The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center of De La Salle University (DLSU) is inviting young critics and scholars to apply for fellowship to KRITIKA 2015 National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism.This workshop will be held on May 4 – 7, 2015 at the University of San Agustin (USA), Iloilo City, West Visayas. Distinguished critic and professor Rolando B. Tolentino is workshop director.
KRITIKA is envisioned to give young scholars who want to commit themselves to art criticism a forum where they could discuss their work and concerns with established art critics in the country. The workshop focuses on critical writing in the following arts and cultural practice: literature, architecture, theatre, film, dance, music, visual arts, multi-art, and popular culture. For 2015, a fellowship will be given to food writing/criticism.
Ten (10) applicants will be chosen for the fellowships, which include transportation stipend and board and lodging.
This workshop is co-hosted by USA Fray Luis De Leon Creative Writing Center and the USA Graduate School, and supported by the DLSU Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
Application Requirements
1. Cover letter
Should include complete contact information of applicant.
2. Workshop manuscript
Manuscript should be an unpublished critical essay on any of the following arts and cultural practice: literature, architecture, film, music, theatre and performing arts, visual arts, multi-art, popular culture, and gastronomy. It should be on work by Filipino artist/s. A study may choose to examine more than one art form. Manuscripts in a regional language (e.g., Cebuano, Hiligaynon) are welcome (must be accompanied by an abstract in English or Filipino, or a translated version in English or Filipino).
3. Curriculum vitae with photo
4. Copy of a sample published critical work (optional)
A sample publication should be a critical essay which appeared in a journal, periodical or anthology.
Interested applicants should submit their application to:
Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center
De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila
For email submission, please send to:
Deadline for application is March 3, 2015. Applicants selected for the fellowships will be notified by mail in early April. For inquiries, please contact the Center at (632) 5244611 local 233, or email