The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through grants in the following categories: Article, Blog, Book, New and Alternative Media, and Short-Form Writing. Grants range from $15,000 to $50,000.

Designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent, and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing, the Arts Writers Grant Program aims to strengthen the field as a whole and to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts. For additional eligibility requirements see our guidelines.

Art Writing Workshop
In partnership with the International Association of Art Critics/USA Section, the Arts Writers Grant Program offers ten select applicants consultations with leading art critics. For more information click here.

Program Announcements

  • April 21:  Application opens
    May 21:  Application closes
    Oct 1:  Finalists notified
    Dec 1:  Grantees announced

Grantee Updates

  • Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice, by KRISTA THOMPSON, is out now from Duke University Press. More information.

  • Topless Cellist: The Improbable Life of Charlotte Moorman, by JOAN ROTHFUSS, is out now from MIT Press. More information.

  • DANIEL TEMKIN blogs about esoteric programming languages and art at Esoteric.Codes

  • CHRISTOPHER HOWARD blogs about lectures and talks about art at In Terms Of

  • SILVIA KOLBOWSKI blogs from the perspective of a working artist at Another platform for art

  • LEE ROSENBAUM blogs about art, museums, and cultural issues at CultureGrrl

  • Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the Site of Blackness in Multicutural America, by HUEY COPELAND, is out now from the University of Chicago Press. More information.