The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014 grants. Designed to support writing about contemporary art, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing, the program aims to strengthen the field as a whole and to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts.

In its 2014 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant Program has awarded a total of $600,000 to twenty writers. Ranging from $6,000 to $50,000 in four categories—articles, blogs, books and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs.

Elissa Auther, Senga Nengudi: The Performing Body (Denver, CO)
Andrea K. Scott, No Picnic: The Rematerialization of Digital Art (New York, NY)
Aliza Shvarts, Unseen Acts: The Material Force of Nothing (Brooklyn, NY)

Kate Palmer Albers, Project K: Photography and Art in the Age of Social Media (Los Angeles, CA)
Christopher Howard, In Terms Of (Brooklyn, NY)
Silvia Kolbowski, Another platform for art (New York, NY)
Lee Rosenbaum, CultureGrrl (Fort Lee, NJ)
Daniel Temkin, esoteric.codes (Astoria, NY)

Erin Aldana, Xerox Art in Brazil and Argentina, 1970-1980 (San Diego, CA)
Svetlana Boym, Off Modern (Cambridge, MA)
Kaira M. Cabañas, Expressive Restraint: Modern Art and Madness in Brazil and Beyond (Rio de Janiero, Brazil)
Suzanne Hudson, Better for the Making: Art, Therapy, Process (Santa Monica, CA)
Sharon Irish, Stephen Willats in the Yew Kay (Urbana, IL)
Janet Koplos, The Loyal Opposition: The Life and Times of Chicago’s Controversial New Art Examiner (St. Paul, MN)
Rachael Rakes and Leo Goldsmith, Media Metahistory: The Radical Art and Ideas of Peter Watkins (Brooklyn, NY)
Andrew Wasserman, Bang! We’re All Dead! The Places of Nuclear Fear in 1980s America (Ruston, LA)

Short-Form Writing
Johanna Fateman (New York, NY)
Corrine Fitzpatrick (Brooklyn, NY)
Maurice Berger (New York, NY)
James Trainor (New York, NY)

Art Writing Workshop
The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to continue its partnership with the International Art Critics Association/USA Section, to give practicing writers the opportunity to strengthen their work through one-on-one consultations with leading art critics. For a list of 2014 Art Writing Workshop recipients, click here.

Program Announcements

  • Press Release
    Download the 2014 Grantee Announcement

  • The 2015 Grant Application will open April 21.

Grantee Updates

  • T.J. DEMOS‘s The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary during Global Crisis won the 2014 Frank Jewett Mather Award from the College Art Association. More information

  • Bruce Nauman: The True Artist, by PETER PLAGENS, is out now on Phaidon. More Information.

  • ED FUENTES blogs about murals in Las Vegas at Paint This Desert.

  • Undermining, by LUCY LIPPARD, is out now from The New Press. More Information.

  • SHARON BUTLER blogs about painting at Two Coats of Paint.

  • ANDREW HORWITZ blogs about object-oriented aesthetics at Ephemeral Objects.

  • The Artist’s House, by KIRSTY BELL, is out now from Sternberg Press. More Information.
  • Earth Sound Earth Signal, by DOUGLAS KAHN, is out on University of California Press. More Information.
  • HARBEER SANDHU blogs about art in Houston at Texphrastic.
  • No Medium, by CRAIG DWORKIN, is out on MIT Press. More Information.
  • 60 wrd/min art critic, by LORI WAXMAN, is out on One Star Press. More Information.
  • What Was Contemporary Art?,
    by RICHARD MEYER, is out on MIT Press. More Information.
  • MEG ONLI blogs about contemporary black visual culture at Black Visual Archive.