The VAULT Festival Emerging Critics Scheme is for new or emerging arts and culture critics to develop their critical voice.
Taking place at VAULT Festival 2020 (28th January – 22nd March) this unique opportunity gives you expert mentorship from leading industry critics, support in getting your reviews published and free access to VAULT Festival shows!
This scheme is particularly aimed at emerging critics from diverse or under-represented backgrounds. To be eligible you must –
This scheme is a unique opportunity for four emerging reviewers to develop their writing and critical voice. You will be supported by the scheme’s mentors to regularly review for different types of performance at VAULT Festival. This will include one to one feedback sessions, group feedback from fellow participants and support in getting published.
There will also be selected ‘guest’ Q+A sessions from leading reviewers, bloggers and industry professionals plus we’ll feature all names of those taking part on the VAULT Festival website!
The Emerging Critics Schemes mentors are leading arts critics Rosemary Waugh and Ava Wong Davies.
Rosemary regularly writes reviews, features and interviews for the leading publications New Statesman, Time Out, The Stage and Exeunt. She was also critic-in-residence at The North Wall Arts Centre in Oxford.
Ava is a regular contributor to Exeunt Magazine, The Stage, and gal-dem. As a playwright, her work has been presented at The Yard, The Bunker, Theatre Deli, VAULT Festival, and The North Wall and is currently part of the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers Group.
Applications for the Emerging Critics Scheme are now closed. Participants in the 2020 scheme will be announced soon!