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

16 Aug Arts Writers Now on view at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design @MADmuseum is 'Vera Paints a Scarf,' a comprehensive survey cel…
15 Aug Arts Writers "as it turned out, just walking, in this context, was enough to produce a melancholic effect." Siobhan Burke (…
15 Aug Arts Writers RT @GoldsmithLeo: sad doggo doc LOS REYES is now playing @FilmForumNYC — I enjoyed it and wrote about it here: reverseshot....
15 Aug Arts Writers RT @viet_t_nguyen: The 40th anniversary of #ApocalypseNow is upon us, and I explain why the movie can be a great work of art and racist at…
14 Aug Arts Writers "The unsettling paradox here is that we can indeed love and desire people whom we see in completely racist and sexi…
13 Aug Arts Writers How Long is Never? AWGrantee Shoghig Halajian speaks to K. Wayne Yang about education, the "third university" and i…

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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