New Crits provides one-on-one studio visits with some of the world’s most visionary artists.

Our online platform is accessible to all artists at every level of their career, creating an inclusive critique experience outside the traditional arts education system.

New Crits was founded in 2022 by Ajay Kurian, an artist, writer, and educator.

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Our Mission

New Crits democratizes access to arts education.

A new approach to critique

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We offer meaningful studio visits that facilitate healthy growth and sustainability for artists’ practice. We believe that studio visits are meant to build up and constructively challenge rather than tear down.

A community of professionals

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Our platform was created by artists, for artists. Our artists have a vested interest in sharing their diverse expertise to support the growth and knowledge of fellow creatives.

Removing key barriers for artistic sustainability

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We believe artists anywhere and everywhere should have access to thoughtful and productive studio visits with key experts in their field.

How it Works


Create an account


Select your service: Portfolio Review, Studio Mentorship, or Professional Mentorship


Select your Educator (Unsure? Take our Compatibility Quiz)


Book and Pay (Look out for an email confirmation)


Complete the Check-in Quiz: Share your goals and visuals with your Educator


Meet for your appointment

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Book a free 30 minute consultation to find out how NewCrits can help

Frequently Asked Questions