Call for Submissions

CUE Art Foundation: Art Critic Mentoring Program

CUE Art Foundation

137 W 25th Street
New York, NY 10001


Oct 25, 2021


Oct 07, 2021

We are currently looking for writers in the New York, NY area to write an essay on Zachary Fabri’s upcoming solo exhibition at CUE, curated and mentored by American Artist and on view April 7 – May 11, 2022.

Co-presented with AICA USA (US section of International Association of Art Critics), the Art Critic Mentoring program provides seven writers annually with the opportunity to work with an art critic appointed by AICA to compose a long-form critical essay on one of CUE’s exhibiting artists. Over the course of two months, each writer conducts studio visits with an exhibiting artist and composes a long-form critical essay, which will be published by CUE in a printed exhibition catalogue and online.

The program is open to writers of any age in the early stages of their careers who meet the eligibility guidelines outlined below. The writer selection process consists of a nomination and open call hybrid. Writers are awarded a $600 honorarium. To read past essays, browse the archive.


Two writing samples, max. 10 pages total:

The strongest samples are reviews, blog entries, short essays, and short-form writing. These may be published or unpublished texts.

Must be contemporary visual arts-related (no dance, literature, podcast/radio journalism, or commercial/feature film analysis).

School papers, research papers, dissertations, exhibition proposals/summaries, and artwork wall labels are not accepted.

A current CV containing relevant experience, max. 4 pages.

Your writing samples and CV must be submitted as separate PDF documents (max. 14 pages total), with the filenames labeled as follows: “ACMP application_Your Name_Location_File Name” (for example: "ACMP application_Jane Doe_NYC_Writing Sample”).

If you are unsure whether or not you are eligible for this program or if you have any other questions about the program, please email them to Gillian Carver, Programs & Communications Coordinator, at