Thursday, December 19, 2013

Call for Applications: KRITIKA 2014 Fellowships

The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center of De La Salle University-Manila is inviting young critics and scholars to apply for fellowship to KRITIKA 2014 National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism. In collaboration with the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod (USLS), this workshop will be held on April 20-26, 2014. Eminent critic and professor Rolando B. Tolentino is workshop director.
KRITIKA is envisioned to give young scholars who want to commit themselves to art criticism a forum where they could discuss their work and concerns with established art critics in the country. The workshop focuses on critical writing in the following arts: architecture, literature, theatre, film, dance, music, visual arts, and multi-art. For 2014, a fellowship will be given to food writing/criticism

Ten (10) applicants will be chosen for the fellowships, which include transportation stipend and free board and lodging at Balay Kalinungan, USLS-Bacolod.

Application Requirements:
1.  Cover letter
Should include complete contact information of applicant.

2.  Workshop manuscript
Manuscript should be an unpublished critical essay on any of the following arts: architecture, literature, film, music, theatre and performing arts, visual arts, multi-art, and gastronomy. It should be on work by Filipino artist/s. Preferred manuscripts are those that study the work of our National Artists.  A study may choose to examine more than one art form. Manuscripts in a regional language (e.g. Cebuano, Hiligaynon) are welcome (must be accompanied by an abstract in English or Filipino, or a translated version in English or Filipino).
3.  Curriculum vitae with photo
4.  Copy of a sample published critical work (optional)
A sample publication should be a critical essay which appeared in a journal, periodical or anthology.

Interested applicants should submit their application to:
Shirley O. Lua
Director, Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center
De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila
For email submission, please send to:

Deadline for application is January 15, 2014. Applicants selected for the fellowships will be notified by mail in February. For inquiries, please contact the Center at (632) 5244611 local 233, or email,

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