The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) of De La Salle University (DLSU) is inviting young critics and scholars to apply for fellowship to KRITIKA 2016 National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism.This workshop will be held on 13-16 July 2016 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 and cultural criticism a forum where they could discuss their work and concerns with established art and cultural critics in the country. The workshop will cover a selection of topics that deal with Philippine art traditions (e.g., literature, architecture, visual arts, music and performing arts, folklore, film, multi-art) and art-related concerns and cultural practices (e.g., heritage conservation, gastronomy). Supplementary activities include interactions with local artists and an Ilonggo cultural tour. Ten (10) applicants will be chosen for the fellowships, which include transportation stipend and board and lodging. Two slots will be given for food writing/criticism.

This workshop is co-hosted by the USA Center for Research, Innovation and Development (CRID) and supported by the DLSU Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (VCRI).

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Manuscript should be an unpublished critical essay on any of the following arts and cultural practices: literature, architecture, film, music, theatre and performing arts, visual arts, multi-art,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, or issue/s related to Filipino heritage and culture. 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. 

Please email application set to: [email protected] “KRITIKA 2016” should be indicated in the space marked “Subject.”

Deadline for application is March 12, 2016. Applicants selected for the fellowships will be notified by mail in April. For inquiries, please contact BNSCWC at (632) 5244611 local 233, or email [email protected]; [email protected]