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

25 Jul Arts Writers Grantee Jennifer Krasinski (@prettymetals) on Google's deletion of Dennis Cooper's blog and email
22 Jul Arts Writers "It is as if Eggleston were saying 'No comment' and that refusal is enough." Grantee Jason Farago (@jsf) @guardian
21 Jul Arts Writers "a candor that is no less real for having been candidly coaxed" Grantee Christian Viveros-Fauné on Diane Arbus
20 Jul Arts Writers RT @AICA_USA: "No Master But My Own" by Sarah Rose Sharp, mentored by Susan Snodgrass @artswriters…
20 Jul Arts Writers "What kinds of conversations have been missing for decades, if not centuries...?" Gelare Khoshgozaran (@HairieBrown)
19 Jul Arts Writers "it seems to quake with action and danger and fear" Grantee @AndrewRusseth on Faith Ringgold
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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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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Hélio Oiticica: Folding the Frame, by Irene V. Small, is out now from University of Chicago Press.

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