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

14 Nov Arts Writers "I chuckled as I read his equations, mining my memories of calculus to decode some of his goofball calculations." G…
13 Nov Arts Writers Saloni Mathur's book on the work of New Delhi-based critic/curator Geeta Kapur and multimedia artist Vivan Sundaram…
13 Nov Arts Writers RT @VersoBooks: We produce information all the time, but we don’t own or control it. Is this Capitalism as we know it, or something worse?…
13 Nov Arts Writers "As demanding as her work can be to look at, much less understand, Harrison does offer an out. She’s found a way to…
11 Nov Arts Writers "Doha is the kind of place that makes you run out of admiring adjectives for its buildings, and possibly even belie…
08 Nov Arts Writers Tuesday 11/12 in NYC! Courtney J. Martin will deliver the thirteenth annual AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lecture…

Georgia is a collaborative blog project by Suzy Halajian, Shoghig Halajian, Anthony Carfello devoted to the critical potential of artistic practice.

—More information

A Fragile Inerhitance: Radical Stakes in Contemporary Art, by Saloni Mathur, is now out on Duke University Press.

—More information

Walls of Prophesy and Protest: William Walker and the Roots of a Revolutionary Public Movement, by Jeff Huebner, is now out on Northwestern University Press.

—More information

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.

—More information