Submissions

Write for ART INDEX!

We publish critical writing, interviews, reviews, and essays from freelance contributors and are always interested in hearing from writers, curators, non-profits, artists, thinkers, and cultural advocates—particularly those from underrepresented communities.

Send us your thoughts and a pitch to: submissions@theartindex.org


While proposals are preferred to completed articles, we will absolutely accept excellent and timely completed pieces. Reviews may be submitted as completed pieces for consideration. For features, proposals should be 125 - 250 words; for essays and reviews, 50 words is plenty! 

Tell us what and who you want to discuss, and what you plan to say. Please also include two brief writing samples, together with a short bio (50 words) describing your background and interests. 

General Guidelines


We welcome historical material that sheds light on current issues and are also interested in non-artistic practices that carry an aesthetic or critical context. We strive to publish a wide range of voices and ideas, ranging from the academic to the experimental.

Articles, reviews, and interviews about contemporary art should be idea-driven, not person-driven. We will not publish biography focused submissions, nor reviews which conflate the artist’s personality/background with the mechanics of production. For interviews, we are most interested in dialogue concerning compelling projects and thoughts than in the idolizing of a single individual.

Other Notes for Writers


Conflict of Interest Policy

ART INDEX will not consider submissions in which a writer: writes about his/her work, the work of someone with whom the writer has a personal relationship, the work of someone with whom the writer has a financial relationship, any gallery that represents his/her work, any relative, any gallery institutionally related to the organization employing the writer or a colleague in the institution employing the writer.

Submissions by a writer whom the gallery or artist has paid or commissioned to write the article in question, are not accepted. 

Writers may not write reviews or articles on exhibitions that they already have covered for other publications.