Emerging Art Writers Program 3

EAWP 3: Art + Technology runs from November 2021 through May 2021. Applications open to current AUArts students in any year or program, including International and part-time students. For more info on how to apply please attend the info session on Thursday Sept 29, 4-5PM MST on zoom or see below.

The Emerging Art Writers Program (EAWP) is an art writing program organized through the Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG) and facilitated by Dr. Ashley Scarlett. EAWP is a non-credit series of writing workshops, led by Dr. Scarlett and guest mentor, Stephanie Wong Ken. Current AUArts students are encouraged to apply. Up to 8 will be selected to participate in the program. By the end of the program, each of the participants produces a final piece of writing to be published in a printed catalogue, distributed across Canada by C Magazine.

Learn about EAWP 1: Out of Order and EAWP 2 Publication

Apply on MS Forms through your AUArts account HERE by October 20, 2021 at 4pm. (Program schedule below)

Program Schedule

  • September 29: EAWP 1, 2, 3, Launch and Celebration with Dr. Ashley Scarlett and Steph Wong Ken
  • October 20: Application Deadline
  • November 4, 3-5pm: Session 1
  • January 13, 3-5pm: Session 2
  • February TBD: Session 3
  • March-April: Final Editing Sessions
  • May-June: Publication

    *Applicants must be available throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, Thursdays for sessions.


Those accepted into the program will be paid professional writing fees of .50/word for a final piece up to 1000 words. Participants will also be paid a small honorarium for attending all sessions and reviewing their peers work.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Ashley Scarlett is an assistant professor in the School of Critical and Creative Studies, where she contributes expertise across the fields of media studies, media art and moving image histories, and research methods. Dr. Scarlett’s research interests lie at the intersection of art, technology and critical thought. Her writing has been published in a number of venues, including Media TheoryParallaxDigital Culture & SocietyThe Routledge Companion to Photography Theory, and Computational Arts in Canada 1967 – 1974. Dr. Scarlett is the co-curator and -organizer of Contingent Systems: Art and/as Algorithmic Critique, an exhibition and panel series hosted by the Illingworth Kerr Gallery. 

Guest Mentor

Photo credit: Kaitlin Moerman 

Raised in Florida, Stephanie Wong Ken is a writer currently based in Tkaronto, the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Her writing has appeared in Canadian ArtC-MagazineRunghThe WalrusMaisonneuveLUMA Quarterly, and other publications. She’s a contributing editor to Colonial Imports, a risograph publication with Yolkless Press, and sits on the board of The Bows. 

Questions? Email ikg@auarts.ca