Opportunities for Arts Writers in October/November

The Clark Art Institute
Research and Academic Program Fellowship - Deadline: October 15
Fellowships are awarded every year to established and promising scholars with the aim of fostering a critical commitment to inquiry in the theory, history, and interpretation of art and visual culture. Scholars may propose topics that relate to the visual arts, their history, practice, theory, or interpretation. All fellowships are intended to nurture a variety of disciplinary approaches and support new voices in art history.

Art Omi
Art Omi: Writers Residency - Deadline October 15
Art Omi: Writers hosts authors and translators from around the world for residencies throughout the spring and fall. The program’s strong international emphasis provides exposure for global literary voices and reflects the spirit of cultural exchange that is essential to Art Omi’s mission. Art Omi: Writers welcomes published writers and translators of every type of literature. All text-based projects -- fiction, nonfiction, theater, film, poetry, etc.—are eligible.

Harry Ransom Center
Ransom Center Fellowship - Deadline: November 1
The Ransom Center is thrilled to be awarding up to 60 research fellowships for its 2024-2025 program, including 10 dissertation fellowships. The fellowship projects must require substantial on-site use of the Center's collections, which support exploration of all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Research Fellowship
- Deadline: November 1
For more than fifty years, the Smithsonian American Art Museum's (SAAM) fellowship program has provided graduate students and postdoctoral scholars of U.S. art and visual culture with financial aid, unparalleled research resources, and a world-class network of colleagues.

Pen America
Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers - Deadline: November 1
The PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers recognizes 12 emerging writers each year for their debut short story published in a literary magazine, journal, or cultural website, and aims to support the launch of their careers as fiction writers. The 12 winning stories are selected by a committee of three judges who are well-respected experts in the art of the short story. The winning writers each receive a $2,000 cash prize and will be published by Catapult in their annual anthology, Best Debut Short Stories: The PEN America Dau Prize.

College Art Association of America
Professional Development Fellowship in Art History
- Deadline: November 15
This program awards $10,000 in unrestricted grants, one-year CAA membership, and complimentary Annual Conference registration to a promising practitioner (artist, designer, craftsperson) and to an art, architecture, or design historian, curator, or critic.

Women's Studio Workshop
Research Publication Residency Grant - Deadline: November 15
The Research Publication Residency Grant is a 6-8 week residency designed for individuals to work onsite in the WSW Archives and Reading Room on the completion of research titles that expand upon topics central to WSW’s core mission and history, including but not limited to: women in the arts & education, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, and independent publishing.

AICA supports art writers around the world through public programs and membership that includes free access to museums across the globe. Since its formation in 1950, AICA has been committed to elevating the values of art criticism as a discipline, and acting on behalf of the physical and moral defense of works of art.
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About AICA

AICA supports arts writers around the world through public programs and membership that offers free access to museums across the globe. AICA-USA represents the largest national section of AICA International with over 450 distinguished critics, curators, scholars, and art historians working throughout the United States. As part of the international organization, we benefit from a global reach in presence. AICA-USA is intent on international communication, elevating the values of art criticism as a discipline, and acting on behalf of the physical and moral defense of works of art.

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Membership Benefits

AICA's membership card is recognized for entrance to museums around the world. Members are invited to attend the annual AICA International Congress, hosted each year by a different member nation, and the AICA-USA annual meeting.

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Featured Programs

Every fall, in cooperation with the New School's Vera List Center for Art and Politics, AICA-USA presents a Distinguished Critic Lecture.

Organized in collaboration with CUE Art Foundation, this program matches emerging critics with experienced AICA-USA members who guide them through the process of writing a catalogue essay.

A partnership between The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and AICA-USA that gives art writers the opportunity to strengthen their work through one-on-one consultations with leading art critics.

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