Overview

AICA’s year-round programming supports, celebrates, and promotes individuals and institutions demonstrating excellence in art criticism. We organize lectures and panels and host regional conferences and symposia. One of our best-known events, the AICA Awards Ceremony, is a springtime event that honors excellence in the visual arts. Two of our most important ongoing programs engage accomplished art critics to act as mentors for young critics working to establish themselves as critics.

Distinguished Critic Lecturers

Every fall, in cooperation with the New School, we present a Distinguished Critic Lecture. Past lecturers have included:

 

Young Art Critics Mentoring Program

The Young Art Critic's Mentoring Program is a partnership between AICA-USA and CUE Art Foundation. This mentoring program matches emerging critics with AICA-USA members who guide them through the writing of a catalogue essay. This essay is then inserted into catalogues published by CUE for their exhibitions. This is a natural match, as the artists presented at CUE are themselves emerging or under-known artists who have been selected by curators chosen by CUE.

 

Art Writing Workshop

The Art Writing Workshop is a partnership between AICA-USA and the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program designed to give practicing writers the opportunity to strengthen their work through one-on-one consultations with leading art critics. Each year, ten applicants are selected to the Arts Writers Grant Program to participate in workshops. Each selected writer is paired with a senior AICA critic who serves as the workshop leader.

Headquartered in New York, AICA-USA's membership comprises over 400 critics, curators, scholars, and art historians working throughout the United States.

AICA PARTNERS WITH CREATIVE CAPITAL | ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION ARTS WRITERS GRANT PROGRAM

FOUNDED IN 1989 AT THE INITIATIVE OF AICA

AICA PARTNERS WITH THE CUE ART FOUNDATION