Open Call for art writers

ArtWriting Turkey is founded with the aim to unearth and support young and emerging art critics and writers. Initiated by Mixer in November 2013, ArtWriting Turkey brings emerging and experienced art writers together and aims to rejuvenate the scene by organizing workshops, exhibition tours and discussion meetings.

In 2017, AWT is asking for entries from newbies of the scene. Top 10 articles will be published on Mixer’s website and will have a publication of 1000 copies which will be distributed to the libraries of museums, universities and established collections. Three writers will be commissioned to write a review for IstanbulArtNews April Issue.

This year IstanbulArtNews editor-at-large Yasemin Bay, writer Cem Erciyes, and Evrim Altuğ will review the articles.

Applicants of the Open Call are requested to submit three unpublished reviews of a recent (November, December, January) contemporary art exhibition, a piece on an artwork or an artist, which should be 400 words in length each.

Applications should be e-mailed as a Word attachment to


Guidelines for submissions

Applications must be submitted in Turkish.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age at the time of submission.

Applicants are allowed a maximum of three previously published pieces of writing on art. (Please attach links or articles to the application e-mail)

Applications should be published in the word format.

The closing date for submission is January 31


Important Dates:

Open Calls opening: January 5, 2016

Deadline for submission: February 15, 2016

Announcement of the Awards: March 1, 2016

Commission of 3 articles for Istanbul Art New, March 15, 2016

Launch of the Publication, April 5, 2016