Arts Writers Grant Program

The 2018 grant application is now open.

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.

We recommend that you read through the Application Guide before filling out the online application. Eligibility requirements and writing sample submission word counts vary for each project type.

You may only apply for one project per grant cycle. You must choose one project type: Article, Blog, Book, or Short-Form Writing. You can view the application questions here.

20 Apr Arts Writers "the current Silicon Valley only has a stake in ‘disrupting’ what already exists — which simply means taking someth… twitter.com/...
19 Apr Arts Writers "It’s a nod to democracy, or the democratization of law—but it’s unplugged: the idea is petrified" Travis Diehl (… twitter.com/...
19 Apr Arts Writers April 20-21 in Los Angeles! Meredith Tromble in collaboration with Donna Sternberg and Dancers present The Vortex @… twitter.com/...
18 Apr Arts Writers Janet Sarbanes talks with DnA producer Avishay Artsy and Art By Translation’s Sébastien Pluot about the origins of… twitter.com/...
18 Apr Arts Writers Tomorrow in NYC! Launch of Alexander Provan's (@aprovan) essay/LP "Measuring Device with Organs" 7PM @Triple_Canopy ow.ly/1wZN30...
17 Apr Arts Writers Tomorrow! Christian Viveros-Fauné's show 'Transformers: New Contemporary Latin American Sculpture by Darío Escobar… twitter.com/...
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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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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David Hammons: Bliz-aard Ball Sale, by Elena Filipovic, is out now from Afterall Books.

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