Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation ARTS WRITERS GRANT PROGRAM Application Procedures Announced

From the website:

“The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant is a three-year pilot program designed to support writers whose work addresses 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.

In its first year, the Arts Writers Grant Program issued awards for books, articles, and experiments in new and alternative media. This round, it introduces a new grant category for short-form writing (texts of 1,000 words or less). In addition, the program seeks an increased engagement in the coming grant round with article-based projects and with art of the current moment. Of particular interest are articles that identify and explore pressing issues in the contemporary visual arts. Also of interest are texts that illuminate the value contemporary art holds for all viewers through its ability to complicate and enrich our understanding of our world and ourselves and to offer a space of freedom from and critical engagement with prevailing norms.

Through all its grants, regardless of topic or category type, the Arts Writers Grant Program 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 serves rather to pose questions and to 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 contexts
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
The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant is spearheaded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its broader Arts Writing Initiative and administered by Creative Capital.

The Arts Writers Grant Program is spearheaded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its broader Arts Writing Initiative and administered by Creative Capital. Grants are awarded on an annual basis in amounts ranging from $3,000 to $50,000.

For complete grant guidelines, click here.

2007 GRANT CALENDAR

Application Posted: Online (only): 10:00 a.m. EST, Monday, August 6, 2007
Application Deadline: Online (only): 4:59 p.m. EST, Wednesday, September 12, 2007
(transmittal times will appear on electronic applications)
Notification of application advancing to final review: December 1, 2007
Announcement of grants: Late February 2008

For information on the 2006 grantees click here.

Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization that supports artists pursuing innovative approaches to form and content in the media, performing and visual arts, and in emerging fields.

If you would like to receive automatic updates on the Arts Writers Grant Program, click here to join Creative Capital’s e-mail list.”

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