Salzburg, Austria

Writing in, on and Through Art. From Art Criticism to Creative Writing

when 19 August 2020 - 29 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 616

This course is part of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts's 2020 programme.

Course leader

Louisa Elderton and Klaus Speidel

Target group

open to anyone interested

Course aim

Are you an artist integrating writing into your practice? An art critic, art historian or journalist writing about art? A curator or gallerist articulating the intricacies of an artist’s practice? You would like to try writing professionally? Or you're an art enthusiast keen to experiment with writing? This course creates a space where you can concentrate exclusively on writing, with support and guidance from experts with more than twenty years of art world experience.

After a sound introduction into writing about art, the focus will be on the practice of writing and editing. We will examine different forms of art writing, from the Renaissance up to the present day, and discuss different approaches. We examine how form, style, voice and narrative can be used to different effect, and experiment with what we have learned. You choose the direction you wish to take. The course will give you basic tools and precepts to develop your own style of writing.

Fee info

EUR 616: regular fee
EUR 488: reduced fee for students


Grant applications can be sent before 1 April.