online - Open Call
Art Writing Workshop
Facilitated by writer Yazan Ashqar

Deadline: Monday 31 January 2022

We invite young writers to apply for an Art Writing workshop, to be held via Zoom during the months of March and April 2022. The workshop is designed to offer emerging writing talents the opportunity to bring their words into a conversation with contemporary arts and the ideas that inform it, with a focus on criticism as a tool for questioning and reflecting on the essential tensions between art and life. The workshop is devised to offer young writers training in critical thinking and writing; skills they can draw on in their professional paths.

Please e-mail your application in Arabic to opencall@daratalfunun.org, as per the following requirements:

  • Submission is limited to applicants residing in Jordan/Palestine.
  • Applicants must be fluent in reading and writing in Arabic, regardless of their writing skills.
  • Applicants should submit a maximum of 3 samples of writing in Arabic (articles, reviews, narrative writings, blogpost, or private writings… etc) regardless of the subjects (for example articles about books, films, artworks or any subjects in literature, politics or theory.. etc) whether published or not.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest (maximum of 500 words) explaining why they want to participate in the art writing workshop, as well as describing their personal interest (whether in the arts, literature, or theory). The letter should include an idea for a piece of writing the applicant wants to develop/write during or after the workshop.
  • Applicants should include their professional CVs.
  • Applicants must attend all workshop weekly sessions which will take place on a  Saturday for 120 minutes ( from 5-7 pm).

Notes:
Only applications in Arabic will be considered (Professional CVs could be submitted in English)
The workshop will be conducted in Arabic.
The workshop includes 6 sessions to be held over 2 months.

About the Facilitator:
Yazan Ashqar is a writer, editor, and researcher from Amman. He is currently Darat al Funun’s cultural consultant.