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. 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. CIMAM’s grantees may also become active members of this organization.
The generous support we receive from travel grant funders allows CIMAM to develop a Travel Grant Program that has become essential in the participation of a broader range of professionals in the international debate concerning contemporary art. It supports individuals’ curatorial and research development through their attendance to the Annual Conference. Since 2005 a total of 256 travel grant beneficiaries have been awarded support to attend CIMAM Annual Conferences.
We are grateful to the funders that have made possible the Travel Grant Program over the years: the Getty Foundation, the Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, the Gwangju Biennale Foundation, the Fundación Botín; the British Council; Qatar Museums, SAHA Foundation and the Open Society Foundations.