Emerging Arts Critics

Emerging Arts Critics (EAC) programme is as a forum to foster the next generation of arts critics and writers and to assist them in developing the tools essential to write about and review ballet and music authoritatively. Originally launched by the National Ballet in 2014 as Emerging Dance Critics, the programme was expanded to Emerging Arts Critics in 2017.

In collaboration The National Ballet of Canada and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), the programme will feature eight participants selected through an open call. They will each attend and review one performance by the National Ballet and one by the TSO resulting in a total of 16 reviews.

Emerging Arts Critics participants have the invaluable opportunity to receive one-on-one editorial mentorship and publishing exposure from John Coulbourn, retired arts critic and David Perlman, Publisher and Editor in Chief of The WhoteNote. Megan Andrews, PhD and Founding Editor of The Dance Current magazine, and Sara Constant, The WholeNote Digital and Social Media Editor, will coach the writers through one-on-one editorial support and publishing exposure.

Applications from aspiring arts reviewers between the ages of 19 to 29 are now being accepted. To apply, email media@national.ballet.ca a writing sample and why you would like to take part in the programme. Deadline is October 27.

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