Apply now! Travel grants to attend the CIMAM 2016 Annual Conference in Barcelona, 18–20 November

Supported by the Getty Foundation and the Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Thanks to the generous support of the Getty Foundation and the Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, CIMAM offers around 25 travel grants to support the attendance of modern and contemporary art curators and museum or collection directors to CIMAM’s 2016 Annual Conference, Museum and Its Responsibilities that will be held in Barcelona, 18–20 November 2016.

Deadline to submit applications – 14 September 2016 24:00 CET
→ Application Form


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

→ The Getty Foundation: Eligible candidates should be residing in countries with Emerging Market and Developing Economies according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook.

→ The Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros: Eligible candidates should be residing in Central America and the Caribbean.

Researchers and independent curators whose field of research and specialization is contemporary art theory, collections and museums are also eligible. While professionals of all career levels are encouraged to apply, priority is given to junior professionals (less than 10 years’ experience). Applicants having received CIMAM grants from the same grant contributor will not be considered for a new grant before 3 years.

Purpose of the grant

The support is limited to cover conference registration*, travel expenses (round trip economy tickets only) and accommodation in one of the hotels recommended by CIMAM. Distribution of funds is set on a case-by-case basis for each recipient. Funds are exclusively related to support the purpose for which the grant has been awarded.

*Conference registration includes access to all conference sessions, lunches, dinners, refreshment breaks, access to organized visits and coach service to and from planned visits. All registered delegates also receive a copy of the conference program and a courtesy tote bag. Funds will not cover registration and expenses related with the post-conference tour.

Application Process

Candidates are invited to complete an online application form and include a CV and short biography, a motivation statement and two letters of recommendation by professionals or scholars who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications.
→ Application Form

Selection Process

Travel grant applications are evaluated and conferred by members of the Board of CIMAM (Travel Grant Committee) together with the Getty Foundation and theFundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.
Fellowships are conferred based on the assessment of the professional’s genuine financial need, the potential benefit to his development and/or research and the relevance of field experience in relation to the objectives of CIMAM.