Organised by Cultural Journalism Campus, CJC Fellowship returns to Art Basel for the sixth year in a row in March 2019. Taught and mentored by experienced industry professionals, each year up to TEN CJC fellows are selected to undergo intensive training through writing workshops, visits to art spaces and meeting with cultural professionals. Stationed at Art Basel to cover the art fair as well as other cultural happenings in March, fellows receive hands-on media training through producing Culture Express, CJC’s newspaper which is distributed on location at Art Basel and through the digital realm. Information about the past editions of CJC Fellowship is available here.

Many of our alumni have successfully pursued a career in the media and/ or in the cultural sector upon graduation, working as journalists and art administrators. 


We are looking for students and young graduates who have a strong interest in the media and are passionate about arts and culture, with aspirations to become a cultural journalist and an art critic in the future. Those who major in journalism, media studies, fine art, cultural studies and related disciplines will have an advantage but this is not essential to participate.


The programme will have a soft launch from the beginning of March, attending art events throughout the month. 

Welcoming event on March 22.

Writing and media production workshops will take place on the weekend of March 23 and 24.

We are stationed at Art Basel from March 26 to 31.


Workshops will take place at the office of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Wan Chai. You will have full access to Art Basel, which will be held at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, and other concurrent cultural events taking place around town. 


Deadline for application is February 2, 2019, 11:55 pm. Send your CV and two writing samples (in English AND/OR Chinese) to admin@culturaljournalismcampus.org. Successful applicants will be notified by February 10, 2019.  

Testimonials from CJC alumni

“There is a reason why I did two CJC courses! It was a very rewarding experience to be able to cover such a high-profile event in the art world whilst working alongside and learning from veterans in the media industry. I’d highly recommend CJC to anyone who wishes to go into cultural journalism to have a taste of what it’s like.” — Ambrose Li, CJC Fellow 2018 & CJC Autumn Programme 2017; currently working as a TV journalist

“There were no courses on cultural journalism at local journalism schools and CJC Fellowship was a unique programme for me to learn more about the art world. The experience with CJC has enabled me to better cover stories about the West Kowloon Cultural District and Art Basel in Hong Kong.” — Kanis Leung, CJC Fellow 2016; currently working as a newspaper reporter

“Cultural Journalism Campus provided me with an unparalleled experience in understanding the local art scene and exploring the basics of are writing. The programme was very intensive, requiring participants like me to write and report non-stop during the art week, but it was fun and we all made it!” — Benny Kung, CJC Fellow 2016; currently working as an international newswire reporter 

About Cultural Journalism Campus

Cultural Journalism Campus (CJC) is an award-winning non-profit educational initiative founded by journalist and critic Vivienne Chow. It aims to raise the profile of and promote cultural journalism and art criticism in Asia and beyond. CJC offers aspiring young journalists and critics a unique learning opportunity to polish their skills under the guidance of media veterans and leaders of the arts and cultural sector in a professional media setting. CJC also conducts CJC Outreach, an arts education outreach programme to bring art to disadvantaged children and teenagers. In 2015, CJC was awarded Merit in Arts Education by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council for CJC’s innovative arts education programmes and dedication to cultivating an audience for the arts in the city and beyond. 

Enquiries: send emails to admin@culturaljournalismcampus.org or message us on our Facebook page.

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