Asian American Arts Alliance

Grant Opportunity: Arts Writers Grant Program - The Andy Warhol Foundation

Deadline: May 17, 2017

The Arts Writers grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply. 

To access the application form, go to: artswritersgrant.slideroom.com.

We recommend that you read through the Application Guide before filling out the online application. Eligibility requirements and writing sample submission word counts vary for each project type. 

You may only apply for one project per grant cycle. You must choose one project type: Article, Blog, Book, New and Alternative Media, or Short-Form Writing. 

The eloquence and coherence of your answers to the application questions are important. Although these answers are not technically writing samples, they will be considered in the evaluation process, and jurors read them carefully.  

To be eligible for this grant, an arts writer must be

  • an individual;
  • applying for a project about contemporary visual art;
  • an art historian, artist, critic, curator, journalist, or practitioner in an outside field who is strongly engaged with the contemporary visual arts;
  • a U.S. citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or holder of an O-1 visa;
  • at least twenty-five years old;
  • a published author (specific publication requirements vary depending on grant category; see the project-specific eligibility requirements).

 

An arts writer is NOT eligible for this grant if they are

  • applying on behalf of an organization;
  • applying for a project in which their primary involvement will be as an editor;
  • a full-time student in a degree-granting program (with the exception of those students who are simultaneously maintaining professional careers as arts writers);
  • an artist writing an interpretive essay on their own work;
  • an artist whose proposed project does not directly address contemporary visual art (a piece of writing by an artist does not automatically qualify as “arts writing” in this context);
  • applying for a project based on a PhD dissertation or MA thesis;
  • applying to conduct a Q&A interview (or series of Q&A interviews);
  • applying to assemble an archive or database;
  • applying for a project on Andy Warhol;
  • applying for a project that will be published by a commercial gallery;
  • a grantee of the Arts Writers Grant Program;
  • a current employee, consultant, board member, or funder of Creative Capital or the Andy Warhol Foundation, or an immediate family member of such a person.

Learn more about the application process here

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