Join next year's cohort of New Architecture Writers - Deadline: 07 January 2022

The Open Call for the fourth cohort of New Architecture Writers has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to apply. We are incredibly heartened by the number of applications and interest in the programme. Every applicant will be informed of the outcome by the end of January 2022.

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Are you a young POC interested in architectural publishing, broadcasting and curation?

New Architecture Writers (N.A.W.) is a free, year-long programme offering a small group the opportunity to participate in a series of talks, workshops, tours, writing briefs and other activities, all led by acclaimed editors, architects, journalists, curators and broadcasters. N.A.W. is supported by the Architecture Foundation and the Architectural Review.

To apply, send a short CV and an original piece of writing using the online application form below. The deadline for applications is Friday 7 January 2022 at 18:00 GMT

Brief

Your brief is to write a short article on a contemporary issue for an architectural audience. This piece should tell a story, whether political, social, economic, or environmental, in a way that informs and engages the reader. You should identify a specific subject with relevance to architecture and draw out stimulating conclusions.

Your word count is just 500 words, so concision is key.

Eligibility

The programme is intended for people of colour only. Applicants must be under 30 and based in London.

We invite applications from anyone interested in developing their architectural writing practice. Applicants do not need to have journalistic experience nor necessarily be intent on pursuing a career in journalism.

All applicants must be able to commit to meeting roughly one evening per fortnight. In addition, applicants have to be able to complete written briefs, which will be set approximately every six weeks throughout the programme. 

The programme will commence in February 2022.