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

27 Jun Arts Writers "pink, hot pink, much of it with white polka dots" Harbeer Sandhu @texphrastic on Ebony Patterson & Rashaad Newsome
24 Jun Arts Writers "to make the world safe for queer exhibitions in mainstreams museums” Grantee Jonathan Katz talks to @VancouverSun
23 Jun Arts Writers “Conventional happy endings are the property of Hollywood." Grantee Viet Thanh Nguyen profiled @nytimes
22 Jun Arts Writers "Thinking beyond death is a political act." Grantee @lmcleanferris on Ed Atkins and apocalypse @TheWhiteReview
21 Jun Arts Writers Grantee @JudithEStein on poet, art critic, and educator Bill Berkson, in memoriam @AICA_USA
20 Jun Arts Writers "We need a new word, because neither 'hate' nor 'terror' will suffice." Grantee Corrine Fitzpatrick @BOMBmagazine
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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