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05 May 2019

CIMAM 2019 Annual Conference - travel grants call

Group of museum professionals at CIMAM 2018 conference

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS! Around 22 Travel Grants are available to young art curators and museum directors to attend #CIMAM2019 Annual Conference hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia this coming November in Sydney.

Grants are restricted to modern and contemporary art museum or collection directors and curators in need of financial help to attend CIMAM’s Annual Conference.

Researchers and independent curators whose field of research and specialization is contemporary art theory, collections and museums and most of their field of professional activity is related to the functions of an art museum, are also eligible. Applicants should not be involved in any kind of commercial or for-profit activity.

Launched in 2005, CIMAM’s Travel Grant Program is designed to foster cooperation and cultural exchange between contemporary art curators and museums directors in emerging and developing economies and their counterparts in other regions of the world.

  • CIMAM’s Travel Grant Program supports individuals’ curatorial and research development through their attendance at the Annual Conference where the most current concerns on contemporary art practices are being discussed.
  • Awarded candidates benefit from unique networking opportunities through interaction and exchange with international museum directors and peers.
  • Successful applicants become members of CIMAM for the triennial they have been awarded allowing continuity and belonging to the most relevant international contemporary art museum community.
  • Beneficiaries’ profiles and reports are announced through CIMAM’s newsletter and website, and are published in the conference booklet and conference report where they receive wide international visibility.

Application is open to any eligible professional in need of support. There are some dedicated grants available to eligible art professionals from Poland, Russian Federation, Korea, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, China, Mongolia, Japan .... and various other countries (see guidelines).

Over the years CIMAM’s travel grantees have constituted a remarkable group of professionals who have later become important protagonists in today’s modern and contemporary art museums and collections.

Since 2005 over 300 young curators and museum directors from emerging economies have been awarded support to attend CIMAM’s Annual Conference.

Deadline: 5 May 2019