To encourage students investing in a fine art-oriented education to get on with it and Just get published(!), RPProjects organized an initiative to work in partnership with art/design magazines and art-related programs with advanced-level BA and MA students.
In the project, R.J. Preece located lecturers that are interested in the art writing workshop. The lecturer then identified a number of students that were interested in the project. Art exhibitions were then selected for review by the lecturer, Preece, and the magazine’s editors.
Participating students then got to work: gathering information, analyzing sample reviews, writing drafts, fact checking, and re-writing drafts at the direction of the lecturer—with the practical goal of getting the review published in the magazine.
A winning review was then selected for publication. Honorable mentions were also chosen.
Why the project? For Preece, "It’s set up to walk students through the ins and outs of getting a review to publication level— and to demystify the process. In this way, the project aims to encourage more people to contribute to discussions about art in print."