2021 Application Checklist

* Required Field

All numbers listed below refer to character count limits (including spaces) for each question.

Note that writing samples have word count limits that vary depending on the category.


  • Slideroom contact information is current*
  • Contact information*
  • Professional Name
  • Date of Birth*
  • Citizenship*
  • Gender
  • Preferred pronoun
  • Ethnicity
  • Student Status


  • Author Biography* (2000 character count) 
  • Your Publication History/Bibliography* (3000)
  • Education* (1000)
  • Employment (1000)
  • Miscellaneous (Please include dissertation information here if applicable.) (1000)


  • Which project type are you applying for?*
  • Project Title* (100)
  • Project Description (Short)* (250)
  • Project Description (Detailed)* (3000)
  • Table of Contents and Chapter Summary (books only) (5000)
  • Contextualize this project in relation to existing writing on the subject.* (2000)
  • Contextualize this project in relation to your own writing.* (2000)
  • Which ideas in contemporary visual art do you presently engage with in your writing?* (2000)
  • If your project focuses on one or more artist(s), please describe your reasons for selecting these particular artist(s). (2000)
  • Project Timeline* (Work Completed to Date / Work Pending / Estimated Completion Date) (1000)
  • Confirmed or Potential Publisher(s) (1000)

Writing Samples

Applicants may submit up to three writing samples. The total of all three writing samples combined should not exceed: Book: 15,000 words; Article: 10,000 words; Short-Form Writing: 5,000 words

  • PDFs: Title*, Description* (1000), Date*,  Publisher (if applicable), Word Count*

Collaborator(s) (if applicable)

  • Contact Information: Name*, Address*, Email*, Date of Birth*, Gender, Ethnicity, Citizenship
  • Explain collaborator’s role in proposed project* (2000)
  • Collaborator Biography* (2000)

Grant Funds

  • Please confirm that you have reviewed FAQ #2 detailing how the grant money can be used.* (We do not need an itemized budget however we need confirmation that you have read and understood how grant funds may be used.) 


The Writing Workshop will not be offered this year.

You are not eligible to apply for an Arts Writers Grant if you applied for a Creative Capital Award this year. If you have received a Creative Capital Award, you cannot apply for an Arts Writers Grant with the same project.