Each year the AAMC is honored to award Conference Travel Fellowships for curators to attend our Annual Conference and Meeting. Since 2010 alone, over 200 individual Curatorial Travel Fellowships have been awarded. This year we are proud to offer two opportunities the Conference Travel Fellowship for Junior Curators the Art Fund & AAMC Conference Travel Fellowship for UK-based curators. Please note, each fellowship has its own application, so do ensure you are applying in the correct category. Click here to return to the AAMC Application Main Page.
ART FUND & AAMC CONFERENCE TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP
Art Fund & AAMC Conference Travel Fellowships are a collaboration between Art Fund and AAMC Foundation, to enable UK curators to travel, network and develop relationships with their international peers. To be eligible for a Art Fund & AAMC Conference Travel Fellowship, made possible through funding from Art Fund, applicants who live and work in the United Kingdom. Curators without existing strong ties to US partners and the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. Applications from curators without access travel funding or professional development support are particularly encouraged. Multiple curators from one museum are eligible. A total of eight, UK curators will be awarded these fellowships in 2019.
Following the Conference, Art Fund & AAMC Conference Travel fellows will be invited to submit an application directly to Art Fund for Research & Development grants to continue to advance conversations and projects explored through their fellowship.
At the time of application, Fellows must be able to commit to attending the AAMC & AAMC Foundation’s Annual Conference & Meeting, from May 4-7, 2019 in New York City. For information about the 2019 Conference, including a full schedule, hotel blocks, flight discount information, and registration, click here.
Art Fund & AAMC Conference Travel Fellowship benefits include:
- A flat stipend ($2,765 USD) to be used towards Conference registration and event fees, travel (airfare, train, etc), accommodations, and per diems. While AAMC will be on hand to assist, fellows are responsible for independently registering for Conference activities, and are expected to pay all fees associated with that registration directly. Fellowship awarded funding can be used for these fees.
- Pairing with a peer US-based curator to offer collegial partnership throughout the Conference.
- One invitation to join the 2019 AAMC & AAMC Foundation Program Alumni Reception, a networking event allowing Fellows to connect with others engaged in professional development and with AAMC, as well as current and past AAMC Board and Committee members. It is currently slated for Sunday, May 5, 2019 while the Conference is in session.
- Complimentary 2-year AAMC membership, giving full access to all our professional development activities, interactive website which includes professional resources, our salary survey, and a member forum and directory.
All fellows are expected to submit a final report, and Program evaluation survey. Follow-up and commitments beyond the Program would continue through an invitation to submit a Research & Development grant to Art Fund over the Summer 2019 in addition to personal invitations to future AAMC & AAMC Foundation Annual Program Alumni Receptions.
- All applicants must be art curators at non-profit organizations, with direct responsibility for works of art. In addition, curators and others that work a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations will be considered. Please note that curators working in four wall collecting and non-collecting, community based, and non-four wall organizations, at any location in the globe are eligible.
- Applicants must live and work in the United Kingdom.
- Curators without existing strong ties to US partners and the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program.
- Applications from curators without access travel funding, and curators without professional development support are particularly encouraged to apply.
- All applicants must be able to commit to participating in the full Conference program (May 4-7, 2019 in New York City) at the time of application, including the all deadlines (non-negotiable), timelines, and travel. A stipend is granted as part of this Program to accommodate the travel requirements.
Applications for the Art Fund & AAMC Conference Travel Fellowship opens on Thursday, January 10, 2019 and the final deadline for submitting and application is 12pm ET on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
Please ensure you fill out all of the required questions below, which are indicated with a red asterisk. An incomplete or late submission will result in the application not being reviewed by the jurors. There are no exceptions to this rule.
ABOUT ART FUND
Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. In the past five years alone Art Fund has given £34 million to help museums and galleries acquire works of art for their collections. Art Fund is independently funded, with the core of its income provided by 139,000 members who receive the National Art Pass and enjoy free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, as well as 50% off entry to major exhibitions and subscription to Art Quarterly magazine. In addition to grant giving, Art Fund’s support to museums includes Art Fund Museum of the Year (won by Tate St Ives in 2018) and a range of digital platforms. Find out more about Art Fund and the National Art Pass at www.artfund.org.