OVERVIEW

The Engagement Program for International Curators is a 12-month Program accepting TWO non-US based curators (International Awardees) and TWO US-based curators (US Liasons) working on or having worked within exhibitions and projects that explore historic American Art (c. 1500-1980), including painting; sculpture; works on paper, including prints, drawing and photography; decorative arts; and excluding architecture; design; and performance. 

Each International Awardee is paired with a US Liaison for a year-long partnership (beginning January 2019) dedicated to professional development and exchange in areas of advancement including but not limited to research, project management, leadership development, cross-border exhibitions, loans, fundraising, marketing, dealer and donor relationships. The Program includes travel funding for Awardees, a participant stipend for US Liaisons, networking, and other benefits, which are outlined below in greater detail. Two pairings are awarded each year.


PROGRAM COMPONENTS

1. Partnership between US Liaison & International Awardee

  • The pairing will discuss and develop the goals submitted within the Awardee’s application. While we welcome goals oriented around developing scholarly pursuits within the American Art parameters outlined above, we are seeking goals that focus on overall curatorial career and professional skill development. Areas of advancement could include research, project management, leadership development, cross-border exhibitions, loans, fundraising, marketing, dealer and donor relationships, and other such areas.
  • The pairing will define and maintain regular correspondence, with at least two conversations to take place over AAMC's Zoom video conference platform.
  • The pairing will have one in-person meeting at the US Liaison’s institution, between October and December 2019. The Awardee receives a $2,750 travel stipend for this trip, which not expected to last more than 5 business days.


2. Travel Funding to our Annual Conference

The Program provides the Awardee with a travel stipend and complimentary registration for AAMC & AAMC Foundation’s Annual Conference & Meeting, May 4-7, 2019, NYC. A $2,500 stipend is provided to each Awardee to travel to the Conference.


3. AAMC Membership

AAMC will arrange a complimentary 1-year membership for each Awardee, giving full access to all our professional development activities, interactive website which includes professional resources, our salary survey, and a member forum and directory. 


4. Webinar Presentation by Program Participants

The two pairings of Awardee and Liaisons will meet virtually, organized and overseen by AAMC, to develop a webinar for the full AAMC membership. The four individuals will then develop the content and speakers for the program on a topic approved by AAMC. The webinar should take place in September 2019.


5. Annual Program Alumni Reception

Bringing together Program participants through an alumni reception is an important part of continuing to layer opportunities for discussions, collaborations, and support. The event is on Sunday, May 5, 2019, NYC.


6. Reporting and Follow-up

All participants are expected to submit a mid-program check-in, final report, and Program evaluation survey. Follow-up and commitments beyond the 12-month Program would continue as email introductions are made to incoming Program participants and through personal invitations to future Annual Program Alumni Receptions.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants must be art curators at non-profit organizations, with direct responsibility for works of art. In addition, curators and others that work a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations will be considered. Please note that curators working in four wall collecting and non-collecting, community based, and non-four wall organizations, at any location in the globe are eligible.
  • All applicants must be with or have worked with exhibitions, collections, and projects that explore historic American Art (c. 1500-1980), including painting; sculpture; works on paper, including prints, drawing and photography; decorative arts; and excluding architecture; design; and performance.
  • All applicants must be able to commit to participating in a 12-month Program at the time of application, including the all deadlines (non-negotiable), timelines, and travel. A stipend is granted as part of this Program to accommodate the travel requirements.


DEADLINE

Applications for the AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators opens on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 and the final deadline for submitting and application is 12pm ET on Monday, November 5, 2018. 

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


ABOUT TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART

The Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences. Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art, the foundation provides opportunities for interaction and study, beginning with the presentation and growth of its own art collection in Chicago. To further cross-cultural dialogue on American art, the foundation supports and collaborates on innovative exhibitions, research, and educational programs. Implicit in such activities is the belief that art has the potential to both distinguish cultures and to unite them.

OVERVIEW 

The Engagement Program for International Curators is a 12-month Program accepting TWO non-US based curators (International Awardees) and TWO US-based curators (US Liaisons) working on or having worked within exhibitions and projects that explore historic American Art (c. 1500-1980), including painting; sculpture; works on paper, including prints, drawing and photography; decorative arts; and excluding architecture; design; and performance. 

Each International Awardee is paired with a US Liaison for a year-long partnership (beginning January 2019) dedicated to professional development and exchange in areas of advancement including but not limited to research, project management, leadership development, cross-border exhibitions, loans, fundraising, marketing, dealer and donor relationships. The Program includes travel funding for Awardees, a participant stipend for US Liaisons, networking, and other benefits, which are outlined below in greater detail. Two pairings are awarded each year.


PROGRAM COMPONENTS

1. Partnership between US Liaison & International Awardee

  • The pairing will discuss and develop the goals submitted within the Awardee’s application. While we welcome goals oriented around developing scholarly pursuits within the American Art parameters outlined above, we are seeking goals that focus on overall curatorial career and professional skill development. Areas of advancement could include research, project management, leadership development, cross-border exhibitions, loans, fundraising, marketing, dealer and donor relationships, and other such areas.
  • The pairing will define and maintain regular correspondence, with at least two conversations to take place over AAMC's Zoom video conference platform.
  • The pairing will have one in-person meeting at the US Liaison’s institution, between October and December 2019. This trip is not expected to last more than 5 business days.


2. AAMC Membership

AAMC will arrange a complimentary 1-year membership for each Liaison, giving full access to all our professional development activities, interactive website which includes professional resources, our salary survey, and a member forum and directory. 


3. Webinar Presentation by Program Participants

The two pairings of Awardee and Liaisons will meet virtually, organized and overseen by AAMC, to develop a webinar for the full AAMC membership. The four individuals will then develop the content and speakers for the program on a topic approved by AAMC. The webinar should take place in September 2019.


4. Annual Program Alumni Reception

Bringing together Program participants through an alumni reception is an important part of continuing to layer opportunities for discussions, collaborations, and support. The event is on Sunday, May 5, 2019, NYC.


5. Participation Stipend

US Liasons receive a stipend of $500 for the commitment to and participation in the program.


6. Reporting and Follow-up

All participants are expected to submit a mid-program check-in, final report, and Program evaluation survey. Follow-up and commitments beyond the 12-month Program would continue as email introductions are made to incoming Program participants and through personal invitations to future Annual Program Alumni Receptions.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants must be art curators at non-profit organizations, with direct responsibility for works of art. In addition, curators and others that work a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations will be considered. Please note that curators working in four wall collecting and non-collecting, community based, and non-four wall organizations, at any location in the globe are eligible.
  • All applicants must be with or have worked with exhibitions, collections and projects that explore historic American Art (c. 1500-1980), including painting; sculpture; works on paper, including prints, drawing and photography; decorative arts; and excluding architecture; design; and performance.
  • All applicants must be able to commit to participating in a 12-month Program at the time of application, including the all deadlines (non-negotiable), timelines, and travel. 
  • The pairing will have one in-person meeting at the US Liaison’s institution, between October and December 2019. As such, US Liasions must be able to commit to hosting the International Awardee at the time of application.


DEADLINE

Applications for the AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators opens on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 and the final deadline for submitting and application is 12pm ET on Monday, November 5, 2018. 

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


ABOUT TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART

The Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences. Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art, the foundation provides opportunities for interaction and study, beginning with the presentation and growth of its own art collection in Chicago. To further cross-cultural dialogue on American art, the foundation supports and collaborates on innovative exhibitions, research, and educational programs. Implicit in such activities is the belief that art has the potential to both distinguish cultures and to unite them.

GUIDELINES

We encourage nominations for excellent Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogues by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations must have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2018 and written by curator(s) in the non-profit sector.  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.

Each nominator or nominee must mail 3-5 print copies of the nominated publication to the jurors (one copy each). Addresses will be sent to nominators upon the submission of this form. It is the responsibility of the nominee or nominator to ensure copies are received in hand (not postmarked) NO LATER THAN Friday, December 14, 2018. Late arrivals will not be accepted.

Competitive Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria:

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Content that is curator-driven, i.e. researched, well-written, vetted, and perhaps peer-reviewed (the latter if applicable). 
  • References, comparative images, conservation information, etc.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, contemporary social issues. 
  • 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 REQUIREMENTS 

  • All Printed Catalogue or Publications must have been published between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.


NOMINATING NOTE

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.  If the sample of the publication is not delivered to the jurors on Friday December 14, 2018 they will not be considered in the vetting process.  There are no exceptions to this rule.


VETTING PROCESS  

AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and 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. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

We encourage nominations for excellent Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogues by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations must have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2018 and written by curator(s) in the non-profit sector.  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.

Each nominator or nominee must mail 3-5 print copies of the nominated publication to the jurors (one copy each). Addresses will be sent to nominators upon the submission of this form. It is the responsibility of the nominee or nominator to ensure copies are received in hand (not postmarked) NO LATER THAN Friday, December 14, 2018. Late arrivals will not be accepted.

Competitive Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria: 

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Content that is curator-driven, i.e. researched, well-written, vetted, and perhaps peer-reviewed (the latter if applicable). 
  • References, comparative images, conservation information, etc.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, contemporary social issues. 
  • 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 REQUIREMENTS  

  • All Printed Catalogue or Publications must have been published between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.

 
NOMINATING NOTE

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

 

DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.  If the sample of the publication is not delivered to the jurors on Friday December 14, 2018 they will not be considered in the vetting process.  There are no exceptions to this rule.


VETTING PROCESS 

AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and 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. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

We encourage nominations for excellent Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogues by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations must have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2018 and written by curator(s) in the non-profit sector.  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.

Each nominator or nominee must mail 3-5 print copies of the nominated publication to the jurors (one copy each). Addresses will be sent to nominators upon the submission of this form. It is the responsibility of the nominee or nominator to ensure copies are received in hand (not postmarked) NO LATER THAN Friday, December 14, 2018. Late arrivals will not be accepted.

Competitive Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria: 

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Content that is curator-driven, i.e. researched, well-written, vetted, and perhaps peer-reviewed (the latter if applicable). 
  • References, comparative images, conservation information, etc.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, contemporary social issues. 
  • 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 REQUIREMENTS  

  • All Printed Catalogue or Publications must have been published between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.

 
NOMINATING NOTE 

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

 

DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.  If the sample of the publication is not delivered to the jurors on Friday December 14, 2018 they will not be considered in the vetting process.  There are no exceptions to this rule.


VETTING PROCESS 

AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and 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. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

We encourage nominations for excellent Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogues by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations must have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2018 and written by curator(s) in the non-profit sector.  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.

Each nominator or nominee must mail 3-5 print copies of the nominated publication to the jurors (one copy each). Addresses will be sent to nominators upon the submission of this form. It is the responsibility of the nominee or nominator to ensure copies are received in hand (not postmarked) NO LATER THAN Friday, December 14, 2018. Late arrivals will not be accepted.

Competitive Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue nominations should look to contain the following elements that are included within our vetting criteria: 

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Content that is curator-driven, i.e. researched, well-written, vetted, and perhaps peer-reviewed (the latter if applicable). 
  • References, comparative images, conservation information, etc.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, contemporary social issues. 
  • 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 REQUIREMENTS 

  • All Printed Catalogue or Publications must have been published between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.

 
NOMINATING NOTE 

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

 
DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.  If the sample of the publication is not delivered to the jurors on Friday December 14, 2018 they will not be considered in the vetting process.  There are no exceptions to this rule.

VETTING PROCESS 

AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and 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. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

AAMC is currently accepting nominations for outstanding Exhibitions or Installations by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Exhibitions or Installations must have been on view between January 1 and December 31, 2018 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 welcome international submissions. The exhibition or installation must have been created by curators in the non-profit sector.  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 topics can be looking 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 thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Well-chosen artworks, relative to both the exhibition or installation thesis as well as the public interest.
  • Connections to timely, contemporary social issues and advances the understanding of its content in new and engaging ways.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing boundaries and the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging exhibition design elements, including but not limited to incorporation of technology, interactive elements, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

  • All exhibitions must have been on view between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.


NOMINATING NOTE

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.


VETTING PROCESS

AAMC & AAMC Foundation support advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and 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. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

AAMC is currently accepting nominations for outstanding Exhibitions or Installations by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Exhibitions or Installations must have been on view between January 1 and December 31, 2018 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 welcome international submissions. The exhibition or installation must have been created by curators in the non-profit sector.  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 topics can be looking 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 thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Well-chosen artworks, relative to both the exhibition or installation thesis as well as the public interest.
  • Connections to timely, contemporary social issues and advances the understanding of its content in new and engaging ways.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing boundaries and the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging exhibition design elements, including but not limited to incorporation of technology, interactive elements, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.

 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
 

  • All exhibitions must have been on view between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.

 
NOMINATING NOTE

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

 
DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.


VETTING PROCESS

AAMC & AAMC Foundation support advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and 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. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

AAMC is currently accepting nominations for outstanding Exhibitions or Installations by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Exhibitions or Installations must have been on view between January 1 and December 31, 2018 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 welcome international submissions. The exhibition or installation must have been created by curators in the non-profit sector.  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 topics can be looking 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 thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Well-chosen artworks, relative to both the exhibition or installation thesis as well as the public interest.
  • Connections to timely, contemporary social issues and advances the understanding of its content in new and engaging ways.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing boundaries and the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging exhibition design elements, including but not limited to incorporation of technology, interactive elements, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.

 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS  

  • All exhibitions must have been on view between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.

 
NOMINATING NOTE 

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

 
DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.

VETTING PROCESS

AAMC & AAMC Foundation support advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and 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. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

AAMC is currently accepting nominations for outstanding Exhibitions or Installations by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Exhibitions or Installations must have been on view between January 1 and December 31, 2018 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 welcome international submissions. The exhibition or installation must have been created by curators in the non-profit sector.  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 topics can be looking 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 thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Well-chosen artworks, relative to both the exhibition or installation thesis as well as the public interest.
  • Connections to timely, contemporary social issues and advances the understanding of its content in new and engaging ways.
  • New methodologies and innovative concepts, pushing boundaries and the subject matter forward.
  • Accessible, inclusive, and engaging exhibition design elements, including but not limited to incorporation of technology, interactive elements, translated materials, and inclusive or universal design.

 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

  • All exhibitions must have been on view between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.

 
NOMINATING NOTE

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.

 
DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.

VETTING PROCESS

AAMC & AAMC Foundation support advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and 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. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

AAMC is currently accepting nominations for outstanding Articles or Essays by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Articles or Essays must be published between January 1 and December 31, 2018 written by curators in the non-profit sector.  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 be focused on any topic and/or field.

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

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Content and approach that is curator-driven, i.e. researched, well-written, persuasive, vetted, and perhaps peer-reviewed (the latter if applicable). 
  • Connections to timely, contemporary social issues and that advances the understanding of its content in new and engaging ways.
  • 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 REQUIREMENTS 

  • Article or Essay must be published between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.


NOMINATING NOTES

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.


VETTING PROCESS 

AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and 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. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

GUIDELINES

AAMC is currently accepting nominations for outstanding Digital Publications by both affiliated and independent curators that offer new methodologies, consider the public’s understanding, and advance the field. 

Digital Publications must have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2018 developed by curators in the non-profit sector.  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.

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

  • A clearly presented thesis that is well-researched, comprehensible, and respondent to issues of inclusivity within museums and arts organizations.
  • Content that is curator-driven, i.e. researched, well-written, vetted, and perhaps peer-reviewed (the latter if applicable). 
  • Contain all the elements of a printed scholarly work (references, comparative images, conservation information, etc.).
  • Takes advantage of digital technologies, such as, interactive material, zoomable images, responsive design for multiple devices, overlays of conservation documentation, links to archival and/or other documentary material including audio or video.
  • Connections/reflections to timely, contemporary social issues. 
  • 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.
  • Be time-stamped or fixed for eligibility upon first introduction as a publication in 2018 (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 REQUIREMENTS 

  • Digital Publications must be published between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Nominations for all awards must be made by a current AAMC member and can only be submitted through this portal.
  • Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. If you have concerns about this, please contact the AAMC offices and visit our website to review criteria for membership. Only curators can receive the award.


NOMINATING NOTE

  • Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. 
  • A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or many categories. 
  • Complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. An incomplete entry will NOT be accepted or reviewed.


DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and the final deadline for nominations is 12pm ET on Friday December 14, 2018.  Any late submissions and late material will result in the nomination not being reviewed by the jurors.


VETTING PROCESS 

AAMC & AAMC Foundation supports advancing inclusion and access throughout our entire organization, the curatorial field, and 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. 

We seek work that is within scholarly standards but that offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Importantly, we seek curatorial work that supports inclusion and access.  It is the content and presentation of the nominations that is celebrated by these Awards.

Those selected for an Award are notified by AAMC & AAMC Foundation directly and will be asked to confirm attendance at the Conference (which is not required, but encouraged), and exact listings for the Awards. 

Awardees are confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. Attendance at the Conference is not required to receive an Award, but we do hope that Awardees will make every effort to participate.

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