Guidelines

  • GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

    We have an open-submission application process; all writers who meet the eligibility requirements can apply. Please read both the general and the project-specific eligibility requirements.

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

    • an individual;
    • 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 “information by project type” section on the application page). Please note that work published in college newspapers and undergraduate student-run publications will not be considered toward this requirement
  • An arts writer is NOT eligible for this grant if he or she is

    • applying on behalf of an organization;
    • applying for a project in which his or her 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 his or her 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 to write a series of articles;
    • 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 Warhol Foundation, or an immediate family member of such a person.