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

20 Sep Arts Writers "Scratch and sniff could be a form of sensory alliance with Francine’s desultory plight, with melodrama’s empathic…
19 Sep Arts Writers "If Atwood leaves us with a message, it’s not that Aunt Lydia will save us. It’s to watch out for the ways she’s in…
18 Sep Arts Writers RT @AUArtHistory: Distinguished Art Historian Dr. Kellie Jones to speak at 2020 Feminist Art History Conference auarthistory... htt…
18 Sep Arts Writers "she entertains the notion of flood preparation as a social dance: something that draws people together for regular…
17 Sep Arts Writers RT @prettymetals: Chicago friends: I'll be talking with the great #CharlesAtlas this Saturday at #ChicagoEXPO (details below) on the occasi…
17 Sep Arts Writers RT @sio_burke: Well, I went ahead and started a newsletter (and in the spirit of keeping it low-maintanence, chose the most obvious title I…

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.

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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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