AHL- Wolhee Choe Memorial Art Writers Grant 2017

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The AHL-Wolhee Choe Memorial Art Writers Grant was established in memory of the writer Wolhee Choe who was a Professor Emeritus at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering’s Department of Technology, Culture and Society. Choe is the author of Toward an Aesthetic Criticism of Technology and was one of the leading champions of Korean contemporary visual artists since the early1990s introducing myriads of artists of Korean diaspora to U.S. audiences through her numerous books and translations. Some of her books on Korean artists include Selected works of Ucchin Chang and Lyric Brush: Wonsook Kim, Works 1972-2002. Choe’s translations include Korean poetry: Songs of the Kisaeng, Day-shine: Selected Poems by Chong Hyun-jong, Windflower: Poems by Moon Chung-hee and Hwang Jini & Other Courtesan Poets from the Last Korean Dynasty.


The AHL-Wolhee Choe Memorial Art Writers Grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art, particularly related to artists of Korean heritage. A project grant of $3,000 will be awarded to art writers who have an upcoming project slated for publication before November 2018. The goal of the grant program is to support the publication of new writings related to the contemporary art of Korean diaspora by enabling recipients to set aside time to write, research or travel.

Applications are reviewed for artistic excellence along with past achievements. We are seeking intellectually rigorous writing that will contribute to the field of contemporary art and the study of Korean contemporary artists. For more information please visit www.ahlfoundation.org or email info@ahlfoundation.org.


Please email all required application material to applications@ahlfoundation.org by May 15, 2017.


Eligibility and Publishing Requirements

  • Applicant must be a published writer.
  • Writing project must be about visual artists of Korean heritage or touch upon aspects of contemporary art of the Korean diaspora.
  • Writing projects may include art criticism, scholarly articles or essays.
  • Grant funded writing projects must be published by reputable and broadly read publications during the 1-year grant period starting November 2017.

Application Requirements

  1. Project Proposal
  • Please include a brief description of your upcoming writing project.
  • Rough timeline for project completion.
  • Possible places for publication based on current and previous relationships with potential publishers.
  1. Two writing samples of previously published writing.
  • You may submit full text or excerpt from a longer text no longer than 1000 words each.
  1. Curriculum Vitae



Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does “published” writer mean print and online, or print only?

Published writing can include art criticism, articles and scholarly essays published by third-party publications including print and online magazines, journals, and newspapers.

  • Is the one-year publication deadline for the grant funded writing project a firm deadline?

Yes, the grant supported writing project must be published before November 2018 or have a FIRM commitment from an established publisher by the end of the grant period.

  • Can an online blog be considered an acceptable publication outlet?

Writing projects must be published by reputable and broadly read print or online third-party publications (magazines, journals, and newspapers, etc.) that include other authors. A personal blog will not be an acceptable media outlet.