This page contains the submission guidelines and a link to an application form for you to propose a contribution for Art Worlds.

Art Worlds gives an insider, day-in-the-life view of the current realities of living and working as an artist in different places around the world. We are keen to hear about the everyday ways in which you manage to keep making work, the specifics of the art scenes and contexts you operate in and some of the practical and philosophical challenges you face in sustaining your career in a particular setting at a particular time. For more information on what we’re looking for, please read our call for proposals and have a look at recent posts.

One artist’s proposal will be selected every other month. We aim to get in touch with every applicant, whether successful or not, within a few weeks of application.

To be eligible to apply to write for Art Worlds you must be

  • a practising visual artist, who has been practising as an artist outside of university study for at least 5 years
  • not currently studying on a BA, MA or similar course
  • a member of Exchange

Your contribution might take the form of

  • a written article of 500 – 1000 words
  • a piece of recorded audio of a maximum of 40 minutes
  • a video of a maximum of 5 minutes
  • a combination of the above


  • up to 4 accompanying images (of your work and/or other appropriate images)

Please note that your completed piece must be submitted to Artquest no later than one month after selection.

Like all Artquest content, your contribution will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike License.

The application form will ask you for the following:

  • An outline of what you would like to cover in your article: up to 250 words. We recommend that you read recent Art Worlds posts and Artquest articles to get an idea of the kind of content we have commissioned in the past, but we are open to experimentation and new approaches. Your outline should clearly lay out the content and structure of your contribution in as much detail as possible within the word limit.
  • A short description of the wider circumstances in which you sustain a practice as an artist, including the other responsibilities you have alongside your arts practice. This might be any full- or part-time work, parental or other caring responsibilities, or any other demands that compete for your time and energy with making work: up to 200 words.
  • Links to 3 previous examples of your writing in English. Please make sure that these are accessible without a password.

Submit your proposal here

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