At Critical Read we believe 1. Art is important. 2. Every work of art has a story. 3. Readers want to explore the cultural world.
Critical Read tells the true stories behind works of the fine, literary and performing arts. At a time when in-depth writing about the arts has all but disappeared from traditional media, Critical Read seeks to reintroduce the reader to the history of art and the people who make our world beautiful, interesting and spectacular. Critical Read stories are artwork biographies that combine reporting and analysis by the most knowledgeable writers in their fields. They bring the old, new, strange and wonderful stories of art to life and empower readers to investigate artistry in all its forms.
Discover our latest stories here.
Critical Read is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Your support is appreciated.
Natalie Axton, Founder and Editor in Chief
Meredith Hay, Treasurer
V.V. Cooke, Secretary
James Uebbing, Director
Anthony Fountain, Director
Write for us:
We work with freelance writers, and we are always accepting pitches. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request our Writer Guidelines. Critical Read pays competitive rates.