CAA offers two publishing grant opportunities this fall in support of new books in art history, visual studies, and related subjects through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant. To be eligible for either grant, the manuscript must already have been accepted by a publisher on its merits but requires a subsidy to be produced in its most desirable form.
The Wyeth grant applies to books on the history of American art, here defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico prior to 1970. There are no geographic or chronological limitations for books eligible for Meiss awards. The publisher, rather than the author, must submit the application to one or both funds, though only one award can be given per title. Both programs have a deadline of October 1, 2011. CAA will announce the recipients of the Meiss and Wyeth grants in late November 2011 or early December 2011.
Millard Meiss Publication Fund
For specialists of Dutch and Flemish art the Millard Meiss fund might apply. Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art 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. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these publishing grants in 1975.
Books eligible for a Meiss grant must currently be under contract with a publisher and be on a subject in the arts or art history. Although only publishers may submit an application, authors must be current CAA members. The deadlines for the receipt of applications are April 1 and October 1 of each year. Please review the Application Guidelines and the Application Process, Schedule, and Checklist for complete instructions.