The Article category supports essays, magazine features, and extended exhibition reviews. Catalogue essays will be considered, except for exhibitions held at commercial galleries. Articles may be published in print or online and may range from approximately ten to fifty manuscript pages. A confirmed publisher for a proposed article is not a prerequisite for application. Article grants are $15,000 each.

Eligibility Requirements

Article grant applicants must have published a minimum of ONE of the following:

  • two articles about contemporary visual art of at least 2,000 words each;
  • seven exhibition reviews of at least 500 words each.

Please refer to the guidelines for general eligibility requirements.

Writing Sample Submissions

Article applicants may submit up to three writing samples totaling no more than 10,000 words.

Article FAQs

Can I apply for an Article grant if I want to write an exhibition catalogue essay? Articles written for catalogues published by a museum or nonprofit institutions are eligible. However, articles written for exhibition catalogues published by commercial galleries are ineligible. 

Can I apply to write a series of articles? No. We do not accept applications for article series. You may only apply to write a single text. If you want to write a series of articles, you should apply in the Short-Form Writing category.