2023 Boston Art Writing Fellowship (current)
Co-organized with Boston Art Review
In this year's iteration of the mentorship program, we're excited to announce a pivot. This shift in the program was created to address the current state of art writing, publishing, and new technologies in journalism. Together with the incredible team at Boston Art Review, we have put together the Boston Art Writing Fellowship. Focused on candidates ages 18-21, this program mentors two young voices in Boston's art scene, providing them with experiences working at an art publication and a contemporary art gallery. Our Fellows will also meet with prominent leaders at the intersection of culture and journalism, giving them invaluable insights. All of their hard work will be presented in July, when their feature stories are published on Boston Art Review!
Poppy Livingstone is a California-born, Connecticut-raised, Boston-based artist and student at Boston University. As founder and editor-in-chief of Mister Magazine and an associate house director at the Boston Center for the Arts, they are committed to artistic equity and community engagement. Currently, their creative focus is rooted in object attachment, migration, and magical realism. They are, as always, very happy to be here.
Fatima (Tima) Swaray is a Sierra-Leonian multimedia artist and storyteller raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently based in Boston where she is studying business of creative enterprises (BCE), publishing, and art history at Emerson College. Her research is guided by her interest in how art investigates the complexities of heritage and identity. She aims to create inclusive, community-driven spaces that highlight diverse talents and stories.
About Boston Art Review
Founded in October of 2017, Boston Art Review (BAR) is an independent publication committed to facilitating active discourse around contemporary art in Boston. Boston Art Review’s engagement in the community fosters inter-institutional collaboration. BAR actively fosters the work of both emerging and established artists, writers, critics, curators, and scholars and is committed to uplifting the work of underrepresented individuals and communities.
Consisting of an online and print publication, Boston Art Review is focused on publishing multidisciplinary content. Boston Art Review provides a space for critical perspectives, interviews, reviews, artist projects, and collective initiatives. Through their website, newsletter, social media, events, and print publication, Boston Art Review stands as an accessible, go-to guide for contemporary art in Boston.