Parallel Conversations Applications due 5pm (AEDT) February 28, 2022. APPLY NOW
Parallel and Runway Journal are excited to partner on a new initiative: Parallel Conversations. Over two years, we will support twelve culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) writers to advance critical, bold and experimental thinking on ways of enacting structural change in Australian art institutions. We especially seek to support proposals engaging with regional art museums, building on Parallel’s focus on the potential of regional art museums to be adjacent to, beyond, or distinct from normative art ‘centres’ and structures.
In 2022 Parallel Conversations will commission six 2000-word texts for publication on Runway Journal’s digital Conversations platform, with writers undertaking an extended period of knowledge-sharing and receiving support from Parallel and Runway Journal. The commissioned authors will also be invited to publish their texts in Parallel’s print publication (2024). There will be a separate callout for the 2023 Parallel Conversations commissions.
Parallel and Runway Journal aim to foster a new generation of writers to grapple with and critique the limits of Australian art institutions, and generate new ideas and speculative propositions as to what such institutions might become.
We are committed to non-normative writing, as well as critical, astute analysis — both are necessary to understand what structural change is, and how it might better appear in our institutions.