December 1, 2009 - Creative Capital - 2009 Grants
December 1, 2009

2009 Grants

Announces 2009 Grants

The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2009 grant cycle.

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 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 2009 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant Program has awarded a total of 710,000 USD to twenty-six individual writers. These grants range from 5,000 USD to 50,000 USD in five categories—articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing—and support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences.

Representing a range of genres from scholarly studies to self-published blogs, the twenty-six selected projects, listed below within categories, are united by their dual commitment to the craft of writing and the advancement of critical discourse on contemporary visual art.


Christoph Cox, Conceptual Art and the Sonic Turn; Amherst, MA

Jen Graves, Regrade: Rediscovering Seattle’s Artificial Roots; Seattle, WA

Chris Kraus, Tiny Creatures; Los Angeles, CA

Fionn Meade, Loose Ends: The Mimetic Faculty & Narrative in Contemporary Film and Video; Brooklyn, NY

Judith Rodenbeck, Once More With Feeling New York, NY


Greg Cook, The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research; Malden, MA

Gene McHugh Post-Internet; Brooklyn, NY

Mira Schor, A Year of Positive Thinking; New York, NY


Bill Anthes, Hock E Aye Vi: Edgar Heap of Birds; Los Angeles, CA

Huey Copeland, Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the Radical Imagination; Chicago, IL

Craig Dworkin, There Is No Medium; Salt Lake City, UT

Lisa Farrington, Emma Amos: Art as Legacy; New York, NY

Martin Friedman, Artist Stories; New York, NY

Ed Halter, New Experimental Cinema in America, 1990–now [working title]; Brooklyn, NY

Pamela Lee, Think Tank Aesthetics: Mid-Century Modernism, the Social Sciences, and the Rise of “Visual Culture”; San Francisco, CA

Barbara Moore, Observing the Avant-Garde: Peter Moore & The Photography of Performance; New York, NY

John Yau, Martin Puryear; New York, NY

New and Alternative Media
Geeta Dayal, Locative Art and Urban Space: Mapping an Emerging Field; Boston, MA

Short-Form Writing

Amy Bernstein, Portland, OR

Janet Estep, Minneapolis, MN

Jeffrey Kastner, Brooklyn, NY

Kelly Klaasmeyer, Houston, TX

Morgan Meis, Brooklyn, NY

John Motley, Portland, OR

Cameron Shaw, Brooklyn, NY

Christian Viveros-Faune, Brooklyn, NY

Art Writing Workshop
The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to announce a new 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 more information see For a list of 2009 Art Writing Workshop Recipients see

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