Niche College Scholarship

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant

May 15, 2025
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

The Arts Writers grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging monetarily 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 may apply.


  • Art Historian, Artist, Curator, Journalist or otherwise strongly engaged with contemporary visual arts
  • US Citizen or Permanend Resident of the US or holder of an O-1 visa
  • Minimum age of 25 years
  • A published author

To be eligible, applicants can be an individual applying applying for a project about contemporary visual art, an art historian, artist, critic, curator, journalist, or a writer in an outside field who is strongly engaged with the contemporary visual arts, or be a published author (specific publication requirements vary for each project type). By "contemporary visual art," we mean visual art made since World War II. Projects on post-WWII work in adjacent fields—architecture, dance, film, media, music, performance, sound, etc.—will only be considered if they directly and significantly engage the discourses and concerns of contemporary visual art. Scholarship Search