EXHIBITIONS OR INSTALLATIONS


DESCRIPTION

AAMC is currently accepting nominations for outstanding Exhibitions or Installations that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. The Award will honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.

Exhibitions or Installations must have been on view between  January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022 at venues including but not limited to: traditional four-wall galleries, large museums, small non-profits, university art museums, experimental or multidisciplinary spaces, and public spaces.

We encourage international submissions. The exhibition or installation must have been created by curators in the non-profit sector. All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership, please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The topics can be looked at any topic and cover any field.

Competitive Exhibition or Installation nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria:

  • A clearly presented and executed thesis.
  • Responsive to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, seeks to challenge and change traditional understandings of art and history, and contributes to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, current social issues, social justice, and activism.
  • Centering on audience engagement, relevance, and meaning.
  • Creation and execution supports a collaborative environment.
  • Outreach and engagement with voices in the community represented in the work and/or the local community.
  • Well-chosen artworks, relative to both the exhibition or installation thesis as well as the public interest.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing boundaries and the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging exhibition/installation design elements, including but not limited to incorporation of technology, interactive elements, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.


ELIGIBILITY

  • All exhibitions or installations must have been on view between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. We do not require awardees to be current members. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members are not eligible to nominate or be nominated.  Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

We are excited to announce the call for nominations for the Awards for Excellence.


These will explicitly honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are welcome and encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.
This year, we are honoring:

  • Printed publications and in-person exhibitions printed or on view from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022, with nominations organized by institutional operating budgets.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, Online Programs, and Non-Catalog Publications from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022.



GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominations for Exhibition or Installation and Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • Nominations for Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, and Non-Catalog Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • All online programming, Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, Non-Catalog Publications and any other online entries must be accessible and/or recorded to be nominated. Nominations must include a link to be considered. We cannot vet what we cannot review.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, and Online Program nominations must have been created for the digital/virtual world and not have been produced in-person (IRL).
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • We do not require Awardees or nominated curators to be current members.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.


NOMINATING NOTES

  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • A work can be nominated in more than one category, for example for its exhibition, publication, related online program, and essay.
  • A digital version of an in-person exhibition or printed catalog cannot be nominated.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE
Nominations for this cycle of Awards open on September 30, 2022 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm (NOON) ET on Monday, December 12, 2022. Any late or incomplete submissions will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors. There are no exceptions to this rule.


VETTING PROCESS
The AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and the art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access.
Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the 2023 Art Curators Conference.
Those selected for an Award will be notified by the AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly. They will be asked to confirm both exact listings and links to projects shared, as well as their participation in the in-person Award Ceremony during the 2023 Art Curators Conference in NYC, where they will be asked to share the motivation behind their creation of the platform or project. Those not selected for an award will not be contacted.


EXHIBITIONS OR INSTALLATIONS


DESCRIPTION

AAMC is currently accepting nominations for outstanding Exhibitions or Installations that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. The Award will honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.

Exhibitions or Installations must have been on view between  January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022 at venues including but not limited to: traditional four-wall galleries, large museums, small non-profits, university art museums, experimental or multidisciplinary spaces, and public spaces.

We encourage international submissions. The exhibition or installation must have been created by curators in the non-profit sector. All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership, please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The topics can be looked at any topic and cover any field.

Competitive Exhibition or Installation nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria:

  • A clearly presented and executed thesis.
  • Responsive to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, seeks to challenge and change traditional understandings of art and history, and contributes to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, current social issues, social justice, and activism.
  • Centering on audience engagement, relevance, and meaning.
  • Creation and execution supports a collaborative environment.
  • Outreach and engagement with voices in the community represented in the work and/or the local community.
  • Well-chosen artworks, relative to both the exhibition or installation thesis as well as the public interest.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing boundaries and the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging exhibition/installation design elements, including but not limited to incorporation of technology, interactive elements, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.


ELIGIBILITY

  • All exhibitions or installations must have been on view between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. We do not require awardees to be current members. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members are not eligible to nominate or be nominated.  Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

We are excited to announce the call for nominations for the Awards for Excellence.


These will explicitly honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are welcome and encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.


This year, we are honoring:

  • Printed publications and in-person exhibitions printed or on view from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022, with nominations organized by institutional operating budgets.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, Online Programs, and Non-Catalog Publications from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022.


GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominations for Exhibition or Installation and Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • Nominations for Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, and Non-Catalog Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • All online programming, Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, Non-Catalog Publications and any other online entries must be accessible and/or recorded to be nominated. Nominations must include a link to be considered. We cannot vet what we cannot review.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, and Online Program nominations must have been created for the digital/virtual world and not have been produced in-person (IRL).
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • We do not require Awardees or nominated curators to be current members.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.


NOMINATING NOTES

  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • A work can be nominated in more than one category, for example for its exhibition, publication, related online program, and essay.
  • A digital version of an in-person exhibition or printed catalog cannot be nominated.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE
Nominations for this cycle of Awards open on September 30, 2022 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm (NOON) ET on Monday, December 12, 2022. Any late or incomplete submissions will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors. There are no exceptions to this rule.
VETTING PROCESS
The AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and the art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access.
Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the 2023 Art Curators Conference.
Those selected for an Award will be notified by the AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly. They will be asked to confirm both exact listings and links to projects shared, as well as their participation in the in-person Award Ceremony during the 2023 Art Curators Conference in NYC, where they will be asked to share the motivation behind their creation of the platform or project. Those not selected for an award will not be contacted.

EXHIBITIONS OR INSTALLATIONS

DESCRIPTION
AAMC is currently accepting nominations for outstanding Exhibitions or Installations that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. The Award will honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.
Exhibitions or Installations must have been on view between  January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022 at venues including but not limited to: traditional four-wall galleries, large museums, small non-profits, university art museums, experimental or multidisciplinary spaces, and public spaces.
We encourage international submissions. The exhibition or installation must have been created by curators in the non-profit sector. All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership, please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The topics can be looked at any topic and cover any field.
Competitive Exhibition or Installation nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria:

  • A clearly presented and executed thesis.
  • Responsive to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, seeks to challenge and change traditional understandings of art and history, and contributes to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, current social issues, social justice, and activism.
  • Centering on audience engagement, relevance, and meaning.
  • Creation and execution supports a collaborative environment.
  • Outreach and engagement with voices in the community represented in the work and/or the local community.
  • Well-chosen artworks, relative to both the exhibition or installation thesis as well as the public interest.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing boundaries and the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging exhibition/installation design elements, including but not limited to incorporation of technology, interactive elements, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.


ELIGIBILITY

  • All exhibitions or installations must have been on view between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. We do not require awardees to be current members. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members are not eligible to nominate or be nominated.  Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


We are excited to announce the call for nominations for the Awards for Excellence.


These will explicitly honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are welcome and encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.


This year, we are honoring:

  • Printed publications and in-person exhibitions printed or on view from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022, with nominations organized by institutional operating budgets.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, Online Programs, and Non-Catalog Publications from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022.


GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominations for Exhibition or Installation and Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • Nominations for Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, and Non-Catalog Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • All online programming, Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, Non-Catalog Publications and any other online entries must be accessible and/or recorded to be nominated. Nominations must include a link to be considered. We cannot vet what we cannot review.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, and Online Program nominations must have been created for the digital/virtual world and not have been produced in-person (IRL).
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • We do not require Awardees or nominated curators to be current members.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.


NOMINATING NOTES

  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • A work can be nominated in more than one category, for example for its exhibition, publication, related online program, and essay.
  • A digital version of an in-person exhibition or printed catalog cannot be nominated.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE
Nominations for this cycle of Awards open on September 30, 2022 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm (NOON) ET on Monday, December 12, 2022. Any late or incomplete submissions will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors. There are no exceptions to this rule.
VETTING PROCESS
The AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and the art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access.
Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the 2023 Art Curators Conference.
Those selected for an Award will be notified by the AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly. They will be asked to confirm both exact listings and links to projects shared, as well as their participation in the in-person Award Ceremony during the 2023 Art Curators Conference in NYC, where they will be asked to share the motivation behind their creation of the platform or project. Those not selected for an award will not be contacted.


PUBLICATIONS

DESCRIPTION
The Printed Publication Award will honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.

Please note in order to be considered in this category you will be asked to mail a hard copy of the publication to each juror (typically 3-5 jurors).  These must be delivered no later than December 11, 2022.

Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations must have been published between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022 and written by curator(s) in the non-profit sector, including those working in traditional museum settings, as well as community-based, public art, government, library, and academic organizations. Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated. All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership,  please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field.


IMPORTANT: TO BE CONSIDERED THE NOMINEE OR NOMINATOR IS REQUIRED TO:

  • Send each juror a copy of the nominated publication (usually each category has 3 - 5 jurors).
  • Upon completion of your nomination, you will receive the addresses for the jurors.
  • You are required to have each publication delivered to the individual jurors no later than December, 2022.  The jurors cannot vet what they do not have.  This is non-negotiable.
  • All shipping expenses, including customs fees, are the responsibility of the nominee/nominator and are not that of the juror.


Competitive Printed Publication nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria:

  • A clearly presented and executed thesis.
  • Responsive to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, seeks to challenge and change traditional understandings of art and history, and contributes to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, current social issues, social justice, and activism.
  • Centering on audience engagement, relevance, and meaning.
  • Creation and execution supports a collaborative environment.
  • Outreach and engagement with voices in the community represented in the work and/or the local community.
  • Content that is well-written.
  • References, comparative images, conservation information, etc.
  • Advances the understanding of the subject content in new and engaging ways for all audiences.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging design elements, including but not limited to quality images and reproductions, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.


ELIGIBILITY

  • All Printed Catalogue or Publications must have been published between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. We do not require awardees to be current members. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

We are excited to announce the call for nominations for the Awards for Excellence.


These will explicitly honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are welcome and encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.


This year, we are honoring:

  • Printed publications and in-person exhibitions printed or on view from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022, with nominations organized by institutional operating budgets.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, Online Programs, and Non-Catalog Publications from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022.


GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominations for Exhibition or Installation and Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • Nominations for Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, and Non-Catalog Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • All online programming, Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, Non-Catalog Publications and any other online entries must be accessible and/or recorded to be nominated. Nominations must include a link to be considered. We cannot vet what we cannot review.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, and Online Program nominations must have been created for the digital/virtual world and not have been produced in-person (IRL).
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • We do not require Awardees or nominated curators to be current members.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.


NOMINATING NOTES

  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • A work can be nominated in more than one category, for example for its exhibition, publication, related online program, and essay.
  • A digital version of an in-person exhibition or printed catalog cannot be nominated.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE
Nominations for this cycle of Awards open on September 30, 2022 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm (NOON) ET on Monday, December 12, 2022. Any late or incomplete submissions will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors. There are no exceptions to this rule.
VETTING PROCESS
The AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and the art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access.
Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the 2023 Art Curators Conference.
Those selected for an Award will be notified by the AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly. They will be asked to confirm both exact listings and links to projects shared, as well as their participation in the in-person Award Ceremony during the 2023 Art Curators Conference in NYC, where they will be asked to share the motivation behind their creation of the platform or project. Those not selected for an award will not be contacted.

PUBLICATIONS

DESCRIPTION
The Printed Publication Award will honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.


Please note in order to be considered in this category you will be asked to mail a hard copy of the publication to each juror (typically 3-5 jurors).  These must be delivered no later than December 11, 2022.


Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations must have been published between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022 and written by curator(s) in the non-profit sector, including those working in traditional museum settings, as well as community-based, public art, government, library, and academic organizations. Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated. All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership,  please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field.

IMPORTANT: TO BE CONSIDERED THE NOMINEE OR NOMINATOR IS REQUIRED TO:

  • Send each juror a copy of the nominated publication (usually each category has 3 - 5 jurors).
  • Upon completion of your nomination, you will receive the addresses for the jurors.
  • You are required to have each publication delivered to the individual jurors no later than December 11, 2022.  The jurors cannot vet what they do not have.  This is non-negotiable.
  • All shipping expenses, including customs fees, are the responsibility of the nominee/nominator and are not that of the juror.


Competitive Printed Publication nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria:

  • A clearly presented and executed thesis.
  • Responsive to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, seeks to challenge and change traditional understandings of art and history, and contributes to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, current social issues, social justice, and activism.
  • Centering on audience engagement, relevance, and meaning.
  • Creation and execution supports a collaborative environment.
  • Outreach and engagement with voices in the community represented in the work and/or the local community.
  • Content that is well-written.
  • References, comparative images, conservation information, etc.
  • Advances the understanding of the subject content in new and engaging ways for all audiences.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging design elements, including but not limited to quality images and reproductions, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.


ELIGIBILITY

  • All Printed Catalogue or Publications must have been published between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. We do not require awardees to be current members. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


We are excited to announce the call for nominations for the Awards for Excellence.


These will explicitly honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are welcome and encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.


This year, we are honoring:

  • Printed publications and in-person exhibitions printed or on view from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022, with nominations organized by institutional operating budgets.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, Online Programs, and Non-Catalog Publications from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022.



GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominations for Exhibition or Installation and Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • Nominations for Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, and Non-Catalog Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • All online programming, Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, Non-Catalog Publications and any other online entries must be accessible and/or recorded to be nominated. Nominations must include a link to be considered. We cannot vet what we cannot review.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, and Online Program nominations must have been created for the digital/virtual world and not have been produced in-person (IRL).
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • We do not require Awardees or nominated curators to be current members.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.



NOMINATING NOTES

  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • A work can be nominated in more than one category, for example for its exhibition, publication, related online program, and essay.
  • A digital version of an in-person exhibition or printed catalog cannot be nominated.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE
Nominations for this cycle of Awards open on September 30, 2022 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm (NOON) ET on Monday, December 12, 2022. Any late or incomplete submissions will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors. There are no exceptions to this rule.
VETTING PROCESS
The AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and the art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access.


Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the 2023 Art Curators Conference.
Those selected for an Award will be notified by the AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly. They will be asked to confirm both exact listings and links to projects shared, as well as their participation in the in-person Award Ceremony during the 2023 Art Curators Conference in NYC, where they will be asked to share the motivation behind their creation of the platform or project. Those not selected for an award will not be contacted.


PUBLICATIONS

DESCRIPTION
The Printed Publication Award will honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.


Please note in order to be considered in this category you will be asked to mail a hard copy of the publication to each juror (typically 3-5 jurors).  These must be delivered no later than December 11, 2022.


Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations must have been published between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022 and written by curator(s) in the non-profit sector, including those working in traditional museum settings, as well as community-based, public art, government, library, and academic organizations. Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated. All nominated individuals must be eligible for AAMC membership,  please visit our website to review criteria for membership. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field.


IMPORTANT: TO BE CONSIDERED THE NOMINEE OR NOMINATOR IS REQUIRED TO:

  • Send each juror a copy of the nominated publication (usually each category has 3 - 5 jurors).
  • Upon completion of your nomination, you will receive the addresses for the jurors.
  • You are required to have each publication delivered to the individual jurors no later than November 30, 2022.  The jurors cannot vet what they do not have.  This is non-negotiable.
  • All shipping expenses, including customs fees, are the responsibility of the nominee/nominator and are not that of the juror.


Competitive Printed Publication nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria:

  • A clearly presented and executed thesis.
  • Responsive to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, seeks to challenge and change traditional understandings of art and history, and contributes to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, current social issues, social justice, and activism.
  • Centering on audience engagement, relevance, and meaning.
  • Creation and execution supports a collaborative environment.
  • Outreach and engagement with voices in the community represented in the work and/or the local community.
  • Content that is well-written.
  • References, comparative images, conservation information, etc.
  • Advances the understanding of the subject content in new and engaging ways for all audiences.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging design elements, including but not limited to quality images and reproductions, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.


ELIGIBILITY

  • All Printed Catalogue or Publications must have been published between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. We do not require awardees to be current members. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

We are excited to announce the call for nominations for the Awards for Excellence.


These will explicitly honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are welcome and encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.

This year, we are honoring:

  • Printed publications and in-person exhibitions printed or on view from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022, with nominations organized by institutional operating budgets.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, Online Programs, and Non-Catalog Publications from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022.



GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominations for Exhibition or Installation and Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • Nominations for Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, and Non-Catalog Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • All online programming, Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, Non-Catalog Publications and any other online entries must be accessible and/or recorded to be nominated. Nominations must include a link to be considered. We cannot vet what we cannot review.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, and Online Program nominations must have been created for the digital/virtual world and not have been produced in-person (IRL).
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • We do not require Awardees or nominated curators to be current members.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.



NOMINATING NOTES

  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • A work can be nominated in more than one category, for example for its exhibition, publication, related online program, and essay.
  • A digital version of an in-person exhibition or printed catalog cannot be nominated.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE
Nominations for this cycle of Awards open on September 30, 2022 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm (NOON) ET on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Any late or incomplete submissions will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors. There are no exceptions to this rule.

VETTING PROCESS
The AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and the art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access.


Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the 2023 Art Curators Conference.
Those selected for an Award will be notified by the AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly. They will be asked to confirm both exact listings and links to projects shared, as well as their participation in the in-person Award Ceremony during the 2023 Art Curators Conference in NYC, where they will be asked to share the motivation behind their creation of the platform or project. Those not selected for an award will not be contacted.


DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS

DESCRIPTION

This category will honor outstanding digital publications that were published between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022 and offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Nominations in this category must be created for the digital realm and cannot include a PDF copy of a print catalog or have been published in print format of any kind.

Competitive Digital Publication nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria:

  • A clearly presented and executed thesis.
  • Responsive to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, seeks to challenge and change traditional understandings of art and history, and contributes to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, current social issues, social justice, and activism.
  • Centering on audience engagement, relevance, and meaning.
  • Creation and execution supports a collaborative environment
  • Well written.
  • Contain all the elements of a printed scholarly work (references, comparative images, conservation information, etc.).
  • Takes advantage of digital technologies, such as, interactive material, immersive technology, zoomable images, responsive design for multiple devices, overlays of conservation documentation, links to archival and/or other documentary material including audio or video.
  • Outreach and engagement with voices in the community represented in the work and/or the local community.
  • Advances the understanding of the subject content in new and engaging ways for all audiences.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging design elements, including but not limited to quality images and reproductions, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.
  • Time-stamped or fixed for eligibility; First introduction as a publication in 2022 (some digital publications are editioned, some constantly updated as dynamic). For example, digital publications produced as part of the Getty’s Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative have a permanent, fixed publication date to be cited by scholars (which requires a Persistent Uniform Resource Locator [PURL link] and easily citable text).


ELIGIBILITY

  • Digital Publications must be published between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. We do not require awardees to be current members. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

We are excited to announce the call for nominations for the Awards for Excellence.


These will explicitly honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are welcome and encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.


This year, we are honoring:

  • Printed publications and in-person exhibitions printed or on view from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022, with nominations organized by institutional operating budgets.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, Online Programs, and Non-Catalog Publications from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022.



GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominations for Exhibition or Installation and Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • Nominations for Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, and Non-Catalog Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • All online programming, Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, Non-Catalog Publications and any other online entries must be accessible and/or recorded to be nominated. Nominations must include a link to be considered. We cannot vet what we cannot review.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, and Online Program nominations must have been created for the digital/virtual world and not have been produced in-person (IRL).
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • We do not require Awardees or nominated curators to be current members.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.



NOMINATING NOTES

  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • A work can be nominated in more than one category, for example for its exhibition, publication, related online program, and essay.
  • A digital version of an in-person exhibition or printed catalog cannot be nominated.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.



DEADLINE
Nominations for this cycle of Awards open on September 30, 2022 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm (NOON) ET on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Any late or incomplete submissions will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors. There are no exceptions to this rule.


VETTING PROCESS
The AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and the art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access.


Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the 2023 Art Curators Conference.
Those selected for an Award will be notified by the AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly. They will be asked to confirm both exact listings and links to projects shared, as well as their participation in the in-person Award Ceremony during the 2023 Art Curators Conference in NYC, where they will be asked to share the motivation behind their creation of the platform or project. Those not selected for an award will not be contacted.

DIGITAL EXHIBITIONS


DESCRIPTION

This category will recognize online exhibitions created solely and exclusively for the digital realm that were on view between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022. Eligible nominations must have been hosted through an online alternative mode of presentation, such as a website, 360, AR, MR, VR, XR, web application, open source software (such as Google Arts and Culture), etc. These should be thematic and accessible to the public, giving the “visitor” an immersive, digital encounter with the exhibition. In addition, they should include a thesis, curatorial statement, labels/didactics, and a checklist of works of art/objects. Exhibitions that were mounted within a brick and mortar space, or intended for one, are not to be nominated.

Competitive Online Exhibition nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria:

  • A clearly presented and executed thesis.
  • Responsive to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, seeks to challenge and change traditional understandings of art and history, and contributes to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, current social issues, social justice, and activism.
  • Centering on audience engagement, relevance, and meaning.
  • Creation and execution supports a collaborative environment.
  • Well-chosen artworks, relative to both the exhibition or installation thesis as well as the public interest.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing boundaries and the subject matter forward.
  • Fosters engagement and connection between communities.
  • Outreach and engagement with voices in the community represented in the work and/or the local community.
  • Thoughtful and meaningful audience engagement and participation.
  • Takes advantage of accessible, inclusive, digital technologies and engaging innovative online exhibition design, including but not limited to interactive elements, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Online exhibition must be created solely and exclusively for the digital realm and on view between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022. Relaunches or recordings of exhibitions that already were mounted within a brick and mortar space are not to be considered.
  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. We do not require awardees to be current members. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

We are excited to announce the call for nominations for the Awards for Excellence.

These will explicitly honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are welcome and encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.

This year, we are honoring:

  • Printed publications and in-person exhibitions printed or on view from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022, with nominations organized by institutional operating budgets.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, Online Programs, and Non-Catalog Publications from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022.


GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominations for Exhibition or Installation and Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • Nominations for Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, and Non-Catalog Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • All online programming, Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, Non-Catalog Publications and any other online entries must be accessible and/or recorded to be nominated. Nominations must include a link to be considered. We cannot vet what we cannot review.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, and Online Program nominations must have been created for the digital/virtual world and not have been produced in-person (IRL).
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • We do not require Awardees or nominated curators to be current members.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.



NOMINATING NOTES

  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • A work can be nominated in more than one category, for example for its exhibition, publication, related online program, and essay.
  • A digital version of an in-person exhibition or printed catalog cannot be nominated.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE
Nominations for this cycle of Awards open on September 30, 2022 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm (NOON) ET on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Any late or incomplete submissions will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors. There are no exceptions to this rule.


VETTING PROCESS
The AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and the art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access.

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the 2023 Art Curators Conference.
Those selected for an Award will be notified by the AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly. They will be asked to confirm both exact listings and links to projects shared, as well as their participation in the in-person Award Ceremony during the 2023 Art Curators Conference in NYC, where they will be asked to share the motivation behind their creation of the platform or project. Those not selected for an award will not be contacted.


DIGITAL PROGRAMMING


DESCRIPTION

This category will honor a single, stand-alone online program or a series of programs, that was created specifically for the digital realm and was hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022. The original, curatorial content recognized in this category must be timely and responsive to current events, and explicitly in service towards community building. Nominations may be part of a series, but only one episode may be submitted for consideration. This does not include practicing art or craft classes or relaunching existing content.

Competitive nominations in this category should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria:

  • A clearly presented theme and goals that are well-researched and comprehensible.
  • Responsive to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, seeks to challenge and change traditional understandings of art and history, and contributes to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, current social issues, social justice, and activism.
  • Centering on audience engagement, relevance, and meaning.
  • Creation and execution supports a collaborative environment.
  • Well-chosen content, including speakers, objects, topics, and/or themes that are relevant to the program as well as the public interest.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing boundaries and the subject matter forward.
  • Foster engagement and connection between communities.
  • Outreach and engagement with voices in the community represented in the work and/or the local community.
  • Created with a specific audience in mind, with thoughtful and exciting means of engagement and participation.
  • Takes advantage of accessible, inclusive, digital technologies and engaging innovative platforms, including but not limited to interactive elements, immersive technology translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Online program must be hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022. Relaunched or rebranded lectures, videos, or other content are not eligible for nomination.
  • Nominated programs must be freely accessible in the public domain.
  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. We do not require awardees to be current members. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

We are excited to announce the call for nominations for the Awards for Excellence.

These will explicitly honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are welcome and encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.

This year, we are honoring:

  • Printed publications and in-person exhibitions printed or on view from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022, with nominations organized by institutional operating budgets.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, Online Programs, and Non-Catalog Publications from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022.



GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominations for Exhibition or Installation and Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • Nominations for Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, and Non-Catalog Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • All online programming, Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, Non-Catalog Publications and any other online entries must be accessible and/or recorded to be nominated. Nominations must include a link to be considered. We cannot vet what we cannot review.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, and Online Program nominations must have been created for the digital/virtual world and not have been produced in-person (IRL).
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • We do not require Awardees or nominated curators to be current members.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.



NOMINATING NOTES

  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • A work can be nominated in more than one category, for example for its exhibition, publication, related online program, and essay.
  • A digital version of an in-person exhibition or printed catalog cannot be nominated.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE
Nominations for this cycle of Awards open on September 30, 2022 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm (NOON) ET on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Any late or incomplete submissions will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors. There are no exceptions to this rule.

VETTING PROCESS
The AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and the art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access.

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the 2023 Art Curators Conference.
Those selected for an Award will be notified by the AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly. They will be asked to confirm both exact listings and links to projects shared, as well as their participation in the in-person Award Ceremony during the 2023 Art Curators Conference in NYC, where they will be asked to share the motivation behind their creation of the platform or project. Those not selected for an award will not be contacted.

NON-CATALOG PUBLICATIONS

DESCRIPTION

Nominations in this category must be a non-catalog publication such as: Essays, Articles, Brochures, Blogs, Magazines, Journals, News Stories both in print and online and cannot include a PDF copy of print catalog. This category will honor outstanding non-catalog publications that were published between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022 and offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Competitive Non-Catalog Publication nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria:

  • A clearly presented and executed thesis.
  • Responsive to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within museums and arts organizations, seeks to challenge and change traditional understandings of art and history, and contributes to art organizations as places for meaningful and timely public discourse and experience.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, current social issues, social justice, and activism.
  • Centering on audience engagement, relevance, and meaning.
  • Creation and execution supports a collaborative environment.
  • Well-chosen artworks, relative to both the exhibition or installation thesis as well as the public interest.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing boundaries and the subject matter forward.
  • Fosters engagement and connection between communities.
  • Outreach and engagement with voices in the community represented in the work and/or the local community.
  • Advances the understanding of the subject content in new and engaging ways for all audiences.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging design elements, including but not limited to quality images and reproductions, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.
  • If online only, time-stamped or fixed for eligibility (online publications); First introduction as a publication in 2022 (some digital publications are editioned, some constantly updated as dynamic). For example, digital publications produced as part of the Getty’s Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative have a permanent, fixed publication date to be cited by scholars (which requires a Persistent Uniform Resource Locator [PURL link] and easily citable text).


ELIGIBILITY

  • Publications must be published/produced between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. We do not require awardees to be current members. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

GENERAL AWARDS INTRODUCTION & ELIGIBILITY

We are excited to announce the call for nominations for the Awards for Excellence.

These will explicitly honor work that creates connections and fosters engagement between nonprofit art organizations and communities. Nominations from outside the US are welcome and encouraged. The subject matter may cover any field and/or topic relevant to the curatorial field, however, we are specifically seeking to award original curatorial content that addresses issues in social justice, activism, diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.

This year, we are honoring:

  • Printed publications and in-person exhibitions printed or on view from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022, with nominations organized by institutional operating budgets
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, Online Programs, and Non-Catalog Publications from January 1, 2022 through December 1, 2022.

The Awards this year will recognize achievement in the following breakdown, with only one awardee per category. To nominate, please click the link below that corresponds with the category you would like to make a nomination in:

Digital Publication

Digital Exhibition

Digital Program

Non-Catalog Publication: Print or Online: Essays, Articles, Brochures, Blogs, Magazines, Journals, News Stories

Exhibition or Installation:

Up to $10 million operating budget

$10 - 30 million operating budget

Over $30 million operating budget

Publication:

Up to $10 million operating budget

$10 - 30 million operating budget

Over $30 million operating budget

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominations for Exhibition or Installation and Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • Nominations for Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, and Non-Catalog Publication categories must be original content and have been launched, established, published, or hosted between January 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.
  • All online programming, Digital Publication, Digital Exhibition, Online Program, Non-Catalog Publications and any other online entries must be accessible and/or recorded to be nominated. Nominations must include a link to be considered. We cannot vet what we cannot review.
  • Digital Publications, Digital Exhibitions, and Online Program nominations must have been created for the digital/virtual world and not have been produced in-person (IRL).
  • Only current AAMC members can nominate.
  • All nominations must be done through the online portal.
  • The nominated work must have been created by a curator or curators in the non-profit sector. Awards will honor non-curators that were part of a team, however, a curator that is eligible for membership is required to be nominated. Lead individuals on projects receive the Award.
  • We do not require Awardees or nominated curators to be current members.
  • AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board members (current 2022 and incoming in 2023) are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. Board members may only be nominated for work when they are amongst more than two curators on a project and that involves more than one institution and/or involves more than one department within their institution.
  • Jurors cannot be nominated in the category they are vetting.

NOMINATING NOTES

  • AAMC is global and nominations are accepted regardless of location. We welcome nominations outside the U.S.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted.  The majority of nominations are self-nominations.
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories.
  • A work can be nominated in more than one category, for example for its exhibition, publication, related online program, and essay.
  • A digital version of an in-person exhibition or printed catalog cannot be nominated.
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

DEADLINE

Nominations for this cycle of Awards open on September 30, 2022 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm (NOON) ET on Monday, December 12, 2022. Any late or incomplete submissions will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors. There are no exceptions to this rule.

VETTING PROCESS

The AAMC & AAMC Foundation support advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and the art community as a whole. Jurors are asked to consider work that encourages pushing boundaries with new approaches and perspectives in research, presentation, and access.

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the 2023 Art Curators Conference.

Those selected for an Award will be notified by the AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly. They will be asked to confirm both exact listings and links to projects shared, as well as their participation in the in-person Award Ceremony during the 2023 Art Curators Conference in NYC, where they will be asked to share the motivation behind their creation of the platform or project. Those not selected for an award will not be contacted.

2023 AAMC FOUNDATION ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL CURATORS (EPIC)

GENERAL OVERVIEW

AAMC Foundation is presenting two versions of the ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL CURATORS (EPIC) program that you can apply to:

Edition 1

U.K. and U.S Curators: Partnering curators in the U.S. and England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and/or Wales working in any field of art.

Edition 2

U.S. and International Curators on U.S. Art: Partnering U.S. and International curators working on U.S. Art.

AAMC Foundation’s EPIC program, supported by the Art Fund and Terra Foundation for American Art offers curators around the globe a rare and valuable platform for cross-cultural networking and exchange. Both versions of EPIC are accepting applications until 12pm ET on Friday, January 13, 2023.

Now in its seventh recurrence, the program has served nearly 50 curators total, across more than 40 organizations in 37 cities within 14 countries. The EPIC program is part of the AAMC Foundation’s work in creating curatorial dialogues on a global level.

By engaging in EPIC, 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 that are representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender. Applicants for U.S., International, and U.K. roles are selected and paired by a group of peer jurors. The program includes full funding to participate, with a free and accessible online application process.

EPIC U.K. and U.S. Curator Edition: Partnering curators from the U.S. and England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and/or Wales working in any field of art.

The 2023 EPIC U.K. Curators 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.
Learn more and apply for EPIC U.K. & U.S. Edition here

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

The 2023 EPIC U.S. Art edition will award two International Awardees and two U.S. Liaisons who are nonprofit curators having worked or currently working within collections, exhibitions and/or projects in development that explore visual arts projects that focus on expanded narratives of arts of the United States, including Native American arts, and engage in inclusive and equitable practices that lead to structural change. This includes projects from historical to contemporary. Projects focused on contemporary art should offer a critical and reflective engagement with histories, arts, and/or art histories associated with American contexts.

Learn more and apply for EPIC U.S. and International on U.S. Art here

BENEFITS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS (in either EPIC version)

  • Full funding, including travel, accommodation, and a per-diem for each pairing to visit each other’s institutions for no more than five days each.
  • Conference access includes complimentary registration, travel and accommodation for six days to attend the 2023 Art Curators Conference and Alumni Reception held in NYC, May 6-9, 2023.
  • A stipend for their engagement, professional development, and partnership with their counterparts.
  • 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES (in either EPIC version)

  • Work collaboratively with your juror-selected partner as a pair, as well as a cohort with the other pairing in your edition.
  • Meet at least three times virtually with your pairing between February 1 and November 1, 2023.
  • Book all travel components: to visit each other and attend the Conference a minimum of eight weeks in advance.  Travel to each other is to be completed by December 1, 2023. The conference is May 6 - 9, 2023 in NYC.  The ability to meet all these guidelines is part of the program.
  • Work together with the Cohort to develop a webinar for the full AAMC Foundation audience, to be held in fall 2023.
  • Discuss and develop the goals submitted within their applications 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.
  • Provide a mid-program check-in, a final report, and a program evaluation survey (required).

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.
  • Only individuals that are not currently receiving funding in a fellowship AAMC Foundation program are eligible to apply. This includes current participants in the Mentorship Program, Engagement Program for International Curators, Professional Alliance for Curators of Color, and Conference Fellowships for Curators.
  • Those applying are required to commit to participating in all program components at the time of application, including all the deadlines (non-negotiable).
  • International applications are encouraged and desired, within the bounds of all applicable U.S. laws. At this time 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), as well as China and Russia. This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
  • U.K. Art  Fund Program:
    • U.K. AWARDEES must be curators working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and/or Wales.
    • U.S. LIAISONS must live and work in the United States, including U.S. territories such as American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • U.S. Art Terra Program:
    • INTERNATIONAL AWARDEES  must be curators who live and work outside the U.S.
    • U.S. LIAISONS must live and work in the United States, including U.S. territories such as American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This Program is made possible through major support from the Art Fund and Terra Foundation for American Art.

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. Art Fund is independently funded, supported by Art Partners, donors, trusts and foundations and the 130,000 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 2022 is Horniman Museums & Gardens. www.artfund.org.

ABOUT TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART

The Terra Foundation for American Art, established in 1978 and having offices in Chicago and Paris, supports organizations and individuals locally and globally with the aim of fostering intercultural dialogues and encouraging transformative practices that expand narratives of American art, through the foundation’s 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 careers 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.

AAMC Foundation is presenting two versions of the EPIC program that you can apply to. This is the application for the edition of:

EPIC U.K. and U.S.: Partnering curators from the U.S., and England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and/or Wales working in any field of art.

The 2023 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 museum sector and deepen international relationships through creating opportunities for genuine exchange and learning.

Apply for one of two roles within the EPIC U.K. and U.S. partnership edition:

  • 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. Awardees are required to adhere to the International applications are encouraged and desired, within the bounds of all applicable U.S. laws. At this time 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), as well as China and Russia. This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
    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.
  • 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 between May 1 and November 1, 2023.
  • 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.
    • One in-person visit by the U.S. Liaison to the International Awardees institution.
    • These visits must take place before November 1, 2023.
    • These trips cannot exceed more than 5 days. Funding is provided for these trips and accommodations, along with a per-diem.
    • All trips must be booked and approved at least 8 weeks in advance.
  • Participants receive complimentary registration, travel and accommodation for up to six days to attend the 2023 Art Curators Conference and Alumni Reception held in NYC, May 6-9, 2023.
  • Both EPIC U.K. and U.S. pairings will work together as a cohort 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, as well as a final report and program evaluation survey at the end of the program, in December 2023.

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.
  • Individuals who are independent curators, or believe that they may not be affiliated with the same organization as when they apply throughout the duration of the program, are eligible. 
  • Only individuals that are not currently receiving funding in a fellowship AAMC Foundation program are eligible to apply. This includes current participants in the Mentorship Program, Engagement Program for International Curators, Professional Alliance for Curators of Color, and Conference Fellowships for Curators.
  • Those applying are required to commit to participating in all program components at the time of application, including all the deadlines (non-negotiable).
  • Awardees are required to adhere to the bounds of all applicable U.S. laws. At this time 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), as well as China and Russia. This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
  • U.K. AWARDEES must be curators working in 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 the U.S. Virgin Islands.

DEADLINE

  • Applications for the AAMC Foundation’s EPIC, U.S. Art edition program, open on Wednesday, October 15, 2022 and the final deadline for submitting an application is 12pm ET on Friday, January 13, 2023.
  • 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.
  • Accepted applications will be notified no later than January 24, 2023.

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.”
  • Candidates are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • Those that are able to 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.

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. Art Fund is independently funded, supported by Art Partners, donors, trusts and foundations and the 130,000 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 2022 is Horniman Museums & Gardens. www.artfund.org.

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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AAMC Foundation is presenting two versions of the EPIC program that you can apply to. This is the application for the edition of:

EPIC U.S. and International Curators: Partnering U.S. and International curators working on U.S. Art

The 2023 EPIC edition for curators working on U.S. Art will award two International Awardees and two U.S. Liaisons.  The program seeks to amplify voices from curators working within collections, exhibitions and/or projects in development that explore historical art of the United States, including Native American arts. We support projects from historical to contemporary art. Projects focused on contemporary art should offer a critical and reflective engagement with histories, arts, and/or art histories associated with American contexts.

including Indigenous Art and Latinx Art, within the AAMC Foundation and the wider U.S. museum sector, as well as deepen international relationships through creating opportunities for genuine exchange and learning.

Apply for one of two roles within the EPIC U.S. and International Curators edition:

  • International Awardees must live and work outside of the United States. They must be working with or working on a project focusing on historic American Art 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. Awardees are required to adhere to theInternational applications are encouraged and desired, within the bounds of all applicable U.S. laws. At this time 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), as well as China and Russia. This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
    To apply to be an International Awardee, please click here
  • U.S. Liaisons must live and work in the United States. They must be working with or working on a project focusing on historic American Art 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 between May 1 and November 1, 2023.
  • There will be TWO in-person visits during the program:
    • One in-person visit by the International Awardee at the U.S. Liaison’s institution.
    • One in-person visit by the U.S. Liaison to the International Awardees institution.
    • These visits must take place before November 1, 2023.
    • These trips are not expected to last any more than 5 days. Funding is provided for these trips and accommodations, along with a per-diem.
    • All trips must be booked and approved at least 8 weeks in advance.
  • Participants receive complimentary registration, travel and accommodation for up to six days to attend the 2023 Art Curators Conference and Alumni Reception held in NYC, May 6-9, 2023.
  • Both EPIC International and U.S. pairings will work together as a cohort 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, as well as a final report and program evaluation survey at the end of the program, in December 2023.

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.
  • Only individuals that are not currently receiving funding in a fellowship AAMC Foundation program are eligible to apply. This includes current participants in the Mentorship Program, Engagement Program for International Curators, Professional Alliance for Curators of Color, and Conference Fellowships for Curators.
  • Those applying must be nonprofit curators around the globe having worked or currently working within collections, exhibitions and/or projects in development that explore visual arts projects that focus on expanded narratives of arts of the United States, including Native American arts, and engage in inclusive and equitable practices that lead to structural change. This includes projects from historical to contemporary. Projects focused on contemporary art should offer a critical and reflective engagement with histories, arts, and/or art histories associated with American contexts.
  • Applicants must be able to commit to participating in all program components at the time of application, including all the deadlines (non-negotiable).
  • Awardees are required to adhere to the bounds of all applicable U.S. laws. At this time 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), as well as China and Russia. This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
  • INTERNATIONAL AWARDEES must live and work in any country but the United States.
  • 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 the U.S. Virgin Islands.

DEADLINE

  • Applications for the AAMC Foundation’s EPIC, U.S. Art edition program, open on Wednesday, October 15, 2022 and the final deadline for submitting an application is 12pm ET on Friday, January 13, 2023.
  • 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.
  • Accepted applications will be notified no later than January 24, 2023.

VETTING PROCESS & CRITERIA

The International 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.”
  • Candidates are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • Those that are able to 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.

ABOUT TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART

The Terra Foundation for American Art, established in 1978 and having offices in Chicago and Paris, supports organizations and individuals locally and globally with the aim of fostering intercultural dialogues and encouraging transformative practices that expand narratives of American art, through the foundation’s 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, collaboration, professional development, and career advancement. 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 the public, media, and museum profession.

Apply to be an International Awardee >

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Return to the Main EPIC page, please click here>

AAMC Foundation is presenting two versions of the EPIC program that you can apply to. This is the application for the edition of:
EPIC U.K. and U.S.: Partnering curators from the U.S., and England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and/or Wales working in any field of art.
The 2023 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 museum sector and deepen international relationships through creating opportunities for genuine exchange and learning.
Apply for one of two roles within the EPIC U.K. and U.S. partnership edition:

  • 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. Awardees are required to adhere to the International applications are encouraged and desired, within the bounds of all applicable U.S. laws. At this time 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), as well as China and Russia. This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
  • 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

  • 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 between May 1 and November 1, 2023.
  • 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.
    • One in-person visit by the U.S. Liaison to the International Awardees institution.
    • These visits must take place before November 1, 2023.
    • These trips cannot exceed more than 5 days. Funding is provided for these trips and accommodations, along with a per-diem.
    • All trips must be booked and approved at least 8 weeks in advance.

     

  • Participants receive complimentary registration, travel and accommodation for up to six days to attend the 2023 Art Curators Conference and Alumni Reception held in NYC, May 6-9, 2023.
  • Both EPIC U.K. and U.S. pairings will work together as a cohort 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, as well as a final report and program evaluation survey at the end of the program, in December 2023.

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.
  • Individuals who are independent curators, or believe that they may not be affiliated with the same organization as when they apply throughout the duration of the program, are eligible. 
  • Only individuals that are not currently receiving funding in a fellowship AAMC Foundation program are eligible to apply. This includes current participants in the Mentorship Program, Engagement Program for International Curators, Professional Alliance for Curators of Color, and Conference Fellowships for Curators.
  • Those applying are required to commit to participating in all program components at the time of application, including all the deadlines (non-negotiable).
  • Awardees are required to adhere to the bounds of all applicable U.S. laws. At this time 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), as well as China and Russia. This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
  • U.K. AWARDEES must be curators working in 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 the U.S. Virgin Islands.

DEADLINE

  • Applications for the AAMC Foundation’s EPIC, U.S. Art edition program, open on Wednesday, October 15, 2022 and the final deadline for submitting an application is 12pm ET on Friday, January 13, 2023.
  • 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.
  • Accepted applications will be notified no later than January 24, 2023.

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.”
  • Candidates are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • Those that are able to 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.

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. Art Fund is independently funded, supported by Art Partners, donors, trusts and foundations and the 130,000 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 2022 is Horniman Museums & Gardens. www.artfund.org.
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.

Return to the Main EPIC page, please click here>

AAMC Foundation is presenting two versions of the EPIC program that you can apply to. This is the application for the edition of:
EPIC U.K. and U.S.: Partnering curators from the U.S., and England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and/or Wales working in any field of art.
The 2023 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 museum sector and deepen international relationships through creating opportunities for genuine exchange and learning.
Apply for one of two roles within the EPIC U.K. and U.S. partnership edition:

  • 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. Awardees are required to adhere to the International applications are encouraged and desired, within the bounds of all applicable U.S. laws. At this time 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), as well as China and Russia. This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
  • 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

  • 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 between May 1 and November 1, 2023.
  • 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.
    • One in-person visit by the U.S. Liaison to the International Awardees institution.
    • These visits must take place before November 1, 2023.
    • These trips cannot exceed more than 5 days. Funding is provided for these trips and accommodations, along with a per-diem.
    • All trips must be booked and approved at least 8 weeks in advance.

     

  • Participants receive complimentary registration, travel and accommodation for up to six days to attend the 2023 Art Curators Conference and Alumni Reception held in NYC, May 6-9, 2023.
  • Both EPIC U.K. and U.S. pairings will work together as a cohort 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, as well as a final report and program evaluation survey at the end of the program, in December 2023.

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.
  • Individuals who are independent curators, or believe that they may not be affiliated with the same organization as when they apply throughout the duration of the program, are eligible. 
  • Only individuals that are not currently receiving funding in a fellowship AAMC Foundation program are eligible to apply. This includes current participants in the Mentorship Program, Engagement Program for International Curators, Professional Alliance for Curators of Color, and Conference Fellowships for Curators.
  • Those applying are required to commit to participating in all program components at the time of application, including all the deadlines (non-negotiable).
  • Awardees are required to adhere to the bounds of all applicable U.S. laws. At this time 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), as well as China and Russia. This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
  • U.K. AWARDEES must be curators working in 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 the U.S. Virgin Islands.

DEADLINE

  • Applications for the AAMC Foundation’s EPIC, U.S. Art edition program, open on Wednesday, October 15, 2022 and the final deadline for submitting an application is 12pm ET on Friday, January 13, 2023.
  • 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.
  • Accepted applications will be notified no later than January 24, 2023.

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.”
  • Candidates are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • Those that are able to 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.

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. Art Fund is independently funded, supported by Art Partners, donors, trusts and foundations and the 130,000 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 2022 is Horniman Museums & Gardens. www.artfund.org.
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.

Return to the Main EPIC page, please click here>

AAMC Foundation is presenting two versions of the EPIC program that you can apply to. This is the application for the edition of:
EPIC U.S. and International Curators: Partnering U.S. and International curators working on U.S. Art
The 2023 EPIC edition for curators working on U.S. Art will award two International Awardees and two U.S. Liaisons.  The program seeks to amplify voices from curators working within collections, exhibitions and/or projects in development that explore historical art of the United States, including Native American arts. We support projects from historical to contemporary art. Projects focused on contemporary art should offer a critical and reflective engagement with histories, arts, and/or art histories associated with American contexts.
including Indigenous Art and Latinx Art, within the AAMC Foundation and the wider U.S. museum sector, as well as deepen international relationships through creating opportunities for genuine exchange and learning.
Apply for one of two roles within the EPIC U.S. and International Curators edition:

  • International Awardees must live and work outside of the United States. They must be working with or working on a project focusing on historic American Art 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. Awardees are required to adhere to theInternational applications are encouraged and desired, within the bounds of all applicable U.S. laws. At this time 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), as well as China and Russia. This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
  • U.S. Liaisons must live and work in the United States. They must be working with or working on a project focusing on historic American Art 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 between May 1 and November 1, 2023.
  • There will be TWO in-person visits during the program:    
    • One in-person visit by the International Awardee at the U.S. Liaison’s institution.
    • One in-person visit by the U.S. Liaison to the International Awardees institution.
    • These visits must take place before November 1, 2023.
    • These trips are not expected to last any more than 5 days. Funding is provided for these trips and accommodations, along with a per-diem.
    • All trips must be booked and approved at least 8 weeks in advance.

     

  • Participants receive complimentary registration, travel and accommodation for up to six days to attend the 2023 Art Curators Conference and Alumni Reception held in NYC, May 6-9, 2023.
  • Both EPIC International and U.S. pairings will work together as a cohort 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, as well as a final report and program evaluation survey at the end of the program, in December 2023.

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.
  • Only individuals that are not currently receiving funding in a fellowship AAMC Foundation program are eligible to apply. This includes current participants in the Mentorship Program, Engagement Program for International Curators, Professional Alliance for Curators of Color, and Conference Fellowships for Curators.
  • Those applying must be nonprofit curators around the globe having worked or currently working within collections, exhibitions and/or projects in development that explore visual arts projects that focus on expanded narratives of arts of the United States, including Native American arts, and engage in inclusive and equitable practices that lead to structural change. This includes projects from historical to contemporary. Projects focused on contemporary art should offer a critical and reflective engagement with histories, arts, and/or art histories associated with American contexts.
  • Applicants must be able to commit to participating in all program components at the time of application, including all the deadlines (non-negotiable).
  • Awardees are required to adhere to the bounds of all applicable U.S. laws. At this time 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), as well as China and Russia. This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
  • INTERNATIONAL AWARDEES must live and work in any country but the United States.
  • 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 the U.S. Virgin Islands.

DEADLINE

  • Applications for the AAMC Foundation’s EPIC, U.S. Art edition program, open on Wednesday, October 15, 2022 and the final deadline for submitting an application is 12pm ET on Friday, January 13, 2023.
  • 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.
  • Accepted applications will be notified no later than January 24, 2023.

VETTING PROCESS & CRITERIA
The International 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.”
  • Candidates are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • Those that are able to 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.

ABOUT TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART
The Terra Foundation for American Art, established in 1978 and having offices in Chicago and Paris, supports organizations and individuals locally and globally with the aim of fostering intercultural dialogues and encouraging transformative practices that expand narratives of American art, through the foundation’s 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, collaboration, professional development, and career advancement. 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 the public, media, and museum profession.

Return to the Main EPIC page, please click here>

AAMC Foundation is presenting two versions of the EPIC program that you can apply to. This is the application for the edition of:
EPIC U.S. and International Curators: Partnering U.S. and International curators working on U.S. Art
The 2023 EPIC edition for curators working on U.S. Art will award two International Awardees and two U.S. Liaisons.  The program seeks to amplify voices from curators working within collections, exhibitions and/or projects in development that explore historical art of the United States, including Native American arts. We support projects from historical to contemporary art. Projects focused on contemporary art should offer a critical and reflective engagement with histories, arts, and/or art histories associated with American contexts.
including Indigenous Art and Latinx Art, within the AAMC Foundation and the wider U.S. museum sector, as well as deepen international relationships through creating opportunities for genuine exchange and learning.
Apply for one of two roles within the EPIC U.S. and International Curators edition:

  • International Awardees must live and work outside of the United States. They must be working with or working on a project focusing on historic American Art 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. Awardees are required to adhere to theInternational applications are encouraged and desired, within the bounds of all applicable U.S. laws. At this time 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), as well as China and Russia. This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
  • U.S. Liaisons must live and work in the United States. They must be working with or working on a project focusing on historic American Art 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 between May 1 and November 1, 2023.
  • There will be TWO in-person visits during the program:    
    • One in-person visit by the International Awardee at the U.S. Liaison’s institution.
    • One in-person visit by the U.S. Liaison to the International Awardees institution.
    • These visits must take place before November 1, 2023.
    • These trips are not expected to last any more than 5 days. Funding is provided for these trips and accommodations, along with a per-diem.
    • All trips must be booked and approved at least 8 weeks in advance.

     

  • Participants receive complimentary registration, travel and accommodation for up to six days to attend the 2023 Art Curators Conference and Alumni Reception held in NYC, May 6-9, 2023.
  • Both EPIC International and U.S. pairings will work together as a cohort 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, as well as a final report and program evaluation survey at the end of the program, in December 2023.

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.
  • Only individuals that are not currently receiving funding in a fellowship AAMC Foundation program are eligible to apply. This includes current participants in the Mentorship Program, Engagement Program for International Curators, Professional Alliance for Curators of Color, and Conference Fellowships for Curators.
  • Those applying must be nonprofit curators around the globe having worked or currently working within collections, exhibitions and/or projects in development that explore visual arts projects that focus on expanded narratives of arts of the United States, including Native American arts, and engage in inclusive and equitable practices that lead to structural change. This includes projects from historical to contemporary. Projects focused on contemporary art should offer a critical and reflective engagement with histories, arts, and/or art histories associated with American contexts.
  • Applicants must be able to commit to participating in all program components at the time of application, including all the deadlines (non-negotiable).
  • Awardees are required to adhere to the bounds of all applicable U.S. laws. At this time 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), as well as China and Russia. This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
  • INTERNATIONAL AWARDEES must live and work in any country but the United States.
  • 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 the U.S. Virgin Islands.

DEADLINE

  • Applications for the AAMC Foundation’s EPIC, U.S. Art edition program, open on Wednesday, October 15, 2022 and the final deadline for submitting an application is 12pm ET on Friday, January 13, 2023.
  • 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.
  • Accepted applications will be notified no later than January 24, 2023.

VETTING PROCESS & CRITERIA
The International 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.”
  • Candidates are encouraged and desired from those representative of diversity by self-identifiers, including race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • Those that are able to 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.

ABOUT TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART
The Terra Foundation for American Art, established in 1978 and having offices in Chicago and Paris, supports organizations and individuals locally and globally with the aim of fostering intercultural dialogues and encouraging transformative practices that expand narratives of American art, through the foundation’s 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, collaboration, professional development, and career advancement. 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 the public, media, and museum profession.

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