The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Arts Writing Initiative

INDIVIDUALS AND JOURNALS

The Arts Writing Initiative addresses another essential but under-funded area in the arts: criticism and general writing about the visual arts.  The project has two components: grants to writers, which support various types of projects, from books to essays to experimental writing in new media; and grants to non-profit arts publications.  
 

INDIVIDUALS

The Andy Warhol Foundation 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.

The next grant cycle will open for submissions on April 14, 2021. For more information about this program or to apply, please visit the Arts Writers website. To receive schedule updates please join the email list.


JOURNALS


Grants to art publications are no longer offered by the Foundation, except through our regular program grants. See guidelines here. As part of the Warhol Initiative, the Foundation previously offered capacity-building assistance to help invited publications to achieve greater financial stability, increase audiences, and explore new forms of publishing, partnerships and distribution strategies. Publications included in this program are listed below.
 

 

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Art Lies

 
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Art Papers

 
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BOMB Magazine

 
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Brooklyn Rail

 
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Cabinet

 
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East of Borneo

 
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Esopus

 
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Fillip

 
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Nka

 
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Triple Canopy

 
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X-Tra