Way to go Team MA! Congratulations to the Massachusetts arts writers who received awards from the Arts Writers Grants Program from Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation.
Grants totaling $710,000 to 26 individual writers, including three from Massachusetts, were actually announced last month. We KNOW that’s like eons ago in blog time, but we figured, better late than never.
Malden arts writer (and writing artist) Greg Cook, creator of the The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research blog and the New England Art Awards (formerly the Boston Art Awards), received a grant to continue his blog, an independent and always engaging voice on New England art. Greg, incidentally, was the only arts blogger to make the list, so good on ya, Mr. Cook!
Also receiving support was Amherst writer and curator Christoph Cox, who will write an article about sound installation as artistic practice, and Boston writer Geeta Dayal, who will chart the progress of the use of GPS, mapping, and mobile technologies in art.
In addition to the Arts Writers Grantees, ten applicants to the program were selected to participate in the Art Writing Workshop. This workshop pairs working arts writers with leading art critics, for one-on-one consultations. Among those selected was Kurt Cole Eidsvig (Poetry Fellow ’04), a multi-talented artist who works in literature and painting, as well as arts writing.
On a related note, Kurt’s poetry will appear in an ongoing feature on the online art journal Big RED and Shiny. Check it out.