the brutal work of rejection


The artist Christine Wong Yap, on her R+D blog, has been performing a valuable public service to artists by tracking the precise odds of winning various kinds of art competitions, including grants, fellowships, residencies, awards, and festival entries. She has…

a numbers game


Sound familiar? Artists and writers applying for grants nowadays get used to seeing those kinds of sentences in their rejection letters. Here are some more: We received over 700 applications and were only able to fund 28 of them. We…