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Art Critics Association Announces Contest for Young Writers That Offers Trip to Cuba

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Havana.

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The International Association of Art Critics—or AICA, as its styled—announced that for the fifth edition of its AICA Incentive Award for Young Critics, it will present one lucky writer with a trip to Havana, Cuba, to attend the AICA Congress, which runs October 11 to 15. The contest is being run by AICA’s Awards Commission, the Cuban Section of AICA, and AICA’s Fellowship Fund Commission. (Disclosure: I’m an AICA member, and one reason that’s the case, besides the fact that its membership card guarantees admission to pretty much any art museum in the world, is that it reminds me of being in Model Congress and Model United Nations in high school.)

To enter the contest, eligible writers should, AICA writes, “submit an article or a review on any subject (an exhibition, a biennale, a profile of an artist, etc.), which deals with the subject of contemporary art produced in South America, Central America and the Caribbean” by July 29 at 6 p.m. Paris time. Happily, the group is using a rather generous definition of young, and all those 35 years or younger can enter. Full details are here. Note that if you are a Cuban writer and win this award, you will receive €500 (about $560), instead of a ticket to Havana—still nothing to scoff at!

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