FAQs Published

Q1: Who can participate in this event?
A: People of any age, with or without a professional background in art, who are interested in writing about art in an informed critical way is welcome to submit.


Q2: How can I apply?
A: Participants may submit their entries by email (in PDF format) to iaac@rca.ac.uk on or before 24 September 2016. They may also include three photos of the works in JPG format, but the size of the email should not exceed 5 megs, overall.


Q3: Could I submit more than one piece of critical writing?
A: Each participant may submit only ONE entry to the IAAC each year.


Q4: What shall be the major focus of the submission?
A: The submission should be a piece of critical writing related to an art exhibition, which might focus on the exhibition itself, the artworks on display , the artists participating in the exhibition, and the overall context.


Q5: Should the relevant exhibition be held between 24 September 2016 and 23 September 2017?
A: While the start and end dates of the exhibition may fall outside these dates, the exhibition must have been open to the public at some stage during the stated dates.


Q6: Where should the relevant exhibition be located? What kind of exhibition should it be?
A: The exhibition could be held anywhere in the world. However, its main focus must be on contemporary art.


Q7: Should I submit images related to the relevant exhibition?
A: Submissions may be accompanied by a maximum of three images of the relevant exhibition, which are cleared for publication(please give full details and acknowledments!). The organisers accept no responsibility for obtaining copyright clearance for visual material or any related issues. However, there is no requirement to submit images of the relevant exhibition, and you should only do so, if you consider they are necessary complements to your text.


Q8: Should the submission adhere strictly to the word limits?
A:Yes, Chinese submissions should be strictly limited to 2000 characters, and English submissions to 1500 words, including footnotes. Variations in length of more than 10 % either way are likely to be rejected.


Enquiries should be addressed, as follows:

Chinese-language: Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum
Address: 399 Bocheng Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai (p.c.:200126)
Tel: +86 (0)21 6105 2121
Email: iaac@21msms.com

English-language: School of Fine Art, Royal College of Art
Address: 20 Howie Street, London, SW11 4AS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7590 4423
Email: iaac@rca.ac.uk