With public funding for the arts under fire, some foundations are keen to make a case for the arts as a shared value across the entire population and not a privilege of coastal elites.
While many arts funders support mid-career artists of all stripes, it's relatively rare to come across a prize recognizing older creative writers precisely because they haven't yet published a book.
The Bancroft Prize was established in 1948 and is awarded annually by the trustees of Columbia University .We dig into the $10,000 prize and take a look at this year's winners.
Yet another generous literary prize, recently renamed after New York-based arts patrons, recognizes non-fiction works of American history.
With cost-conscious outlets devoting less space to "serious" art criticism, the niche field of art writing gets a critical boost from the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation.
A grantmaker expands the nominee pool of a major writing award, creating a minor buzz and leveraging subsequent exposure to augment its grantmaking activities.
Armed with a $1 million endowment from the Destina Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts names the recipient of a $40,000 prize honoring artist and poet Dorothea Tanning.
In an era where the nouveau rich and living donors are everywhere, a big bequest for literature to top New York cultural institutions stands out.
Contemporary art's surging popularity has lifted many boats. One unexpected beneficiary? Arts writers, who have an ally in an increasingly generous grants program.
Grant dollars are backing different strategies to curb skyrocketing deaths from drug overdoses. But here's an angle in the opioid fight we haven't seen before: supporting poetry.