Day Eight’s 2023 Arts Journalism Institute

Spend a week studying with leading arts journalists at Day Eight’s third annual Arts Journalism Institute, August 7 – 11, 2023.

2023 Institute faculty include Geoff Edgers (Washington Post), Emma Sarappo (The Atlantic), Sarah Kaufman (Pulitzer Prize winning dance critic), Michael Brodeur (Washington Post), Kayla Randall (National Public Radio), Celia Wren (Washington Post), Sarah Marloff (Washington City Paper), Rob Brunner (Washingtonian), and Robert Bettmann (Day Eight).

The Institute is an intensive providing opportunity for professional and aspiring arts writers to develop and connect. The program will take place over Zoom, 9am to 4pm EST Monday through Friday and includes morning and afternoon workshops with the faculty. Over the course of the week, attendees will work on an article and, as possible, the Institute will facilitate publication of those articles with partnering publications.

The cost to enroll for the week is $500 dollars. Generous merit and need based scholarships are available. A total of 12 students will be enrolled. To apply, visit our Submittable page.

2023 Institute daily schedule outline:

9:00-10:00 Morning meeting and topic conversation
10:00-11:30 Morning workshop with institute faculty
11:30-12:00 Individual/group work period
12:00-1:00 Lunch break
1:00-2:30 Afternoon workshop with institute faculty
2:30-4:00 Individual/group work period

2023 Institute Faculty:

Michael Brodeur is a classical music critic at The Washington Post. Prior, Brodeur served as an assistant arts editor and cultural critic for the Boston Globe, overseeing the paper’s Sunday Books section and writing the Globe’s weekly @large column.

Rob Brunner is the Politics and Culture editor at Washingtonian. Previously, he was an editor and writer at Fast Company and Entertainment Weekly. 

Geoff Edgers is the national arts reporter for The Washington Post. He previously worked for the Boston Globe, and his articles have appeared in magazines such as GQ, Spin and Wired.

Sarah Kaufman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic, author, journalist and educator. She was the chief dance critic and senior arts writer of the Washington Post from 1996-2022.

Sarah Marloff is the arts editor of the Washington City Paper and an award-winning reporter covering queer culture and LGBTQ rights. Prior to joining City Paper Sarah was the associate news & community editor for the Austin Chronicle.

Kayla Randall is an editorial researcher at National Public Radio. Previously, she served as the arts editor and city lights editor at Washington City Paper.

Emma Sarappo is an associate editor at The Atlantic, where she covers books and culture. Previously, she was the arts editor at Washington City Paper.

Celia Wren is a freelance arts journalist who covers theater regularly for the Washington Post. Her articles about culture and books have also appeared in the New York Times, the Village Voice, Newsday, and the Boston Globe.