EPIC U.S. ART OVERVIEW


Partnering curators in the U.S. and Internationally working on U.S. Art

Overall our EPIC programs offer curators a rare and valuable platform for cross-cultural networking and exchange. By engaging with their counterparts, participants build and/or strengthen international relationships, lead multi-national conversations, and advance their professional skills. Partnerships are not project-based, but instead specifically focus on the reciprocity of information, experiences, and insights to help curators gain new perspectives, approach challenges with fresh ideas, and encourage global thinking. Applications are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.

The 2022 EPIC program for U.S. Art curators will award two International Awardees and two U.S. Liaisons. An International Awardee and U.S. Liaison will each be paired together--forming two pairs of partners working together throughout the program. In addition, there will be opportunities for all four program participants to work together.

Applications are now open to apply for one of two roles within the EPIC U.S. Art program:

  • International Awardee can live and work in any country outside the United States. Applicants need to be curators exploring art of the United States, including Native American and Indigenous art, whether historical art or contemporary art, that manifests a critical and reflective engagement with U.S., Native American, and/or Indigenous histories, art, and art histories*. Curators without existing strong ties to U.S. partners and the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. Applications are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender. To apply to be an International Awardee, please click here
  • U.S. Liaison must live and work in the United States, including U.S. territories such as the  American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. They must be working with or working on a project focusing on art of the United States as outlined above. Curators without existing strong ties to international partners and the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. Applications are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.  To apply to be a U.S. Liaison, please click here

PROGRAM BENEFITS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • All participants receive a stipend for their engagement, professional development, and partnership with their counterparts.
  • International Awardees and U.S. Liaisons receive two-years of full AAMC Foundation Community Access, including professional development activities and website access, which includes professional resources, a webinar archive, and a member directory of 1,500 curators.
  • Pairings meet at least three times virtually before December 1, 2022.
  • Pairings will have TWO in-person visits during the program.  One in-person visit by the International Awardee at the U.S. Liaison’s institution, and another in-person visit by the U.S. Liaison to the International Awardee’s institution before December 1, 2022. These trips are not expected to last more than 5 business days, funding is provided for these trips and accommodations, along with a per-diem.
  • All participants receive complimentary registration, travel and accommodation to attend the 2022 Art Curators Conference and Alumni Reception held in NYC April 30 - May 3, 2022.
  • Pairings will work together with the additional EPIC pairing to develop a webinar for the full AAMC Foundation audience.
  • The pairing will discuss and develop the goals submitted within the program application throughout the program.  These goals can center on many areas of focus, such as professional development, leadership advancement, project management and development, scholarly and research pursuits and methodologies, and more.
  • Participants are required to provide a mid-program check-in, a final report and program evaluation survey.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants need to 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, are eligible.
  • Applicants for the program are required to be curators exploring art of the United States, including Native American and Indigenous art, whether historical art or contemporary art that manifests a critical and reflective engagement with U.S., Native American, and/or Indigenous histories, art, and art histories.*
  • All applicants are required to commit to participating in all program components at the time of application, including all the deadlines (non-negotiable).
  • INTERNATIONAL AWARDEES must live and work in any country except the United States.
    Due to restrictions as a 501c3, we cannot accept applications from nationals of any country that is subject to a comprehensive sanctions regime under United States law (currently Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea region of Ukraine). This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
  • U.S. LIAISONS must live and work in the United States, including U.S. territories such as the  American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.


DEADLINE

  • Applications for the AAMC Foundation’s EPIC, U.S. Art edition program, open on Tuesday, November 30 and the final deadline for submitting an application is 5:00PM ET on Wednesday, February 9.
  • Please ensure you fill out all of the required application questions.  Required questions  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 regulation.


VETTING PROCESS & CRITERIA

The International Awardee and U.S. Liaison  are selected by a jury of peers and colleagues, including past program participants.  Competitive applications should look to contain elements that are included within our vetting criteria, such as

  • A clear and comprehensible application.
  • Clear goals that are comprehensible, honest, and realistic for the scope of the program.
  • Motivations and objectives that align and relate to AAMC Foundation’s mission and vision.
  • Curators without existing strong ties to U.S. partners and/or the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. 
  • Applications that speak to AAMC Foundation’s diversity policy that “all of our programming and overall efforts shall strive to be representative of diversity: across self-identifications (by nation, gender, creed, race, ethnicity), types of institutional mission, and regional position of participants. The more diverse our voices, the more dynamic our offerings.” Applications are  encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • Applications that offer connections/reflections towards diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, recognizing the value of  challenging and changing  traditional understandings of art and history, and contributing to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.

*as per Terra Foundation for American Art guidelines


TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART 


ABOUT TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART

The Terra Foundation for American Art supports individuals, organizations, and communities to advance expansive understandings of American art. Established in 1978 and headquartered in Chicago, with an office in Paris, the Terra Foundation is committed to fostering cross-cultural dialogues on American art locally, nationally, and internationally, through its grant program, collection, and initiatives.


ABOUT AAMC FOUNDATION

Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Foundation celebrates the curatorial narrative by supporting and promoting the work of art curators at all stages in their career through opportunities for networking, leadership advancement, and professional development.. In the ever-changing, non-profit visual art world, the AAMC Foundation is the voice for all curators—regardless of field, experience level, and institutional type. It ensures that the curatorial perspective on art, museums, and educational issues is actively communicated.


To return to the Main EPIC page, please click here

EPIC U.K. and U.S. OVERVIEW


Partnering curators from the U.S. and U.K. including England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales


Overall our EPIC programs offer curators a rare and valuable platform for cross-cultural networking and exchange. By engaging with their counterparts, participants build and/or strengthen international relationships, lead multi-national conversations, and advance their professional skills. Partnerships are not project-based, but instead specifically focus on the reciprocity of information, experiences, and insights to help curators gain new perspectives, approach challenges with fresh ideas, and encourage global thinking. Applications are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.


The 2022 EPIC U.K. edition will award two U.K. Awardees and two U.S. Liaisons to amplify voices from across the U.K., including England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales within the AAMC Foundation and the wider U.S. museum sector and deepen international relationships through creating opportunities for genuine exchange and learning.


Applications are now open to apply for one of two roles within the EPIC U.K. program:

  • U.K. Awardees should be curators working in  England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Curators without existing strong ties to U.S. partners and/or the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. Applications are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.  To apply to be a U.K. Awardee, please click here


  • U.S. Liaison must live and work in the United States, including U.S. territories such as the  American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Curators without existing strong ties to international partners and the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. Applications are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender. To apply to be a U.S. Liaison please click here


PROGRAM BENEFITS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • All participants receive a stipend for their engagement, professional development, and partnership with their counterparts.
  • U.K. Awardees and U.S. Liaisons receive two-years of full AAMC Foundation Community Access, including professional development activities and website access, which includes professional resources, a webinar archive, and a member directory of 1,500 curators.
  • U.K. Awardees receive two years Art Fund membership
  • Pairings meet at least three times virtually before December 1, 2022.
  • Pairings will have TWO in-person visits during the program.  One in-person visit by the U.K. Awardee at the U.S. Liaison’s institution, and another in-person visit by the U.S. Liaison to the U.K. Awardee’s institution before December 1, 2022. These trips are not expected to last more than 5 business days, funding is provided for these trips and accommodations, along with a per-diem.
  • All participants receive complimentary registration, travel and accommodation to attend the 2022 Art Curators Conference and Alumni Reception held in NYC April 30 - May 3, 2022.  Please note, that this funding is for travel and accommodation, and attending the Conference requires full vaccination against Covid-19, per New York guidelines to gather indoors.  If you are unable to attend, virtual access will be available, but the travel funding to attend will not be given in this instance.
  • Pairings will work together with the additional EPIC U.K. & U.S. pairing to develop a webinar for the full AAMC Foundation audience.
  • The pairing will discuss and develop the goals submitted within the program application throughout the program.  These goals can center on many areas of focus, such as professional development, leadership advancement, project management and development, scholarly and research pursuits and methodologies, and more.
  • Participants are required to provide a mid-program check-in, a final report and program evaluation survey.



ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants need to 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, are eligible.
  • All applicants are required to commit to participating in all program components at the time of application, including all the deadlines (non-negotiable).
  • U.K. AWARDEES must be curators working in the England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and/or Wales.
  • U.S. LIAISONS must live and work in the United States, including U.S. territories such as the  American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.



DEADLINE

  • Applications for the AAMC Foundation’s EPIC, U.S. Art edition program, open on Tuesday, November 30 and the final deadline for submitting an application is 5:00PM ET on Wednesday, February 9.
  • 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



VETTING PROCESS & CRITERIA
The U.K. Awardee and U.S. Liaison  are selected by a jury.  Competitive applications should look to contain elements that are included within our vetting criteria, such as:

  • A clear and comprehensible application.
  • Clear goals that are comprehensible, honest, and realistic for the scope of the program.
  • Motivations and objectives that align and relate to AAMC Foundation’s mission and vision.
  • Curators without existing strong ties to U.S. partners and the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. 
  • Applications that speak to AAMC Foundation’s diversity policy that “all of our programming and overall efforts shall strive to be representative of diversity: across self-identifications (by nation, gender, creed, race, ethnicity), types of institutional mission, and regional position of participants. The more diverse our voices, the more dynamic our offerings.” Applications are  encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • Applications that offer cConnections/reflections towards diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, recognizing the value of  challenging and changing  traditional understandings of art and history, and contributing to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.


ABOUT ART FUND
Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. It provides millions of pounds every year to help museums to acquire and share works of art across the UK, further the professional development of their curators, and inspire more people to visit and enjoy their public programmes. In response to Covid-19 Art Fund made £3.6 million in urgent funding available to support museums through reopening and beyond, including Respond and Reimagine grants to help meet immediate need and reimagine future ways of working. A further £2 million has been made available in 2021 for Reimagine projects. Art Fund is independently funded, supported by the 131,000 members who buy the National Art Pass, who enjoy free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic places, 50% off major exhibitions, and receive Art Quarterly magazine. Art Fund also supports museums through its annual prize, Art Fund Museum of the Year. The winner of Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 is Firstsite in Colchester.

ABOUT AAMC FOUNDATION
Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Foundation celebrates the curatorial narrative by supporting and promoting the work of art curators at all stages in their career through opportunities for networking, leadership advancement, and professional development.. In the ever-changing, non-profit visual art world, the AAMC Foundation is the voice for all curators—regardless of field, experience level, and institutional type. It ensures that the curatorial perspective on art, museums, and educational issues is actively communicated.


To return to the Main EPIC page, please click here.

EPIC U.S. ART - International Awardee Application


Partnering curators in the U.S. and Internationally working on U.S. Art
Overall our EPIC programs offer curators a rare and valuable platform for cross-cultural networking and exchange. By engaging with their counterparts, participants build and/or strengthen international relationships, lead multi-national conversations, and advance their professional skills. Partnerships are not project-based, but instead specifically focus on the reciprocity of information, experiences, and insights to help curators gain new perspectives, approach challenges with fresh ideas, and encourage global thinking. Applications are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.
The 2022 EPIC program for U.S. Art curators will award two International Awardees and two U.S. Liaisons. An International Awardee and U.S. Liaison will each be paired together--forming two pairs of partners working together throughout the program. In addition, there will be opportunities for all four program participants to work together.

  • International Awardee can live and work in any country outside the United States. Applicants need to be curators exploring art of the United States, including Native American and Indigenous art, whether historical art or contemporary art, that manifests a critical and reflective engagement with U.S., Native American, and/or Indigenous histories, art, and art histories*. Curators without existing strong ties to U.S. partners and the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. Applications are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender. 


PROGRAM BENEFITS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • All participants receive a stipend for their engagement, professional development, and partnership with their counterparts.
  • International Awardees and U.S. Liaisons receive two-years of full AAMC Foundation Community Access, including professional development activities and website access, which includes professional resources, a webinar archive, and a member directory of 1,500 curators.
  • Pairings meet at least three times virtually before December 1, 2022.
  • Pairings will have TWO in-person visits during the program.  One in-person visit by the International Awardee at the U.S. Liaison’s institution, and another in-person visit by the U.S. Liaison to the International Awardee’s institution before December 1, 2022. These trips are not expected to last more than 5 business days, funding is provided for these trips and accommodations, along with a per-diem.
  • All participants receive complimentary registration, travel and accommodation to attend the 2022 Art Curators Conference and Alumni Reception held in NYC April 30 - May 3, 2022.
  • Pairings will work together with the additional EPIC pairing to develop a webinar for the full AAMC Foundation audience.
  • The pairing will discuss and develop the goals submitted within the program application throughout the program.  These goals can center on many areas of focus, such as professional development, leadership advancement, project management and development, scholarly and research pursuits and methodologies, and more.
  • Participants are required to provide a mid-program check-in, a final report and program evaluation survey.



ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants need to 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, are eligible.
  • Applicants for the program are required to be curators exploring art of the United States, including Native American and Indigenous art, whether historical art or contemporary art that manifests a critical and reflective engagement with U.S., Native American, and/or Indigenous histories, art, and art histories.*
  • All applicants are required to commit to participating in all program components at the time of application, including all the deadlines (non-negotiable).
  • INTERNATIONAL AWARDEES must live and work in any country except the United States.
    Due to restrictions as a 501c3, we cannot accept applications from nationals of any country that is subject to a comprehensive sanctions regime under United States law (currently Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea region of Ukraine). This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
  • U.S. LIAISONS must live and work in the United States, including U.S. territories such as the  American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.



DEADLINE

  • Applications for the AAMC Foundation’s EPIC, U.S. Art edition program, open on Tuesday, November 30 and the final deadline for submitting an application is 5:00PM ET on Wednesday, February 9.
  • Please ensure you fill out all of the required application questions.  Required questions  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 regulation.



VETTING PROCESS & CRITERIA
The International Awardee and U.S. Liaison  are selected by a jury of peers and colleagues, including past program participants.  Competitive applications should look to contain elements that are included within our vetting criteria, such as

  • A clear and comprehensible application.
  • Clear goals that are comprehensible, honest, and realistic for the scope of the program.
  • Motivations and objectives that align and relate to AAMC Foundation’s mission and vision.
  • Curators without existing strong ties to U.S. partners and/or the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. 
  • Applications that speak to AAMC Foundation’s diversity policy that “all of our programming and overall efforts shall strive to be representative of diversity: across self-identifications (by nation, gender, creed, race, ethnicity), types of institutional mission, and regional position of participants. The more diverse our voices, the more dynamic our offerings.” Applications are  encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • Applications that offer connections/reflections towards diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, recognizing the value of  challenging and changing  traditional understandings of art and history, and contributing to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.

*as per Terra Foundation for American Art guidelines


 

ABOUT TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART
The Terra Foundation for American Art supports individuals, organizations, and communities to advance expansive understandings of American art. Established in 1978 and headquartered in Chicago, with an office in Paris, the Terra Foundation is committed to fostering cross-cultural dialogues on American art locally, nationally, and internationally, through its grant program, collection, and initiatives.


ABOUT AAMC FOUNDATION
Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Foundation celebrates the curatorial narrative by supporting and promoting the work of art curators at all stages in their career through opportunities for networking, leadership advancement, and professional development.. In the ever-changing, non-profit visual art world, the AAMC Foundation is the voice for all curators—regardless of field, experience level, and institutional type. It ensures that the curatorial perspective on art, museums, and educational issues is actively communicated.


To return to the Main EPIC page, please click here>

EPIC U.S. ART - U.S. Liaison Application 


Partnering curators in the U.S. and Internationally working on U.S. Art
Overall our EPIC programs offer curators a rare and valuable platform for cross-cultural networking and exchange. By engaging with their counterparts, participants build and/or strengthen international relationships, lead multi-national conversations, and advance their professional skills. Partnerships are not project-based, but instead specifically focus on the reciprocity of information, experiences, and insights to help curators gain new perspectives, approach challenges with fresh ideas, and encourage global thinking. Applications are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.
The 2022 EPIC program for U.S. Art curators will award two International Awardees and two U.S. Liaisons. An International Awardee and U.S. Liaison will each be paired together--forming two pairs of partners working together throughout the program. In addition, there will be opportunities for all four program participants to work together.

  • U.S. Liaison must live and work in the United States, including U.S. territories such as the  American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. They must be working with or working on a project focusing on art of the United States as outlined above. Curators without existing strong ties to international partners and the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. Applications are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.  


PROGRAM BENEFITS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • All participants receive a stipend for their engagement, professional development, and partnership with their counterparts.
  • International Awardees and U.S. Liaisons receive two-years of full AAMC Foundation Community Access, including professional development activities and website access, which includes professional resources, a webinar archive, and a member directory of 1,500 curators.
  • Pairings meet at least three times virtually before December 1, 2022.
  • Pairings will have TWO in-person visits during the program.  One in-person visit by the International Awardee at the U.S. Liaison’s institution, and another in-person visit by the U.S. Liaison to the International Awardee’s institution before December 1, 2022. These trips are not expected to last more than 5 business days, funding is provided for these trips and accommodations, along with a per-diem.
  • All participants receive complimentary registration, travel and accommodation to attend the 2022 Art Curators Conference and Alumni Reception held in NYC April 30 - May 3, 2022.
  • Pairings will work together with the additional EPIC pairing to develop a webinar for the full AAMC Foundation audience.
  • The pairing will discuss and develop the goals submitted within the program application throughout the program.  These goals can center on many areas of focus, such as professional development, leadership advancement, project management and development, scholarly and research pursuits and methodologies, and more.
  • Participants are required to provide a mid-program check-in, a final report and program evaluation survey.



ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants need to 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, are eligible.
  • Applicants for the program are required to be curators exploring art of the United States, including Native American and Indigenous art, whether historical art or contemporary art that manifests a critical and reflective engagement with U.S., Native American, and/or Indigenous histories, art, and art histories.*
  • All applicants are required to commit to participating in all program components at the time of application, including all the deadlines (non-negotiable).
  • INTERNATIONAL AWARDEES must live and work in any country except the United States.
    Due to restrictions as a 501c3, we cannot accept applications from nationals of any country that is subject to a comprehensive sanctions regime under United States law (currently Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea region of Ukraine). This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
  • U.S. LIAISONS must live and work in the United States, including U.S. territories such as the  American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.



DEADLINE

  • Applications for the AAMC Foundation’s EPIC, U.S. Art edition program, open on Tuesday, November 30 and the final deadline for submitting an application is 5:00PM ET on Wednesday, February 9.
  • Please ensure you fill out all of the required application questions.  Required questions  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 regulation.



VETTING PROCESS & CRITERIA
The International Awardee and U.S. Liaison  are selected by a jury of peers and colleagues, including past program participants.  Competitive applications should look to contain elements that are included within our vetting criteria, such as

  • A clear and comprehensible application.
  • Clear goals that are comprehensible, honest, and realistic for the scope of the program.
  • Motivations and objectives that align and relate to AAMC Foundation’s mission and vision.
  • Curators without existing strong ties to U.S. partners and/or the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. 
  • Applications that speak to AAMC Foundation’s diversity policy that “all of our programming and overall efforts shall strive to be representative of diversity: across self-identifications (by nation, gender, creed, race, ethnicity), types of institutional mission, and regional position of participants. The more diverse our voices, the more dynamic our offerings.” Applications are  encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • Applications that offer connections/reflections towards diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, recognizing the value of  challenging and changing  traditional understandings of art and history, and contributing to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.

*as per Terra Foundation for American Art guidelines


 

ABOUT TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART
The Terra Foundation for American Art supports individuals, organizations, and communities to advance expansive understandings of American art. Established in 1978 and headquartered in Chicago, with an office in Paris, the Terra Foundation is committed to fostering cross-cultural dialogues on American art locally, nationally, and internationally, through its grant program, collection, and initiatives.


ABOUT AAMC FOUNDATION
Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Foundation celebrates the curatorial narrative by supporting and promoting the work of art curators at all stages in their career through opportunities for networking, leadership advancement, and professional development.. In the ever-changing, non-profit visual art world, the AAMC Foundation is the voice for all curators—regardless of field, experience level, and institutional type. It ensures that the curatorial perspective on art, museums, and educational issues is actively communicated.


To return to the Main EPIC page, please click here>

EPIC U.K. & U.S. - U.K. Awardee Application



Overall our EPIC programs offer curators a rare and valuable platform for cross-cultural networking and exchange. By engaging with their counterparts, participants build and/or strengthen international relationships, lead multi-national conversations, and advance their professional skills. Partnerships are not project-based, but instead specifically focus on the reciprocity of information, experiences, and insights to help curators gain new perspectives, approach challenges with fresh ideas, and encourage global thinking. Applications are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.


The 2022 EPIC U.K. edition will award two U.K. Awardees and two U.S. Liaisons to amplify voices from across the U.K., including England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and/or Wales within the AAMC Foundation and the wider U.S. museum sector and deepen international relationships through creating opportunities for genuine exchange and learning.

  • U.K. Awardees should be curators working in  England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and/or Wales. Curators without existing strong ties to U.S. partners and/or the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. Applications are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender. 



PROGRAM BENEFITS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Receive a stipend of $500 for the commitment and participation in the program components detailed below.
  2. Gain two-year full AAMC Foundation Community Access, including professional development activities and website, which includes professional resources, a webinar archive, and a member directory of 1,500 curators.
  3. Receive complimentary registration for the 2022 Art Curators Conference and Alumni Reception April 30 - May 3, 2022.
  4. Funding support for travel and accommodation to attend the 2022 Art Curators Conference in NYC.  Please note, that this funding is for travel and accommodation, and attending the Conference requires full vaccination against Covid-19, per New York guidelines to gather indoors.  If you are unable to attend, virtual access will be available, but the travel funding to attend will not be given in this instance.
  5. Be paired with a U.S. Liaison for the full program, where the  pairing will discuss and develop the goals submitted within the program application.  These goals can center on many areas of focus, such as professional development, leadership advancement, project management and development, scholarly and research pursuits and methodologies, and more.
  6. Engage with U.S. Liaison, including at least three video meetings between May 1 and December 1, 2022.
  7. Visit U.S. Liaison at their institution before December 1, 2022.  U.K. Awardees receive travel and accommodation for this visit.These trips are not expected to last more than 5 business days, funding is provided for these trips and accommodations, along with a per-diem.
  8. Host your U.S. Liaison for a visit at your institution before December 1, 2022.  U.S. Liaisons receive travel and accommodation for this visit. These trips are not expected to last more than 5 business days, funding is provided for these trips and accommodations, along with a per-diem.
  9. Work together with the additional EPIC pairing to develop a webinar for the full AAMC Foundation audience.
  10. Provide a mid-program check-in, a final report and program evaluation survey.
  11. Be responsive to inquiries from AAMC Foundation, as well as work collaboratively with the organization and be respectful of its staff.



ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants need to 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, are eligible.
  • All applicants are required to commit to participating in all program components at the time of application, including all the deadlines (non-negotiable).
  • U.K. AWARDEES must be curators working in the England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and/or Wales.



DEADLINE

  • Applications for the AAMC Foundation’s EPIC, U.S. Art edition program, open on Tuesday, November 30 and the final deadline for submitting an application is 5:00PM ET on Wednesday, February 9.
  • 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



VETTING PROCESS & CRITERIA
The U.K. Awardee and U.S. Liaison  are selected by a jury. Competitive applications should look to contain elements that are included within our vetting criteria, such as:

  • A clear and comprehensible application.
  • Clear goals that are comprehensible, honest, and realistic for the scope of the program.
  • Motivations and objectives that align and relate to AAMC Foundation’s mission and vision.
  • Curators without existing strong ties to U.S. partners and the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. 
  • Applications that speak to AAMC Foundation’s diversity policy that “all of our programming and overall efforts shall strive to be representative of diversity: across self-identifications (by nation, gender, creed, race, ethnicity), types of institutional mission, and regional position of participants. The more diverse our voices, the more dynamic our offerings.” Applications are  encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • Applications that offer cConnections/reflections towards diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, recognizing the value of  challenging and changing  traditional understandings of art and history, and contributing to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.



 

ABOUT ART FUND
Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. It provides millions of pounds every year to help museums to acquire and share works of art across the UK, further the professional development of their curators, and inspire more people to visit and enjoy their public programmes. In response to Covid-19 Art Fund made £3.6 million in urgent funding available to support museums through reopening and beyond, including Respond and Reimagine grants to help meet immediate need and reimagine future ways of working. A further £2 million has been made available in 2021 for Reimagine projects. Art Fund is independently funded, supported by the 131,000 members who buy the National Art Pass, who enjoy free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic places, 50% off major exhibitions, and receive Art Quarterly magazine. Art Fund also supports museums through its annual prize, Art Fund Museum of the Year. The winner of Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 is Firstsite in Colchester.


ABOUT AAMC FOUNDATION
Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Foundation celebrates the curatorial narrative by supporting and promoting the work of art curators at all stages in their career through opportunities for networking, leadership advancement, and professional development.. In the ever-changing, non-profit visual art world, the AAMC Foundation is the voice for all curators—regardless of field, experience level, and institutional type. It ensures that the curatorial perspective on art, museums, and educational issues is actively communicated.


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EPIC U.K. and U.S.  - U.S. Liaison Application



Overall our EPIC programs offer curators a rare and valuable platform for cross-cultural networking and exchange. By engaging with their counterparts, participants build and/or strengthen international relationships, lead multi-national conversations, and advance their professional skills. Partnerships are not project-based, but instead specifically focus on the reciprocity of information, experiences, and insights to help curators gain new perspectives, approach challenges with fresh ideas, and encourage global thinking. Applications are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.


The 2022 EPIC U.K. edition will award two U.K. Awardees and two U.S. Liaisons to amplify voices from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and/or Wales within the AAMC Foundation and the wider U.S. museum sector and deepen international relationships through creating opportunities for genuine exchange and learning.

  • U.S. Liaison must live and work in the United States, including U.S. territories such as the  American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Curators without existing strong ties to international partners and the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. Applications are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.



PROGRAM BENEFITS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Receive a stipend of $500 for the commitment and participation in the program components detailed below.
  2. Gain two-year full AAMC Foundation Community Access, including professional development activities and website, which includes professional resources, a webinar archive, and a member directory of 1,500 curators.
  3. Receive complimentary registration for the 2022 Art Curators Conference and Alumni Reception April 30 - May 3, 2022.
  4. Funding support for travel and accommodation to attend the 2022 Art Curators Conference in NYC.  Please note, that this funding is for travel and accommodation, and attending the Conference requires full vaccination against Covid-19, per New York guidelines to gather indoors.  If you are unable to attend, virtual access will be available, but the travel funding to attend will not be given in this instance.
  5. Be paired with a U.K. Awardee for the full program, where the  pairing will discuss and develop the goals submitted within the program application.  These goals can center on many areas of focus, such as professional development, leadership advancement, project management and development, scholarly and research pursuits and methodologies, and more.
  6. Engage with U.K. Awardee, including at least three video meetings between May 1 and December 1, 2022.
  7. Visit U.K. Awardee at their institution before December 1, 2022.  U.S. Liaisons receive travel and accommodation for this visit.These trips are not expected to last more than 5 business days, funding is provided for these trips and accommodations, along with a per-diem.
  8. Host your U.K. Awardee for a visit at your institution before December 1, 2022.  U.K. Awardees receive travel and accommodation for this visit. These trips are not expected to last more than 5 business days, funding is provided for these trips and accommodations, along with a per-diem.
  9. Work together with the additional EPIC pairing to develop a webinar for the full AAMC Foundation audience.
  10. Provide a mid-program check-in, a final report and program evaluation survey.
  11. Be responsive to inquiries from AAMC Foundation, as well as work collaboratively with the organization and be respectful of its staff.



ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants need to 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, are eligible.
  • All applicants are required to commit to participating in all program components at the time of application, including all the deadlines (non-negotiable).
  • U.S. LIAISONS must live and work in the United States, including U.S. territories such as the  American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.



DEADLINE

  • Applications for the AAMC Foundation’s EPIC, U.S. Art edition program, open on Tuesday, November 30 and the final deadline for submitting an application is 5:00PM ET on Wednesday, February 9.
  • 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



VETTING PROCESS & CRITERIA
The U.K. Awardee and U.S. Liaison  are selected by a jury.  Competitive applications should look to contain elements that are included within our vetting criteria, such as:

  • A clear and comprehensible application.
  • Clear goals that are comprehensible, honest, and realistic for the scope of the program.
  • Motivations and objectives that align and relate to AAMC Foundation’s mission and vision.
  • Curators without existing strong ties to U.S. partners and the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. 
  • Applications that speak to AAMC Foundation’s diversity policy that “all of our programming and overall efforts shall strive to be representative of diversity: across self-identifications (by nation, gender, creed, race, ethnicity), types of institutional mission, and regional position of participants. The more diverse our voices, the more dynamic our offerings.” Applications are  encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • Applications that offer cConnections/reflections towards diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, recognizing the value of  challenging and changing  traditional understandings of art and history, and contributing to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.



 

ABOUT ART FUND
Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. It provides millions of pounds every year to help museums to acquire and share works of art across the UK, further the professional development of their curators, and inspire more people to visit and enjoy their public programmes. In response to Covid-19 Art Fund made £3.6 million in urgent funding available to support museums through reopening and beyond, including Respond and Reimagine grants to help meet immediate need and reimagine future ways of working. A further £2 million has been made available in 2021 for Reimagine projects. Art Fund is independently funded, supported by the 131,000 members who buy the National Art Pass, who enjoy free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic places, 50% off major exhibitions, and receive Art Quarterly magazine. Art Fund also supports museums through its annual prize, Art Fund Museum of the Year. The winner of Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 is Firstsite in Colchester.


ABOUT AAMC FOUNDATION
Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Foundation celebrates the curatorial narrative by supporting and promoting the work of art curators at all stages in their career through opportunities for networking, leadership advancement, and professional development.. In the ever-changing, non-profit visual art world, the AAMC Foundation is the voice for all curators—regardless of field, experience level, and institutional type. It ensures that the curatorial perspective on art, museums, and educational issues is actively communicated.


To return to the Main EPIC page, please click here.

The Association of Art Museum Curators