The AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators, made possible by major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, will open its application portal on Tuesday, September 11. Through fostering international relationships between curators, AAMC aims to not only provide opportunities for professional development and exchange, but also expand and strengthen the international curatorial community and amplify the curatorial voice in the global dialogue between museum professionals.
The 12-month Program provides a framework for two curator pairings to interact regularly, reflecting on and developing their self-identified areas of advancement with each other. The Program includes travel funding for International Awardees, a participant stipend for US Liaisons, networking, and more, which are outlined in greater detail in the Program Components area of the application.
At the core of this Program is a year-long partnership between a non-US based curator (International Awardee) and a US-based curator (US Liaison) dedicated to professional development and exchange in areas including but not limited to research, project management, leadership development, cross-border exhibitions, loans, fundraising, marketing, dealer and donor relationships. Two pairings are awarded each year.
All applicants must be art curators working on, planning to work 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. Additional requirements include 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.
Visit the Program page to learn more about the Program's components: https://www.artcurators.org/page/GrantsTerra
The online application for International Awardees and US Liaisons opens on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, and are due by Monday, November 5, 2018 at 12pm ET.