Arts Writers Grant Program

The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art  through project-based grants issued directly to individual authors. Below is a list of the 2015 grantees.

The 2016 application is now open.


Carla Acevedo-Yates, The Silence of Eros: Decoding Homotextuality in the Work of Zilia Sánchez
Gian-Maria Annovi, Dirty Encounters: Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Legacy and the Work of David Wojnarowicz
Melissa Ragain, Environmental Aesthetics in the Postwar University


Claire Daigle, Figuring Fiction
Gelare Khoshgozaran and Eunsong Kim, Contemptorary
Victoria Valentine, Culture Type


Rizvana Bradley, Resurfaced Flesh: Black Aesthetics Unbound
Iftikhar Dadi, Pakistani Contemporary Art: An Object History
Johanna Gosse, Ray Johnson in Situ: Mapping the Network in 1950s New York
William E. Jones, The Ruins of Villa Iolas
Damon Krukowski, The New Analog
Courtney Martin, A Critical Language: Lawrence Alloway’s Words to the Art World
Alexander Provan, Arbitrary Units: Art in the Age of Quantification

Short-Form Writing

Karen Archey
Orit Gat
James McAnally
Laura McLean-Ferris
Erik Morse
Martha Schwendener
Lynne Tillman

04 May Arts Writers Two more weeks! The Arts Writers Grant Program application is open now and closes May 18: artswriters....
03 May Arts Writers Thursday at John Jay: Grantee Claudia Calirman is part of a symposium "on art and violence in Latin America today"
02 May Arts Writers Grantee Viet Thanh Nguyen's novel "The Sympathizer" wins the Edgar award, the US’s top award for crime fiction
02 May Arts Writers Grantee Sonia K. Katyal & Simone C. Ross on legal conflict over the digitization & replication of art @BostonGlobe
28 Apr Arts Writers "Theft, death and poetry. Those are my plans (hopes) for Frieze New York" Grantee @jenkabat @frieze_magazine
27 Apr Arts Writers RT @creativecap: .@artswriters grantee Daniel Temkin will give a talk on his blog esoteric.cod... at @creativetechwk #CTW2016 https…
Art Writing Workshop

We are pleased to announce the 2015 Art Writing Workshop recipients.

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Grantee Update

Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power, by Susan Cahan, is out now from Duke University Press.

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Grantee Update

Hélio Oiticica: Folding the Frame, by Irene V. Small, is out now from University of Chicago Press.

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Grantee Update

Stone’s Throw, by David Deitcher, is out now from Secretary Press. 

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