Arts Writers Grant Program

2020 Arts Writers Grant Application Open
Due May 20 2020

The 2020 application opens April 15
The application deadline is May 20, 11:59 EST

The Arts Writers Grant Program was founded in 2006 to recognize the precarious situation of arts writers, and their indispensable contribution to a vital artistic culture. As the COVID-19 outbreak further threatens the cultural and arts writing landscape, the Arts Writers Grant Program is grateful for the Andy Warhol Foundation’s continued support.

The Arts Writers grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. We also support art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods or experiments with literary styles. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply.

Writers who meet the program’s eligibility requirements are invited to apply in one of the following categories:

Short-Form Writing

For more information and to apply click here.

Due to legal constraints we can only fund U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the United States, and holders of O-1 visas. For guidelines and additional eligibility requirements, please visit our website.

Art Writing Workshop
In partnership with the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA), the Arts Writers Grant Program gives ten applicants the opportunity to strengthen their writing through consultations with leading art critics. For more information, visit our website.

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