Arts Writers Grant Program

The 2019 application is now open

The application deadline is May 20, 11:59 EST

For application instructions click here.

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 Apr Arts Writers "Jafri’s installation inspires the thought that maybe we, too, should always be suing." Yxta Murray (@murrayyxta) o…
18 Apr Arts Writers Tomorrow night in NYC!
17 Apr Arts Writers Friday 4/19 in Los Angeles! AWGrantee Yxta Murray (@murrayyxta) will launch her new book ADVICE & CONSENT on…
17 Apr Arts Writers RT @e_flux: 2019 Arts Writers grant application open @artswriters #ArtsWritersGrant
17 Apr Arts Writers The 2019 Arts Writers Grant Program Application is NOW OPEN through May 20. $15K-$50K in four categories: Articles,…
16 Apr Arts Writers Congratulations to JULIA BRYAN-WILSON for winning a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Fine Arts!
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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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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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Grantee Update

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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