Salzburg, Austria

Taking a Position: Art & Writing

when 14 August 2023 - 26 August 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 640

This course is part of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts's 2023 programme.

Course leader

Jennifer Higgie

Target group

Open to anyone interested in fine arts

Course aim

In ‘Taking a Position: Art & Writing’ students will be introduced to the various approaches to writing that co-exist in the artworld: art criticism and art history, ‘think pieces’, poetry, catalogue essays, creative non-fiction, magazine and newspaper journalism, and press releases. As the title of the course implies, students will learn to identify what kind of art writer they want to be and who their intended audience is; how to shape an argument and translate a work of art into a language that is clear, engaging and original. Students will also receive guidance, if relevant, about how to make a living as a professional writer: from pitching ideas to working with an editor and promoting their work via social media.

Fee info

EUR 640: Regular fee
EUR 480: Reduced fee for students