Arts Writers Grant Program

The 2019 application is now closed.

The Arts Writers grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs. We also support art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods or experiments with literary styles.

Writers who meet the program’s eligibility requirements are invited to apply in one of the following categories:

  • Articles

  • Blogs

  • Books

  • Short-Form Writing

18 Jun Arts Writers "Movies don’t change, and I do, and I don’t. Memory isn’t a choice and, like everyone, I forget way more than I can…
17 Jun Arts Writers Congratulations to Jennifer Bajorek, who received a Millard Meiss Publication grant for her book, 'Unfixed: Photogr…
14 Jun Arts Writers "Everything I write wants to be with something else." Lucy Ives speaks to @GrantaMag about her new novel 'Loudermil…
13 Jun Arts Writers Now out on @SternbergPress: 'Jill Johnson: The Disintegration of a Critic', collecting 30 texts by Johnson initiall…
12 Jun Arts Writers RT @lightindustry: Coming up at Light Industry: The Skin Flick's Theory of the Prop, a lecture by Elena Gorfinkel (@cinemiasma). https://t.…
12 Jun Arts Writers "What you needed to survive in 1969 was, apparently, not the straight and narrow. What you needed was fiction. And…

False Flags is a blog project by Kristi McGuire that combines experimental and unconventional modes of criticality with an explicit form of experiential social research.

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Gordon Matta-Clark: Physical Poetics, by Frances Richard, is now out on University of California Press.

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Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance, by Amber Jamilla Musser, is now out on New York University Press.

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Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art, by Kaira M. Cabañas, is now out on University of Chicago Press.

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