In the Press: December 2021

Stay up-to-date with Creative Capital and our awardees! Each month, we compile press highlights about what is happening in our community.

Check out the press coverage on The 2021 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and year-end “best” lists featuring Elissa Washuta’s Creative Capital Project White Magic, Percival Everett’s The Trees, Maggie Nelson’s On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint, and more!

Screenshot of the New York Times's article on Best Dance of 2021,, featuring Sarah Michelson
Sarah Michelson
“Best Dance of 2021”
New York Times
December 1, 2021

Perhaps the most probing, original choreographer of our time, Sarah Michelson creates works that question the field, using her body to challenge ideas of beauty and the status quo.

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Screenshot of ARTnew's coverage of the 2021 Arts Writers Grant announcement
“Warhol Foundation Arts Writer Grants Go to Erica N. Cardwell, C. Ondine Chavoya, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, and More”
December 1, 2021

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant released the list of 20 winners of its 2021 awards, with a total of $695,000 to be distributed among authors of articles, books, and short-form writing. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 each, the grants “support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies.”

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Screenshot of BMmoreArt coverage of the 2021 Arts Writers Grant announcement
“2021 Warhol Writers Grantees Include Baltimore-based Sarah-Neel Smith and DC-based Kriston Capps”
December 1, 2021

Today, the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant announced its 2021 grantees, which include two notable writers from the Baltimore-Washington region. The program supports critical writing about contemporary art each year, and is awarding a total of $695,000 to 20 writers in 2021.

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Screenshot of Artforum's coverage of the 2021 Arts Writers Grant announcement
December 1, 2021

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant has named the twenty writers who are the recipients of its 2021 grants, which total $695,000. The grantees work across three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—and each will receive an award of between $15,000 and $50,000. The grants are administered by Creative Capital.

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Screenshot of the New York Times's article on Raja Feather Kelly's Creative Capital Project, WEDNESDAY
Raja Feather Kelly
“A Choreographer Gives ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ a Makeover”
New York Times
November 30, 2021

The New York Times writes about Raja Feather Kelly’s Creative Capital Project, WEDNESDAY: “Kelly was in college when he saw the 1975 film “Dog Day Afternoon.” At that point, he had a lot of catching up to do. Popular culture — an important element in his work, whether he embraces or eviscerates it — evaded him while he was growing up.”

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Screenshot of Elissa Washuta's White Magic in TIME's 100 Must-Read Books of 2021 list
Elissa Washuta
“White Magic: 100 Must-Read Books of 2021”
November 29, 2021

Elissa Washuta’s Creative Capital Project, White Magic is named one of TIME‘s 100 Must-Read Books of 2021: “Elissa Washuta, a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and a practicing witch, follows up two critically acclaimed memoirs with White Magic, an astute lyrical essay collection about faith and struggle.”
They also listed The Trees by Percival Everett and Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit.

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