off centre is an online publication dedicated to writing about contemporary art and artists outside of large metropolitan centres. We believe it is important to provide opportunities for and highlight the practices of artists, writers, and curators who produce and exhibit in these regions, challenging the expectation that culture emerges in the centre and works its way beyond.
off centre is seeking submissions for critical writing about artists, exhibitions and art related events that take place outside of large Canadian art centres such as Toronto, Vancouver and Montréal.
We are looking for:
- Critical short form reviews (500-1000 words)
- Studio visits with artists
Submissions must include:
- CV (2-3 pages)
- Bio (150- 250 words)
- title of show, venue name, full list of artists (and curators if applicable)
- additional contact info including: email address, website, social media handles
- Short pitch (200 words max) for a piece you are working on or would like to write, along with a two-page writing sample, demonstrating your style and experience OR
- A completed article or review that has not previously been published (500 – 1000 words)
Successful applicants must provide images of the exhibition, performance, or event for reference for the published piece, with photo credit, or access to professional documentation
off centre believes that art writing should be accessible to a broad audience and not feel exclusionary to those who do not have an academic background. Please write clearly and provide context / definitions for any specific terminology.
Compile all submission material into a .docx or .pdf file and email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no submission fee
Successful pieces will be published on our website and promoted through our social media channels. An honorarium will be paid upon publication.
off centre is committed to working with artists, writers, and curators who are considered emerging, Indigenous, racialized, Queer, working in alternative practices and abilities, from diverse cultural backgrounds, or otherwise underrepresented.
Please direct all questions to email@example.com