Apr 3, 2008

Phase for Book Projects NOW Open

New Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Phase for Book Projects NOW Open
Form available at www.artswriters.org

Deadline for Book LOIs: May 5, 2008
General Application Phase Opens August 4, 2008
Deadline for Applications: September 22, 2008

The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports writing on contemporary visual art through project-based grants issued directly to individual authors. The Arts Writers Grant Program funds in four categories: books; short-form writing; articles; and blogs/new and alternative media projects.

Beginning with its 2008 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant Program is implementing a new Letter of Inquiry (LOI) phase for all book proposals, which will serve as a gateway to the general grant application phase. The addition of the LOI will enable the Arts Writers Grant Program to process a higher volume of book proposals and to consider book projects at an earlier stage of their development.

A streamlined version of the application form, the LOI consists of a project description, a chapter break-down/summary, and a resume. LOIs will only be accepted from writers who meet the program's general eligibility requirements and who have at least ONE of the following:
Have been writing professionally on the contemporary visual arts on a regular basis for at least three years; OR
Have previously published a book with a reputable publisher; OR
Have completed a PhD dissertation.

All writers seeking support for book projects must submit LOIs. The deadline for LOIs is May 5, 2008. LOI authors invited to submit proposals during the general grant application phase will be notified in Mid-July, 2008.

There is no LOI phase for writers seeking support in other categories (articles, short-form writing, and blogs/new and alternative media). Those writers may apply directly to the program during the general application phase.

The online grant application form opens on Aug 4, 2008. Grant applications are due September 22, 2008.

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