Plymouth Art Weekender and VASW call for writers

Image Credit: Elena Brake, Cleaning in Progress, credit James Wray

Deadline Friday 07 September 2018

Fee £150

This year we are offering two commissions – one supported by Visual Arts South West (VASW) – for writers who have experience and interest in the arts to report on the Plymouth Art Weekender from 28th – 30th September. The writing outcomes will be published on the VASW website.


We are looking for:

– 1 Plymouth-based writer with a good knowledge of the city’s visual arts network. £150 fee.

– 1 regional writer with an interest in engaging with the visual arts sector in Plymouth. £150 fee and up to £50 travel expenses.



– Available over the 28th, 29th, 30th September.

– Available to see a variety of events, including all PAW commissioned artists, Plymouth Platform artists and as many events as possible throughout the day and night across the city.

– An interest in Plymouth Art Weekender’s approach to events.

– A keen knowledge of contemporary visual art.

– A knowledge of artist run events and DIY culture in the South West and beyond.

– Experience in critical art writing.

– Interest in playing a part in creating a legacy for Plymouth Art Weekender 2018.


To Apply:

Please contact using the subject heading ‘PAW Writing Commission’, with the following information:

Full name

Mobile Number

Short statement explaining why the opportunity is of interest to you and outlining any relevant experience, including any links to published works online (no more than 300 words).

CV (please make sure the file name contains your name).

The deadline for applications is midnight on the 7th September 2018.

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