Write for us, or share your creative ideas

Are you a writer, journalist, artist or just want to get involved with Izba Arts? Then apply to write for us, or share your ideas of what you’d like to see on the website. We welcome anyone to apply, as long as you are interested in Central & Eastern European arts & culture. As a contributor, you can write as much and as frequently as you wish.

We publish posts multiple times a week, and writing for us provides the opportunity to gain bylines. This platform gives academics, curators, critics, and many others the chance to publish their reviews and articles, as well as promote any upcoming events in the UK and internationally related to culture from the former Eastern Bloc.

We offer the opportunity to gain experience in journalism, build your CV, have your thoughts and opinions read by thousands of people, and join our network of academics, curators, journalists, and creatives working in related fields.

If you are interested in becoming a contributor, please send a writing sample, CV and short covering letter to

Guidelines for submitting articles

We receive a lot of requests, so to help us publish your article sooner and promote it on social media, please follow these simple guidelines:

  • send your article as a Word document in English, suggested length is 1500-2000 words (however, we are happy to review shorter articles or discuss splitting longer publications into parts)
  • have a headline and subheading (take a look at the way the articles are listed on the home page)
  • make sure your text reads well and there are no mistakes or typos, just re-read your piece one last time before sending
  • send 3-5 images as separate jpeg files, size 1-1.5Mb, with captions that include copyright information
  • if you have a video to accompany the article – please send us the link and captions
  • note where you want the images to be in the article (you can write that in your text or place them into the document as well as sending them as attachments)
  • send us all the links you want to be included in the article
  • make sure your send us all social media accounts you want to be tagged – we use Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, and Youtube
  • if you haven’t done so already, please send us a short bio and a photograph of yourself, so we can add you to to ‘contributing authors’ list on our website

We look forward to hearing from you!