Whitenect, Associate Director

ArtsLink NB


(506) 608-9914