LUX/ICA Biennial Of Moving Pictures Writers Residency

You’ll have to be quick on this one – deadline for applications is April 7th but I’ve only just seen it!

LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images seeks to appoint three energetic and gifted upcoming writers to participate in a 5-day writing residency as part of its forthcoming LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London 23–27 May 2012.

The three writers will be in residence in the ICA’s Reading Room for the duration of the event, and work with journal editor Isla Leaver-Yap throughout the biennial to develop commentary, analysis and up-to-the minute reportage on unfolding events. Writers will produce reviews, profiles, Q&A’s with participating filmmakers, and live updates. As a dynamic documenting/online project, the journal will create a rich, interactive experience for online audiences—an effective legacy document of the event.

LUX/ICA seeks to broaden and hone the experience of writers interested in developing their writing skills within the fast-paced, diverse context of the Biennial environment. Prior publishing experience, both in print and online, is preferred but not required. Each writer will be given an honorarium of £500, receive full accreditation to the Biennial, and work directly with experienced editor Isla Leaver-Yap.

Applicants will:
– have a fluent command of English (written and spoken).
– have knowledge of artists working with the moving image and will have preferably have completed an arts-related graduate or postgraduate course in the past five years.
– have a flair and confidence for producing interviews, reviews and profiles, and produce shorter copy suitable for online social network streams. All copy submitted to the editor will be timely, accurate and grammatically correct.
– be prepared to work flexible hours throughout the period of the festival.
– attend and contribute to regular editorial meetings both on Skype and in the London office.
– will have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Twitter, Facebook. Experience of Photoshop, CSS, WordPress, Audacity, Ustream desirable.
– communicate well in a small team, be calm under pressure, resourceful and efficient.

Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter stating their interest in the position (no longer 500 words). Two recent pieces of writing should also be submitted: the first, a short review of a recent contemporary art exhibition or event, no more than 500 words; the second, a text no more than 1,000 words in the form of a feature, interview, profile or criticism. Addresses of social media streams and blogs belonging to applicants should also be included in the CV.

All applications should be submitted as a PDF (no other document formats will be accepted) to 
Deadline for applications: 7 April 2012

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