A fun team to study with… Meet us!

Our spring 2013 intake is now open and we’re going to welcome a new group of you onto our Certificate in Art Journalism & Writing 101. We can’t wait!

We thought you might like to know a little bit more about us, too. We’re a fun team, but don’t worry, we pride ourselves on our experience and professionalism as well. Read on to find out who you’ll be working with on your writing.

Our team

Our founder and course author, Kate Cary Evans

Kate Cary Evans

Kate set up Art Radar Journal in 2008 and proudly watched it grow into an energetic learning community. She earned her MA at Edinburgh University, has lived in Hong Kong for twenty years and has published work in the South China Morning Post, Tatler and various art magazines.

She says,

I’m so excited that you’ve decided to sign up to learn about Art Radar Institute and I invite you to think of this course as just the start of an ongoing relationship with us. We’re more than just a journal or a course, we’re a catalyst for connection, opportunities and community, too.


Look out for our City Meet Ups and the other events and activities that we hold from time to time in major cities in Asia and beyond, and check out where the team is based. If you’re passing through one of the cities in which we live, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love to meet our students past and present in person over coffee.

Your main contact, course and blog editor, another Kate

Kate Nicholson

Kate Nicholson is our Course Director and she will be the person who will interview you and who will work with you closely if you’re accepted into the programme. Kate has a BA in Film, Television and Media Studies from the University of Auckland and has been widely published in culture magazines such as Pavement and Pulp Magazine in New Zealand, and more recently in Dwell Asia and Surface Asia, both of which are based in Singapore. Today, Kate lives in Taichung, Taiwan.

She says,

I’ve seen over forty students come through this course and I remember each one of their names (and can still spell them… quiz me!) and their unique challenges and talents.


Many students continue to keep in touch with me after they’re done with their course, telling me what’s happening in both their personal and professional lives and asking me for feedback and advice. I look forward to developing a similar relationship with you, too. So, let’s get started!

Our trusty copy editor, Heston

Heston Hoffman

Heston was born in South Africa, spent a number of years in Korea and Taiwan teaching English and is now based in the United States. He studied English at the University of Pretoria and has had poetry published in the South African magazine A Look Away.

He says,

Welcome to Art Radar Institute! I’m the copy editor and you’ll meet me for the first time after you complete your first post. It’s my job to guide you through the exciting landscape of grammar and writing.


After you’ve completed each post, I’ll attempt to provide you with as much constructive feedback as I can, while mapping the progress that you’ve made since your last post. I look forward to helping you take the next step towards becoming a better writer.”

Join us: apply now!

Ready to apply?

Click here to find out more about the course fees and how to apply.

Be quick! Our spring 2013 intake closes on Tuesday 30 April. Places are limited and we will increase the course fee next intake.

Need more information first?

No problem! When you first sign up to our mailing list, you will receive an email detailing our fees and application process. If you don’t receive it, contact us at artradarinstitute@gmail.com and we’ll send another out to you. If you would prefer to speak to a real live person, contact artradarinstiute@gmail.com to set up a call with Kate Nicholson.

– the Art Radar Institute team


P.S. Why not forward this email to friends? It’s more fun to study together!

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