Grant—Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop

The Art Writing Workshop is a partnership between The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA). This program pairs ten emerging art writers with eminent voices in the field, facilitating deep critical engagement with art in regions across the US.

Over the course of a six-month period, from January to June, the workshop participants will explore conversations, ideas, thinking, writing, style, and voice that are crucial to the future of criticism.

The possibility of participating in the Art Writing Workshop is available to all eligible applicants to The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant who are not selected to advance to the final panel review phase of the grant selection process.

Applicants can indicate their interest in being considered for the Art Writing Workshop by checking the relevant box on the online application form and stating their goals for the workshop experience. By checking this box, applicants agree to allow their applications and writing samples to be reviewed by the AICA senior critics who are participating in the Art Writing Workshop. Workshop participants will be selected by the application evaluators, the workshop director, and the critics with whom they will be working.

Expressing an interest in the Art Writing Workshop in no way reduces—or enhances—an applicant’s chances of being chosen to advance to the final panel review phase of the selection process or of receiving an Arts Writers grant.

Art Writing Workshop Program Director

Awarded the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her criticism, Jennifer Kabat’s essays have appeared in Best American Essays, Granta, Harper’s, BOMB, Frieze, McSweeney’s, The New York Review of Books, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer and The White Review. Together with Kate Newby, she collaborated on “The January February March” to explore specific sites and recently worked with the artist Marlene McCarty on a project in Buffalo, NY exploring capitalism and modernism and invasive weeds. Her essay for that project, “The White Deer,” was excerpted by Chris Kraus in a recent issue of An/Other magazine. She has contributed to artists’ monographs and catalogues for the Victoria & Albert Museum, Whitney Museum and others. Her writing has been included in exhibitions at Arnolfini and Index in Stockholm. Jennifer teaches at the New School and in the Art Writing MFA at SVA and is working on a book about grief and modernism. She lives in rural upstate New York where she serves as a volunteer firefighter.

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