OVERVIEW

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome (AAR) honors exceptional curatorial vision and helps curators advance deserving projects in any field or genre. The rich content of libraries and archives in Rome are a portal to conducting work on myriad Italian topics from all arts disciplines and time periods. The purpose of this fellowship is to provide essential funding for curators to develop projects that require research in Italy. Only one curator is awarded per year.

While the AAR is the physical base for the month, the project may be on any subject or focused on any field of study. It is not limited to research of Rome-focused scholarship only, meaning the research need not be Rome-specific. Day trips or an occasional over-night trip to other cities are permissible given the proximity of so many places to Rome by train: Florence, Milan, Naples, etc., as well as smaller places that might have artworks or documents key to a specific project.


PROGRAM COMPONENTS

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellowship is a 4-week appointment at the AAR, which includes housing with a private bath, six lunches and five dinners per week, and access to residence hall kitchens. It also includes $1,500 in funding for airfare; and a $2,000 stipend. 

Affiliated Fellows have access to all AAR facilities (including 24-hour a day / 7-days a week access to the library and overall grounds), and all activities that occur at the Academy, such as concerts, exhibitions, conferences, lectures, and tours, etc. If desired, the Fellow may also schedule to give a talk about their project at the AAR during the Fellowship. 

The curator and their institution (if applicable) that are awarded the Affiliated Fellowship agree to: 

  • Acknowledge the Fellowship’s support in publicity materials and news releases related to the project;
  • Submit a final written report to AAMC within 3 to 5 weeks of Fellowship summarizing the goals, activities, expenses, and results of the support; and 
  • Complete any other materials required by AAMC Foundation or AAR.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants do not need to be AAMC members at the time that they submit an application but they must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Affiliated Fellow. As such, all applicants must be art curators at non-profit organizations, with direct responsibility for works of art. In addition, curators and others that work a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations will be considered. Please note that curators working in four wall collecting and non-collecting, community based, and non-four wall organizations, at any location in the globe are eligible. (If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership.) Only curators can be awarded the Fellowship.
  • Research may be exhibition-related or for written scholarly work, but should not be in conjunction with completing a dissertation.
  • Any field of research is permissible, as long as it is clear that research done physically in Italy is required, and that being in Rome will advance the project.
  • Applicants are required to list preferred period of residency, indicating a first and second choice, that falls between Fall 2019 - Spring 2020.
  • Priority will be given to those working without access to funds to support research travel.


DEADLINE

Applications for the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome open on Tuesday, December 4, 2019 and the final deadline for submitting and application is 12pm ET on Thursday, January 24, 2018. 

Please ensure you fill out all of the required questions below, which are indicated with a red asterisk. No additional materials will be accepted or reviewed in consideration of this Fellowship. Please do not send catalogues or volumes of press materials. An incomplete or late submission will result in the application not being reviewed by the jurors. There are no exceptions to this rule. 


ABOUT THE AAMC & AAMC FOUNDATION

Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) has over 1,300 members from over 400 institutions around the globe. In the ever-changing visual art community, AAMC & AAMC Foundation are the voice for all art curators working in the non-profit sector—regardless of field, experience level, and institutional affiliation type.  We ensure that the curatorial perspective on art, museums, and educational issues are actively communicated to the public, media, and museum profession.  For more information, visit artcurators.org.


ABOUT THE SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION

The mission of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation (est. 1929) is to sustain and carry out the original vision of founder, Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955). The Kress Foundation supports the work of individuals and institutions engaged with appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of the history of European art and architecture from antiquity to the dawn of the modern era.


ABOUT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME 

Founded in 1894, the American Academy in Rome is a leading international center for independent studies and advanced research in the arts and humanities. Each year, following a national juried competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to approximately 30 Americans working in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern, and Modern Italian Studies, and Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Literature, Musical Composition, and Visual Arts. The annual application deadline for the Rome Prize is November 1. To learn more, please visit: www.aarome.org.

OVERVIEW

Each year the AAMC is honored to award Conference Travel Fellowships for curators to attend our Annual Conference and Meeting. Since 2010 alone, over 200 individual Curatorial Travel Fellowships have been awarded. This year we are proud to offer two opportunities the Conference Travel Fellowship for Junior Curators the Art Fund & AAMC Conference Travel Fellowship for UK-based curators. Please note, each fellowship has its own application, so do ensure you are applying in the correct category. Click here to return to the AAMC Application Main Page.


CONFERENCE TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP FOR JUNIOR CURATORS

To be eligible for a Conference Travel Fellowship for Junior Curators, made possible through funding from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, applicants must self-identify as “junior curators,” defined as having less than 10 years of experience working at non-profit organizations, regardless of geographic location, with direct responsibility for works of art. Applications from curators without access travel funding or professional development support are particularly encouraged to apply. Multiple curators from one museum are eligible. A total of ten junior curators will be awarded fellowships in 2019.


FELLOWSHIP COMPONENTS

At the time of application, Fellows must be able to commit to attending the AAMC & AAMC Foundation’s Annual Conference & Meeting, from May 4-7, 2019 in New York City. For information about the 2019 Conference, including a full schedule, hotel blocks, flight discount information, and registration, click here

Conference Travel Fellowship for Junior Curators benefits include: 

  • Fellowship Award ($800) to be used towards Conference registration and event fees, travel (airfare, train, etc), accommodations, and per diems. While AAMC will be on hand to assist, fellows are responsible for independently registering for Conference activities, and are expected to pay all fees associated with that registration directly. Fellowship awarded funding can be used for these fees.
  • One invitation to join the 2019 AAMC & AAMC Foundation Program Alumni Reception, a networking event allowing Fellows to connect with others engaged in professional development and with AAMC, as well as current and past AAMC Board and Committee members. It is currently slated for Sunday, May 5, 2019 while the Conference is in session.
  • Complimentary 1-year AAMC membership, giving full access to all our professional development activities, interactive website which includes professional resources, our salary survey, and a member forum and directory. 

All fellows are expected to submit a final report, and Program evaluation survey. Follow-up and commitments beyond the Program would continue through personal invitations to future Annual Program Alumni Receptions.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants must be art curators at non-profit organizations, with direct responsibility for works of art. In addition, curators and others that work a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations will be considered. Please note that curators working in four wall collecting and non-collecting, community based, and non-four wall organizations, at any location in the globe are eligible.
  • All applicants must self-identify as “junior curators,” defined as having less than 10 years of experience working at non-profit organizations, regardless of geographic location, with direct responsibility for works of art. Applications from curators without access travel funding or professional development support are particularly encouraged to apply. Multiple curators from one museum are eligible. 
  • All applicants must be able to commit to participating in the full Conference program (May 4-7, 2019 in New York City) at the time of application, including the all deadlines (non-negotiable), timelines, and travel. A stipend is granted as part of this Program to accommodate the travel requirements.

 
DEADLINE

Applications for the AAMC Foundation Conference Travel Fellowship for Junior Curators opens on Thursday, January 10, 2019 and the final deadline for submitting and application is 12pm ET on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

Please ensure you fill out all of the required questions below, which are indicated with a red asterisk. An incomplete or late submission will result in the application not being reviewed by the jurors. There are no exceptions to this rule.


ABOUT THE SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION

The mission of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation (est. 1929) is to sustain and carry out the original vision of founder, Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955). The Samuel H. Kress Foundation supports the work of individuals and institutions engaged with appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of the history of European art and architecture from antiquity to the dawn of the modern era.

OVERVIEW

Each year the AAMC is honored to award Conference Travel Fellowships for curators to attend our Annual Conference and Meeting. Since 2010 alone, over 200 individual Curatorial Travel Fellowships have been awarded. This year we are proud to offer two opportunities the Conference Travel Fellowship for Junior Curators the Art Fund & AAMC Conference Travel Fellowship for UK-based curators.  Please note, each fellowship has its own application, so do ensure you are applying in the correct category. Click here to return to the AAMC Application Main Page.


ART FUND & AAMC CONFERENCE TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP

Art Fund & AAMC Conference Travel Fellowships are a collaboration between Art Fund and AAMC Foundation, to enable UK curators to travel, network and develop relationships with their international peers. To be eligible for a Art Fund & AAMC Conference Travel Fellowship, made possible through funding from Art Fund, applicants who live and work in the United Kingdom. Curators without existing strong ties to US partners and the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. Applications from curators without access travel funding or professional development support are particularly encouraged. Multiple curators from one museum are eligible. A total of eight, UK curators will be awarded these fellowships in 2019. 

Following the Conference, Art Fund & AAMC Conference Travel fellows will be invited to submit an application directly to Art Fund for Research & Development grants to continue to advance conversations and projects explored  through their fellowship.

Please note, AAMC shares applicant data with Art Fund for the purposes of administering, monitoring and evaluating grants. Art Fund's privacy policy is available online here. Please ensure you have any relevant consent from third parties to share any personal data with us.


FELLOWSHIP COMPONENTS

At the time of application, Fellows must be able to commit to attending the AAMC & AAMC Foundation’s Annual Conference & Meeting, from May 4-7, 2019 in New York City. For information about the 2019 Conference, including a full schedule, hotel blocks, flight discount information, and registration, click here

Art Fund & AAMC Conference Travel Fellowship benefits include: 

  • A flat stipend ($2,765 USD) to be used towards Conference registration and event fees, travel (airfare, train, etc), accommodations, and per diems. While AAMC will be on hand to assist, fellows are responsible for independently registering for Conference activities, and are expected to pay all fees associated with that registration directly. Fellowship awarded funding can be used for these fees.
  • Pairing with a peer US-based curator to offer collegial partnership throughout the Conference.
  • One invitation to join the 2019 AAMC & AAMC Foundation Program Alumni Reception, a networking event allowing Fellows to connect with others engaged in professional development and with AAMC, as well as current and past AAMC Board and Committee members. It is currently slated for Sunday, May 5, 2019 while the Conference is in session.
  • Complimentary 2-year AAMC membership, giving full access to all our professional development activities, interactive website which includes professional resources, our salary survey, and a member forum and directory. 

All fellows are expected to submit a final report, and Program evaluation survey. Follow-up and commitments beyond the Program would continue through an invitation to submit a Research & Development grant to Art Fund over the Summer 2019 in addition to personal invitations to future AAMC & AAMC Foundation Annual Program Alumni Receptions.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants must be art curators at non-profit organizations, with direct responsibility for works of art. In addition, curators and others that work a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations will be considered. Please note that curators working in four wall collecting and non-collecting, community based, and non-four wall organizations, at any location in the globe are eligible.
  • Applicants must live and work in the United Kingdom.
  • Curators without existing strong ties to US partners and the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. 
  • Applications from curators without access travel funding, and curators without professional development support are particularly encouraged to apply. 
  • All applicants must be able to commit to participating in the full Conference program (May 4-7, 2019 in New York City) at the time of application, including the all deadlines (non-negotiable), timelines, and travel. A stipend is granted as part of this Program to accommodate the travel requirements.


DEADLINE

Applications for the Art Fund & AAMC Conference Travel Fellowship opens on Thursday, January 10, 2019 and the final deadline for submitting and application is 12pm ET on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. 

Please ensure you fill out all of the required questions below, which are indicated with a red asterisk. An incomplete or late submission will result in the application not being reviewed by the jurors. There are no exceptions to this rule.


ABOUT ART FUND

Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. In the past five years alone Art Fund has given £34 million to help museums and galleries acquire works of art for their collections. Art Fund is independently funded, with the core of its income provided by 139,000 members who receive the National Art Pass and enjoy free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, as well as 50% off entry to major exhibitions and subscription to Art Quarterly magazine. In addition to grant giving, Art Fund’s support to museums includes Art Fund Museum of the Year (won by Tate St Ives in 2018) and a range of digital platforms. Find out more about Art Fund and the National Art Pass at www.artfund.org.

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