New Contemporaries Writing Commissions

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New Contemporaries Writing Commissions

New Contemporaries is seeking expressions of interest from emerging or early career writers, curators and practitioners to engage with the New Contemporaries 2022 selected artists and our forthcoming programme.

We have previously worked with freelance writers to produce exhibition tours, artist interviews and text responses to our programmes and events. Writers will receive editorial feedback and a fee attached to each piece.


  • Writers should be based in the UK and be at an emerging or early career stage.
  • We particularly welcome applications from artists who identify as being Black, Asian or ethnically diverse, LGBTQ+ or as having disabilities, along with other socio-economic groups who may have not had access to similar opportunities.


  1. One example/extract of your previously published (online or print) writing (max 250 words);
  2. CV containing contact details. No more than 1 page of A4;
  3. Completed optional equal opportunities form

Emailed to
Download Equal opportunities form
You must save your Submission as a PDF document titled in the following way: FirstnameLastname_Writers2022

Closing date: Monday 18th July 10am


If you have any access requirements you can include these or an access rider with your submission. We are available to assist artists who may identify as having a disability with the process. Please contact us at ahead of the deadline.