We have an open application process; all arts writer if you can who meet the eligibility requirements can apply.
The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writer Grant supports emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—the grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. The program also supports art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods and experiments with literary styles. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply.
The general eligibility requirements are listed below.
For eligibility requirements and writing sample instructions for each project type, click here.
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 a writer 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 (if your application advances to the final round, you will need to submit current documentation).
- at least twenty-five years old by Oct 1 in the application year.
- a published author (specific publication requirements vary depending on grant category; see the project-specific eligibility requirements).
By “contemporary visual art,” we mean visual art made since World War II. Projects on post-WWII work in adjacent fields—architecture, dance, film, media, music, performance, sound, etc.—will only be considered if they directly and significantly engage the discourses and concerns of contemporary visual art.
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, writer, or curator writing an interpretive essay on their own practice.
- applying for a project that is primarily fiction, poetry (including ekphrasis), or memoir.
- 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.
- applying for a Creative Capital Award for any project in the same grant year (including as a collaborator).
- applying with the same project for which they have received a Creative Capital Award (including as a collaborator);
- a grantee of The Andy Warhol Foundation Ars Writers Grant.
- 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.
The 2023 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Application is now open. The application deadline is May 17, 11:59pm ET.
We recommend that you read through the Application Guide, available for download on the right-hand sidebar, before filling out the online application.
To view the application questions click here.
All applications must be submitted using SlideRoom. To begin the application click here.
If you have applied for an Arts Writer Grant before, you can login to your SlideRoom account here to apply for the 2023 grant and to view previous submissions.