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20 May 2018

Travel Grants for CIMAM's 2018 Annual Conference

The 2018 Annual Conference of CIMAM - International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (an affiliated organisation of ICOM) will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on 2-4 November 2018. Entitled The Museum in Transition, it is hosted jointly by Moderna Museet, Bonniers Konsthall and Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art. Two post-conference tours will be organized to Helsinki, Finland and Oslo, Norway respectively on 5 – 6 November. Thanks to the support of several foundations and partners, CIMAM is able to offer around 12 grants for conference participants.

Conference topic: The Museum in Transition

In the complex and rapidly changing society of today, art institutions face serious challenges. It is arguably harder than ever before for a museum to remain relevant to its growing constituencies. A geographically-expanding art world, new technological possibilities and the need to acknowledge diverse publics and perspectives are key aspects of our contemporary condition to which museums and cultural institutions need to respond. The CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference focuses on the contemporary situation for art institutions in the context of these dynamically shifting technological, cultural, socio-political positions and the challenges of diminishing resources and mixed economies. How can art institutions navigate in this fast-changing world and maintain their ethical positions? In an unstable political landscape, where standards of integrity are questioned daily, how can we revitalize the arguments to stand by the core values of the museum and of CIMAM?

Travel grants

Thanks to the generous support of MALBA–Fundación CostantiniAlserkal ProgrammingV-A-C FoundationSamdani Art Foundation and Byucksan Foundation, CIMAM offers around 12 grants to support the attendance of contemporary art museum professionals to its 2018 Annual Conference. While professionals of all career levels are encouraged to apply, priority is given to junior directors and curators (less than 10 years’ experience). Specific conditions and beneficiaries are established for each travel grant scheme. Of particular interest to ASEMUS members should be the V-A-C Foundation grants, which target directors and curators residing in former Soviet republics (including Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania and the Russian Federation), the Samdani Art Foundation grants, which target directors and curators from South Asian countries, and the Byucksan Foundation grant, which supports directors and curators residing in the Northeast Asia region. The deadline to submit applications is 30 June 2018.

Further information

For additional information about CIMAM's 2018 Annual Conference, please visit Further details about the travel grants are available at