OVERVIEW

Each year the AAMC is honored to award Conference Travel Fellowships for curators to attend our Art Curators Conference. Since 2010 alone, over 220 individual Curatorial Travel Fellowships have been awarded. This year we are proud to offer three Conference Travel Fellowship opportunities: for Junior Curators, for American Art Curators, and for Curators based in the Balkan Peninsula. 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 AMERICAN ART CURATORS

To be eligible for a Conference Travel Fellowship for American Art Curators, made possible through funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, applicants must be at the Associate Curator level or below and working in American Art pre-1950 (including US Latinx and Native American fields of focus) with direct museum affiliation at any geographic location in the world. 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 four curators who meet the criteria outlined above will be awarded fellowships in 2020.


FELLOWSHIP COMPONENTS

At the time of application, Fellows must be able to commit to attending the Art Curators Conference, from May 2-6, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. For information about the 2020 Conference, including a full schedule, hotel blocks, flight discount information, and registration, click here.


Conference Travel Fellowship for Junior Curators benefits include:

  • Fellowship Award ($1100) 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 2020 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 3, 2020 while the Conference is in session.
  • Complimentary 1-year AAMC membership, giving full access to all our professional development activities, and website, which includes professional resources, webinar archive, 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 be at the Associate Curator level or below and working in American Art pre-1950 (including US Latinx and Native American fields of focus) with direct museum affiliation at any geographic location in the world. 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 2-6, 2020 in Seattle, Washington) 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 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 and the final deadline for submitting and application is 12pm ET on Friday, February 7, 2020.


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 HENRY LUCE FOUNDATION

The Henry Luce Foundation seeks to enrich public discourse by promoting innovative scholarship, cultivating new leaders, and fostering international understanding. It advances its mission through grantmaking and leadership programs in the fields of Asia, higher education, religion and theology, art, and public policy.

The Foundation’s American Art Program, a leader in arts funding since 1982, supports museums, arts organizations, and universities, in their efforts to advance the understanding and experience of American and Native American visual arts through research, exhibitions, collection projects, and publications. For more information, please visit www.hluce.org. 

OVERVIEW

AAMC Foundation’s Networked Curator is a professional development initiative for nonprofit art curators that advances overall digital skills and vocabulary, enables them to better understand the resources and possibilities of the sector, and empowers them to collaborate and actively participate in related initiatives. Applicants are required to have a minimum of at least 5-7 years of direct curatorial experience, as well as moderate experience with, dedicated commitment to and interest in responsibility for digital projects.  Each application will require submission of an individual curatorial project which they will work to integrate program learning into during the course, this project can be a temporary exhibition, permanent collection, publication or other organizational based related.  Up to 15 participants will be selected through an application process for this career advancement experience.  


Fellows selected to the 2020 program will: 

  • conduct introductory pre-program virtual meetings; 
  • engage in pre-program learning; 
  • participate in an immersive three-day program with a peer cohort held in Miami, Florida; 
  • augment their technological capacity by advancing an individual curatorial project which they bring to the workshop and reflect on throughout the program; 
  • and expand their knowledge, network, and perspective by contributing at the Museum Computer Network’s annual conference in Baltimore, MD. 


All participants are provided funding to accommodate their attendance at these events, in addition to other benefits that are outlined below in greater detail.
 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

1. Introductions & Pre-Program Learning 

At the start of the Program, participants will participate in an introductory video meeting to share their goals and ambitions with their colleagues, funders, facilitators, and speakers for the program. Additionally, participants will be responsible for reviewing reading materials and completing 4-5 assignments over the course of April – June. Details in the application below.

2. Invitation to exclusive AAMC Foundation Program Alumni Reception at the Art Curators Conference in 2020 and 2021.

3. Miami Residency

A three-day intensive residency hosted in Miami, Florida from July 29-31, 2020 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel will serve as the foundation for the Networked Curator program experience, leveraging Miami’s arts community as a catalyst for learning and development.  It is designed to bring together leading voices in digital to help participants visualize collaborative relationships, explore partnered project development methods, and walk through realized objectives.  In addition, a closing evening event on the final day will provide additional opportunities for networking and learning.

4. MCN Conference

The Program stipend is also expected to cover travel and registration to attend the Museum Computer Network (MCN) Conference that will take place in Baltimore, MD on November 10-13, 2020. Attendance is required as awardees will be paired with a MCN leader to advance project development and participate in an AAMC Foundation organized program.    

5. Reporting and Follow-up

All participants will give a final presentation via a virtual convening in January 2021. They will also be required to complete a Program final report and program evaluation survey. Follow-up and commitments beyond the Program would continue through opportunities for alumni communications, such as invitations to AAMC Foundation Annual Program Alumni Receptions.  Details in the application below.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants must be art curators at nonprofit organizations with direct responsibility for works of art. In addition, independent curators and others that work a minimum of 50% of the time for/with nonprofit organizations will be considered.  AAMC Foundation welcomes US and non US based participants, please note the programming will be offered in English.
  • All applicants must have a required minimum of at least 5 - 7 years of direct working curatorial experience, excluding internships, and with demonstrated experience and/or current responsibility for digital projects. Broadly, this may include but is not limited to leadership or active participation in developing or employing a digital exhibition features; publication; archive or research tools; marketing or visitor/community engagement strategy; provenance listings, engagement, and research; permanent collection digitization or other related efforts.
  • All applicants must be able to commit to participating in all program requirements, including all deadlines (non-negotiable), timelines, and travel. This includes time in Miami in July and Baltimore in November as outlined. A stipend is granted as part of this Program to accommodate the travel requirements.  Missing any component of the Program may institute a required withdrawal and return of any funding issued.
     

DEADLINE

Applications for the AAMC Foundation’s Networked Curator open on Thursday, January 16, 2020, and the final deadline for submitting an application is 12pm ET on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. 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.

This program is made possible through the generosity of the Getty Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
 

OVERVIEW

AAMC Foundation’s Engagement Program for International Curators (EPIC) currently seeking applications from both UK based curators (UK Awardees) and US-based curators (US Liaisons) interested in being paired for a year-long partnership (February – December 2020) dedicated to professional development and exchange. 

  • Curators interested in applying to be an UK Awardee can be working in any field of focus, but 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. 
  • Curators interested in applying to be an US Liaison can be working in any field of focus, but must live and work in the United States. Curators without existing strong ties to UK partners and the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. To apply to be a US Liaison, please click HERE.

Overall, applications from curators without access travel funding or professional development support are particularly encouraged. Multiple curators from one museum are eligible.

The Program includes travel funding for UK Awardees, a participant stipend for US Liaisons, networking, and other benefits, which are outlined below in greater detail. 

Pairings collaborate to present a webinar to the full AAMC audience on a topic relevant to their Program goals. Fellows continued program engagement extends through annual invitations to the annual AAMC Foundation Program Alumni Reception to reunite with colleagues and meet the next cycle of awardees and liaisons. Five pairings are awarded each year.

UK Awardees receive:

  • Complimentary AAMC Membership for 1 year.
  • Complimentary Art Fund Curator’s Membership for 1 year. 
  • Generous travel funding in the amount of $5,235 to fulfill the following program components:
    • Attendance at the 2020 Art Curators Conference, May 2-6, 2020 in Seattle, Washington, USA. 
    • One in-person meeting at the US Liaison’s institution, between May 7 and December 1, 2020. 

The pairing will discuss and develop the goals submitted within the Awardee’s application. We are seeking goals that focus on overall curatorial career and professional skill development and not solely on research or a specific scholarly project. Areas of advancement could include research, project management, leadership development, cross-border exhibitions, loans, fundraising, marketing, audience development, dealer and donor relationships, and other such areas.

US Liaisons receive:

  • Complimentary AAMC Membership for 1 year.
  • A stipend of $500 for the commitment to and participation in the program.

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, are eligible.
  • All applicants must be able to commit to participating in a 12-month Program 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.
  • UK AWARDEES must live and work in the United Kingdom.
  • US LIAISONS must live and work in the United States.

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.

DEADLINE

Applications for the AAMC Foundation International Engagement Program opens on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 and the final deadline for submitting and application is 12pm ET on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

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 UK’s 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, and also helps museums share their collections with wider audiences by supporting a range of tours and exhibitions, as well as making grants to support the training and professional development of curators. Art Fund is independently funded, with the core of its income provided by 151,000 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 for museums includes Art Fund Museum of the Year (won by St Fagans National Museum of History in 2019) and a range of digital platforms. Find out more about Art Fund and the National Art Pass at artfund.org

OVERVIEW
AAMC Foundation’s Engagement Program for International Curators (EPIC) currently seeking applications from both UK based curators (UK Awardees) and US-based curators (US Liaisons) interested in being paired for a year-long partnership (February – December 2020) dedicated to professional development and exchange.
 

  • Curators interested in applying to be an UK Awardee can be working in any field of focus, but 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. To apply to be a UK Liaison, please click HERE
  • Curators interested in applying to be an US Liaison can be working in any field of focus, but must live and work in the United States. Curators without existing strong ties to UK partners and the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. 

Overall, applications from curators without access travel funding or professional development support are particularly encouraged. Multiple curators from one museum are eligible.


The Program includes travel funding for UK Awardees, a participant stipend for US Liaisons, networking, and other benefits, which are outlined below in greater detail.
Pairings collaborate to present a webinar to the full AAMC audience on a topic relevant to their Program goals. Fellows continued program engagement extends through annual invitations to the annual AAMC Foundation Program Alumni Reception to reunite with colleagues and meet the next cycle of awardees and liaisons. Five pairings are awarded each year.

US Liaisons receive:

  • Complimentary AAMC Membership for 1 year.
  • A stipend of $500 for the commitment to and participation in the program.


UK Awardees receive:

  • Complimentary AAMC Membership for 1 year.
  • Complimentary Art Fund Curator’s Membership for 1 year. 
  • Generous travel funding in the amount of $5,235 to fulfill the following program components:     
    • Attendance at the 2020 Art Curators Conference, May 2-6, 2020 in Seattle, Washington, USA. 
    • One in-person meeting at the US Liaison’s institution, between May 7 and December 1, 2020. 

    The pairing will discuss and develop the goals submitted within the Awardee’s application. We are seeking goals that focus on overall curatorial career and professional skill development and not solely on research or a specific scholarly project. Areas of advancement could include research, project management, leadership development, cross-border exhibitions, loans, fundraising, marketing, audience development, dealer and donor relationships, and other such areas.

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, are eligible.
  • All applicants must be able to commit to participating in a 12-month Program 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.
  • UK AWARDEES must live and work in the United Kingdom.
  • US LIAISONS must live and work in the United States.

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.

DEADLINE
Applications for the AAMC Foundation International Engagement Program opens on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 and the final deadline for submitting and application is 12pm ET on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.


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 UK’s 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, and also helps museums share their collections with wider audiences by supporting a range of tours and exhibitions, as well as making grants to support the training and professional development of curators. Art Fund is independently funded, with the core of its income provided by 151,000 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 for museums includes Art Fund Museum of the Year (won by St Fagans National Museum of History in 2019) and a range of digital platforms. Find out more about Art Fund and the National Art Pass at artfund.org

OVERVIEW

Each year the AAMC is honored to award Conference Travel Fellowships for curators to attend our Art Curators Conference. Since 2010 alone, over 220 individual Curatorial Travel Fellowships have been awarded. This year we are proud to offer three Conference Travel Fellowship opportunities: for Junior Curators, for American Art Curators, and for Curators based in the Balkan Peninsula. 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 CURATORS BASED IN THE BALKAN PENINSULA

To be eligible for a Conference Travel Fellowship for Curators Based in the Balkan Peninsula, made possible through funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding, applicants must be working in the Balkan Peninsula and/or Southeastern Europe. This includes Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, and Romania. Applications from curators without access travel funding or professional development support are particularly encouraged to apply. Multiple curators from one museum are eligible to apply. A total of three curators who meet the criteria outlined above and are selected by the jurors will be awarded fellowships in 2020.


FELLOWSHIP COMPONENTS

At the time of application, Fellows must be able to commit to attending the Art Curators Conference, from May 2-6, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. For information about the 2020 Conference, including a full schedule, hotel blocks, flight discount information, and registration, click here.

Conference Travel Fellowship for Curators Based in the Balkans Peninsula benefits include:


  • Fellowship Award ($2700) to be used towards Conference registration and event fees, travel (airfare, train, etc.), accommodations, one weekend tour, the Member’s Reception, 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 2020 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 3, 2020 while the Conference is in session.
  • Complimentary 1-year AAMC membership, giving full access to all our professional development activities, and website, which includes professional resources, webinar archive, 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 are eligible.
  • All applicants must be working in the Balkan Peninsula and/or Southeastern Europe. This includes Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, and Romania. 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 2-6, 2020 in Seattle, Washington) 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 Fellowships open on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 and the final deadline for submitting and application is 12pm ET on Friday, February 7, 2020.

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 TRUST FOR MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING

The Trust for Mutual Understanding was established in 1984 by an anonymous American philanthropist as a private, grantmaking organization dedicated to promoting improved communication, closer cooperation, and greater respect between the people of the United States, the Soviet Union, and other countries in Eastern and Central Europe. TMU’s program reflects her conviction that grantmaking can make a contribution to that process by supporting international face-to-face contact and professional interaction.

OVERVIEW

Each year the AAMC is honored to award Conference Travel Fellowships for curators to attend our Art Curators Conference. Since 2010 alone, over 220 individual Curatorial Travel Fellowships have been awarded. This year we are proud to offer three Conference Travel Fellowship opportunities: for Junior Curators, for American Art Curators, and for Curators based in the Balkans Peninsula. 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 four junior curators will be awarded fellowships in 2020.


FELLOWSHIP COMPONENTS

At the time of application, Fellows must be able to commit to attending the Art Curators Conference, from May 2-6, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. For information about the 2020 Conference, including a full schedule, hotel blocks, flight discount information, and registration, click here.


Conference Travel Fellowship for Junior Curators benefits include:


  • Fellowship Award ($1100) 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 2020 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 3, 2020 while the Conference is in session.
  • Complimentary 1-year AAMC membership, giving full access to all our professional development activities, and website, which includes professional resources, webinar archive, 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 2-6, 2020 in Seattle, Washington) 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 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 and the final deadline for submitting and application is 12pm ET on Friday, February 7, 2020.


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.

The Association of Art Museum Curators