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

17 Oct Arts Writers "after a long period of declining health, [Caland] made a wildly inventive, five-decade career out of such gestures…
16 Oct Arts Writers RT @cnqmdi: good afternoon everyone at @ArtinAmerica i wrote about the new art market doc @priceeverything, impasto syndrome and plus ca c…
16 Oct Arts Writers "In anyone else this would be flirtation, but there she is: long hair, low-slung jeans and questioning." Jennifer K…
16 Oct Arts Writers RT @cinemiasma: my catalogue essay for the Kira Muratova programme (written for @berwickfilmfest retro) republished for the @closeupcentre…
16 Oct Arts Writers RT @ArtinAmerica: What is the audience for art criticism now? | Raphael Rubinstein weighs in
15 Oct Arts Writers "Here emerges an artist making serious work from the start, but more than that, you see containers – like Minimalis…

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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