Arts Writers Grant Program

The 2018 grant 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 in four categories—articles, blogs, books and short-form writing—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. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply.

21 Aug Arts Writers "Writing makes living a mythic practice, though the mundane intervenes—the two converging in the cinematic, in arch…
20 Aug Arts Writers "The cluster of sound works in the center of the huge room, which runs on a loop, creates an intriguingly gooey son…
17 Aug Arts Writers Emmanuel Iduma shares the songs and sounds that accompanied his journey to Africa for his forthcoming book, 'A Stra…
16 Aug Arts Writers Congrats to AWGrantee Darby English, who will serve as the exhibition scholar for the U.S. Pavilion at Venice Bienn…
15 Aug Arts Writers TONIGHT in London! Ed Halter leads a discursive workshop on experimental film at @ICALondon
14 Aug Arts Writers "Kapur drew attention to the narrow geopolitical frames and continued indifference to the non-Western world that sh…

I’d prefer not to is a 12-part serialized essay written by Ania Szremski inspired by positions of refusal and withdrawal inhabited by artists and thinkers in post-revolution Egypt. 

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William Kentridge: Process as Metaphor and Other Doubtful Enterprises, by Leora Maltz-Leca, is now out on University of California Press.

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A Sum of Encounters, a blog by Emmanuel Iduma featuring intimate portraits of Nigerian artists based in Nigeria or the United States, is now live.

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Moscow Vanguard Art: 1922-1992, by Margarita Tupitsyn, is out now from Yale University Press.

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