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DECEMBER 3, 2012 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program Announces 2012 Grants

 THE ARTS WRITERS GRANT PROGRAM IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RECIPIENTS OF ITS 2012 GRANT

Designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent, and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing, the Arts Writers Grant Program aims to strengthen the field as a whole and to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts.

In its 2012 cycle, the program has awarded a total of $623,500 to twenty-one writers. Ranging from $8,000 to $50,000 in four categories—articles, blogs, books and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs. 

Articles
Jennifer Krasinski, A Rain Check to Oblivion: A Dispatch from the Jill Johnston Archive 
(Los Angeles)
Daniel R. Quiles, Counterpublic Access: "The Live! Show" and "TV Party," 1978-1984(Chicago)
Rebekah Rutkoff, Lillian Schwartz: Light Pen/Paintbrush (Brooklyn) 

Blogs
Caryn Coleman, The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Brooklyn)
Farrah Karapetian, Housing Projects (Los Angeles)
Meg Onli, Black Visual Archive (Chicago)
Harbeer Sandhu, Critical Condition (Houston) 

Books
Negar Azimi, The Shahbanou and the Iranian Avant-Garde (New York)
Eva Díaz, The Fuller Effect: Contemporary Art and the Critique of Total Design (Brooklyn)
Jennifer Doyle, The Athletic Turn: Contemporary Art and the Sport Spectacle (Los Angeles)
Elena Filipovic, David Hammons’s Bliz-aard Ball Sale (Brussels) 
Ara H. Merjian, Pier Paolo Pasolini and the Politics of Art History: Heretical Aesthetics 
(New York)
Alan W. Moore, Art Squats (Madrid)
Zabet Patterson, Visionary Machines: USCO, Techno-Utopia and Technocracy (Brooklyn) 
Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Photography in the Age of Catastrophe (San Francisco)
Michael Taussig, Twilight of the Idols (New York)
Stephen Zacks, A Beautiful Ruin: The Generation that Transformed New York, 1967-1985 (Brooklyn)

Short-Form Writing 
Quinn Latimer, Basel, Switzerland
David Rimanelli, New York
Patricia Tumang, Quezon City, Philippines
Harry J. Weil, Brooklyn

Art Writing Workshop
The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to continue its partnership with the International Art Critics Association/USA Section (AICA/USA), designed to give practicing writers the opportunity to strengthen their work through one-on-one consultations with leading art critics. For a list of 2012 Art Writing Workshop recipients,click here.