OPEN DIALOGUES: call for writers (New Life Berlin festival)

OPEN DIALOGUES: NEW LIFE BERLIN is a critical writing initiative exploring online and offline communities during the NEW LIFE BERLIN Festival in June 2008.

Through the OPEN DIALOUGES program, we ask local and international writers to apply for taking part in discussing and developing critical responses the NEW LIFE BERLIN Festival.

In collaboration with the writers selected, OPEN DIALOGUES: NEW LIFE BERLIN will investigate the implications and role of critical writing as a discourse in relation to communities of contemporary art, and will develop organic responses to the Festival itself as it unfolds.

We are looking for writers of all ages to participate. You will need to be fluent in written and spoken English (you will also have the opportunity to write in German), have a strong interest in contemporary art practice and be willing to write accessibly for art and non-art audiences. You will also need to have a minimum of a university degree (BA) in a related field and a strong interest in contemporary art practice.

Writers must be able to commit to one full day’s writing workshop, two 2 hour peer-critique sessions, at least one OPEN DIALOGUES: NEW LIFE BERLIN event and to writing at least three texts throughout the festival.

To participate in this project go to OPEN DIALOGUES on wooloo.org

OPEN DIALOGUES: NEW LIFE BERLIN is devised and organized by Mary Paterson and Rachel Lois Clapham of Open Dialogues. Open Dialogues is a UK-based critical writing initiative that supports, fosters and promotes international networks for critical debate around contemporary art.

Previously, Mary Paterson and Rachel Lois Clapham have collaborated with such events and biennials as The National Review of Live Art (Glasgow 07 and 08), SPILL (London 07), VITAL (Manchester 07) and the Performa 07 Biennial (New York 07).
OPEN DIALOGUES


What: OPEN DIALOGUES: call for writers (New Life Berlin festival)
Associated Events:
- New Life Berlin festival
Further Details:
- OPEN DIALOGUES on wooloo.org
Deadline: Midnight Wed 30 Apr, 2008 (Pacific Standard Time)