Arts Writers Grant Program

The Creative Capital | Andy 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 closed.


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

28 Sep Arts Writers Tomorrow in NYC: Grantee @johannafateman moderates "Making Video as Film," a panel on Ellen Cantor
27 Sep Arts Writers Grantee Nancy Davenport's new book, Renovation, a visual meditation on the UN, just published by @cabinetmagazine
26 Sep Arts Writers "gay life still requires an exceedingly tough skin" Grantee @edhalter on RuPaul's Drag Race @4_columns
23 Sep Arts Writers "Staircases are once again being presented as something to show off, not to hide." @tomvanderbilt @TheEconomist
23 Sep Arts Writers "Never has the demand to see beyond ourselves been more urgent." Grantee Leora Maltz-Leca on Malick Sidibé @Artforum
22 Sep Arts Writers Tonight: Grantee Lynne Tillman (@glossitis) reads from her fiction at Washington U in St. Louis @WUSTL_English
Art Writing Workshop

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

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Grantee Update

Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and The Transformation of Modern Art, by Judith Stein, is out now from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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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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