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Alice Yard offers prize for writing

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Alice Yard has announced the establishment of the Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing, an annual award for an original piece of critical writing on contemporary Caribbean art by a Caribbean writer aged 35 or under.


Conceived and administered by the co-directors of Alice Yard, the prize aims to encourage new writing on Caribbean art and artists, and to identify emerging voices in contemporary Caribbean art criticism, a release said.


The winner of the prize will receive a cash award of US$1,000 and publication in The Caribbean Review of Books. The inaugural Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing opens for entries on May 16, with a deadline of 14 July. 


The winner will be announced in September 2014 to commemorate Alice Yard’s eighth anniversary.


To be eligible to enter for the 2014 prize, a writer must be a citizen of the Caribbean, whether resident in the region or abroad, and be under the age of 35 on the entry deadline, July 14. 


The release added, a piece of writing entered for the prize does not have to be a conventional critical essay or review. The prize administrators are interested in writing that investigates different forms and genres, as long as it is driven by genuine critical engagement. 


The prize will be decided by a panel of three judges, Krista Thompson (Bahamas/US), chair. Thompson is an art historian and curator and associate professor of art history, Northwestern University; Charles Campbell (Jamaica/Canada) an artist and curator and chief curator, National Gallery of Jamaica and Courtney J Martin (US), art historian and curator and assistant professor of the history of art and architecture, Brown University.


Further information and entry guidelines are available here:
For any queries about eligibility requirements or the submission process, please contact the prize administrators at: [email protected]