Warhol Foundation Grants and NEA Writer Fellowships go to Texas Artists, Writers and Museums


January always sees a slew of grant announcements.

The National Endowment for the Arts already announced its Art Works grantees on Jan. 13.

Related: NEA Awards $1.2 Million to Texas Arts Organizations

Now, the NEA has announced the latest recipients of its Creative Writing (Prose) Fellowships. Two Texas writers received the $25,000 grant — Greg Marshall and Karen Olsson, both of Austin.

Also, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts today announced its awards $3.9 million to 46 arts organizations from 19 different states.

In Texas, the Warhol grantees are:

  • Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin
    $75,000 for the upcoming exhibition “Social Fabric: Art and Activism in Contemporary Brazil”
  • Rubin Center at the University of Texas at El Paso
    $100,000 for two years of program support
  • Blaffer Art Museum, Univ. of Houston
    $100,000 for two years of program support

Finally, Austin dancemaker Allison Orr of Forklift Danceworkhas been awarded a residency at the MacDowell Foundation where she will work on a book project about her artistic practice.



Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is an arts and culture journalist who has covered visual art, performance, film, literature, architecture, and just about any combination thereof. She was the staff arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman for 17 years. Her commendations include the First Place Arts & Culture Criticism Award from the Society for Features Journalism. Additionally, Jeanne Claire has been awarded professional fellowships at USC’s Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and NEA/Columbia University Arts Journalism Institute. In 2022, she was awarded the Rabkin Prize in visual art journalism. Jeanne Claire founded and led Sightlines, a non-profit online arts and culture magazine that reached an annual readership of 600,000. And for two years, she taught arts journalism at the University of Texas College of Fine Arts. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Architecture magazine, Dwell, the Review of Contemporary Fiction, Art Papers, and ICON design magazine, among other publications.

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