Call for applications

C& Mentoring Program for Writers from Colombia and Egypt

Deadline: 11 October 2019

C& Mentoring Program for Writers from Colombia and Egypt

With the support of the FORD FOUNDATION Contemporary And (C&) continues to facilitate the highly successful C& Mentoring Program. After having conducted the program with participants from Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Kigali, Lubumbashi, Kinshasa, Harare and Luanda over the course of the past three years, we are now inviting young writers from Egypt and Colombia to apply.


Deadline for submission: 11th October 2019.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and a one-page letter of motivation and/or a writing sample (1000 words max.) to


One applicant from Colombia and one from Egypt will be accepted.

The invitation is open to young art writers in the very early stages of their career.


About the C& Mentoring Program:

The C& Mentoring Program invites young art writers from Africa and the Global Diaspora to establish a mentor-student relationship with senior arts writers. Over the course of half a year, the mentees produce one text per month which they submit to and work through with their mentor online (via e-mail, skype or else). The idea is to support the young art critics in developing their experiences and skills. They will receive a small fee and the possibility of publishing selected texts on the C& Online Magazine website.

Tutors: to be confirmed



The participants should:

* Have first journalistic/writing experiences in the cultural field. Senior writers with long-term experiences will not be accepted.

* Be interested in a focus on visual arts.

* Be fluent in spoken and written in Arab / Spanish


About C&

Contemporary And (C&) is an art magazine and a dynamic space for issues and information on contemporary art from Africa and its Global Diaspora. C& publishes weekly features, columns, reviews, and interviews in English and French on C& América Latina (C&AL) focuses on the connections between Latina America, the Caribbean, and Africa ( Texts on this platform are published in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Being read in around 120 countries, C& collaborates with an international network of major protagonists of the global art scene as well as with young, emerging voices. This happens online and on the ground. The C& print issues are published twice a year.


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