The College Art Association is inviting applications for the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant.
Through the program, awards will be granted in support of book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy.
For the purposes of this program, “American art” is defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. High scholarly and intellectual merit is the sine qua non for an award; however, the association is also attentive to the following criteria: topics with a naturally small market or unusually high expenses; works by disadvantaged scholars, including those at the earlier stages of a career, or by younger scholars or curators; or issued by smaller museums; or by or about underserved constituencies; books that break new ground, contribute new scholarship, or publish important primary-source material; and beautiful books that increase the audience for American art. Museum exhibition or collection catalogues containing substantial scholarship are eligible.
Applications must be made by publishers, not authors. Self-published manuscripts are not eligible.
Applicants must be an institutional member of CAA. University presses can be eligible under the university’s CAA membership. Awards are open to publishers of all nations, and authors need not live or work in the United States. Commercial, university, and museum presses are all eligible.
See the College Art Association website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of past grant recipients.