[artinfo] Arts Writers Grant Program

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The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation

Arts Writers Grant Program

Apply Online: August 14, 2006

Deadline: September 18, 2006

http://www.artswriters.org> http://www.artswriters.org

Initiated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the 
Visual Arts and administered by Creative Capital, 
The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation 
Arts Writers Grant is a three-year pilot program 
designed to support critical writing on 
contemporary visual art through project-based 
grants issued directly to individual authors. The 
first program of its type, it was founded in 
recognition of both the financially precarious 
situation of arts writers and their indispensable 
contribution to a vital artistic culture. Through 
awards for books, articles, and work in new and 
alternative media, The Creative Capital | Andy 
Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant aims to 
honor and encourage:

• Writing about art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent, and precise

• Writing about art in which a keen engagement 
with the present is infused with an appreciation 
of the historical

• Writing about art that is neither afraid to 
take a stand, nor content to deliver 
authoritative pronouncements, but seeks rather to 
pose questions and generate new possibilities for 
thinking, seeing, and making

• Writing about art that is sensitive to both the 
importance and difficulty of situating aesthetic 
objects within their broader social and political 

• Writing about art that does not dilute or 
sidestep complex ideas but renders accessible 
their meaning and value

• Writing about art that challenges creatively 
the limits of existing conventions, without 
valorizing novelty as an end in itself

Approximately twenty grants will be awarded per 
annual cycle, ranging from $3,000–$50,000. Art 
historians, artists, critics, curators, 
journalists, and practitioners from other fields 
that engage contemporary visual art and culture 
are welcome to apply. [We regret that due to 
legal constraints, we are only able to accept 
applications from U.S. citizens, permanent 
residents of the United States, and holders of 
0-1 visas.]

The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation 
Arts Writers Grant will open for online 
submissions on August 14, 2006. The deadline for 
grant applications is September 18, 2006.

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