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03 May 2024

Arts Journalism Matters Fellowship 2024: Virtual x Prague | Open Call

Arts Journalism Matters Fellowship 2024: Virtual x Prague | Open Call

Introducing the 3rd edition of Arts Journalism Matters Fellowship: Virtual x Prague, a hybrid residency and mentorship programme for emerging arts journalists based in Prague.

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), through its arts and culture website culture360.ASEF.org, is proud to collaborate with the European network on cultural management and policy (ENCATC) again, to present a new edition of Arts Journalism Matters.

Following the successes of previous editions, from the pilot Virtual Crossovers e-residency in 2021 to 2023’s Arts Journalism Matters Fellowship 2.0, the fellowship continues to equip emerging journalists with skills, insights, and tools necessary to navigate the landscape of writing in and for the arts.

What will the #ArtsJournalismMatters Fellowship offer?

This year's Arts Journalism Matters Fellowship: Virtual x Prague takes on a hybrid format:

Virtual: 20 May to 7 June 2024

In-person: 10 to 13 June 2024

2 selected participants based in Prague will have the opportunity to sharpen their knowledge on cultural diplomacy and international cultural cooperation in Asia and Europe. Participants will also put to practice skills and knowledge gained from the residency, to cover an on-site event ASEF LinkUp | Asia-Europe Cultural Diplomacy Lab, as a journalist.

At the end of the residency, each participant under the guidance of the mentor, will decide on the final output, which can be delivered in the form of a written article (an interview, policy or feature article), video interview or podcast amongst others, that covers the happenings of the Lab event. Content produced from the residency will be circulated and published in the ENCATC policy magazine and on ASEF culture360 Insights section

Throughout the residency, each participant will also be required to document their progress through a weekly online diary (through video clips/images etc.) hosted on ASEF culture360 and ENCATC’s social media channels.

Who can join the #ArtsJournalismMatters Fellowship? 

  • Open to emerging arts journalists from any of the 51 ASEM member countries, who are based in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Maximum 3 years’ experience as a journalist in the arts and culture sector, with previous experience in writing articles, reviews, essays related to arts and culture in print and/or online platforms
  • Demonstrate knowledge and/or involvement in the arts and culture scene
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English is a prerequisite
  • Applicants who have an existing channel or platform to publish their residency outputs (e.g. via other arts and culture websites, online/offline journals, newspapers, publications etc. that would allow for further dissemination of the content from the residency) would have an advantage

Interested? Apply to our open call!

Submit your application through this form by Friday, 3 May 2024 6pm CET: https://asiaeuropefoundation.formstack.com/forms/artsjournalismmatters2024 

Please note that only successful applicants will be notified latest by May 2024.

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