manifesto essay

Writing a personal narrative that expresses your philosophy of art or design.

From Writing for the Visual Arts:

This assignment is a minimum two page paper (800 words, double spaced, 12 point type, 1” margins, page numbers, i.e., basic academic formatting)

The content is writing a personal narrative that expresses your philosophy of art or design.

There are many ways to approach the assignment; it may include autobiographical details, influences, and descriptions of your work. I am encouraging creative responses, but you must meet the text length requirement for this assignment. While the reference material we will discuss is literary and experimental, keep in mind that our goal is clarity of written expression. It is important to develop content with specific examples that will make your manifesto concrete. Bernstein and Yatchisin suggest developing questions from which to brainstorm content.

The best way to avoid vaguery, however is to think of concrete questions that solicit concrete examples. For example, what is the art project you are most proud of and why? Here are typical areas people often explore in their manifestos:

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