CIMAM calls for candidates to host its Annual Conference in 2020

Deadline to apply is 20 July 2018

The Annual Conference is CIMAM’s most important contribution to the field, a meeting point for active debate on critical issues and an essential resource for the collaboration and cooperation between professionals working in museums of modern and contemporary art.

CIMAM has organized 48 annual conferences in more than 30 different cities since its foundation in 1962. Today, the Annual Conference is attended by over 200 directors and curators of modern and contemporary art museums and collections from over 50 different countries. The Annual Conference consists of a three-day program of keynote and perspective presentations, panel discussions, and workshops as well as visits to the foremost contemporary art institutions, collections and projects in the hosting city.

If you are a member of CIMAM and wish to host CIMAM’s 2020 Annual Conference, please read the guidelines and submit your bid before 20 July 2018.

→ Guidelines for hosting a CIMAM conference
→ Application Form

Send us an email to conference@cimam.org with any question you may have. The selected candidate will be announced at the General Assembly in Stockholm this November.

More Travel Grants! funded by The Getty Foundation

CIMAM is glad to announce a new call for applications for Travel Grants, generously funded by the Getty Foundation, to support the attendance of over 15 contemporary art museum professionals to CIMAM’s 2018 Annual Conference The Museum in Transition that will be held in Stockholm, 2–4 November 2018.

Deadline to submit applications – 20 July 2018 24:00 CET.

→ Application Form
→ CIMAM’s 2018 Annual Conference

About

CIMAM’s Travel Grant Program supports individuals’ curatorial and research development through their attendance to 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 including the mentorship of CIMAM Board Members throughout the conference days. Travel grantees become Members of CIMAM for the triennial they have been awarded.

Eligibility

Candidates should be residing in countries with Emerging Market and Developing Economies according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook. Over 15 professional development grants will be awarded 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. While professionals of all career levels are encouraged to apply, priority is given to junior directors and curators (less than 10 years’ experience). Candidates who have previously received CIMAM grants from the Getty Foundation may only be considered for a new grant after 3 years since the previous grant was awarded. Purpose of the GrantThe support is limited to cover conference registration*, travel expenses (round trip economy flight tickets) and 4-night accommodation in one of the hotels recommended by CIMAM. Distribution of funds is set on a case-by-case basis for each recipient. CIMAM books and pre-pays all expenses directly (travel and accommodation) avoiding reimbursements to any grantee. Funds do not cover transportation to/from the airport, visa expenses, travel insurance and registration to the optional conference tours.*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 2018 Conference program and a courtesy tote bag.

Application

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

Selection ProcessTravel grant applications are evaluated and conferred by CIMAM’s Travel Grant Committee, composed by members of the CIMAM Board, and the Getty Foundation. Grants are conferred based on the assessment of the candidate’s genuine financial need, the potential benefit to his/her development and/or research and the relevance of field experience in relation to the objectives of CIMAM. When accepting the grant, each successful candidate is invited to submit an online acceptance form and to agree to the grant’s Terms and Conditions.

The Getty Foundation

The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, the Foundation strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. It carries out its work in collaboration with the other Getty programs to ensure that they individually and collectively achieve maximum effect.

→ getty.edu

Current open call: Last days to apply!

The current open call for applications to award 12 grants to support the attendance of contemporary art museum professionals to CIMAM’s 2018 Annual Conference, will end 30 June 24:00 CET. Grants are generously supported by MALBA–Fundación CostantiniAlserkal ProgrammingV-A-C FoundationSamdani Art Foundation and Byucksan Foundation. Individuals who have applied for the MALBA-Fundación Costantini, Alserkal Programming, V-A-C Foundation and Samdani Foundation and are eligible also for the Getty Foundation grants, will be considered again, in case they have not been selected.

Deadline to submit applications – 30 June 2018 24:00 CET.

→ Application Form
→ CIMAM’s 2018 Annual Conference

For further information please contact travelgrants@cimam.org

Registration is now open!

The CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on 2 – 4 November, hosted jointly by Moderna Museet, Bonniers Konsthall and Magasin lll Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art. Two optional Post-Conference Tours will be organized to Espoo, Turku and Helsinki, Finland and Oslo, Norway respectively on 5 – 6 November.

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.

Day 1: Global Realities – Challenges for Modern and Contemporary Museums
Day 2: The Future Intelligence of Museums
Day 3: Ethics of Museums in an Age of Mixed Economy

Speakers include: Daniel Birnbaum, Director and Ann-Sofi Noring, Co-Director, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Victoria Noorthoorn, Director, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Katya García-Antón, Director, Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway; Loulou Cherinet, Artist, Professor, Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm, Sweden; Michelle Kuo, The Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; Lars Bang Larsen, Guest Professor, Royal Institute of Art and Curator, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden/Copenhagen, Denmark; Ho Tzu Nyen, Artist, Singapore, Singapore; Yuk Hui, Philosopher, Writer, Berlin, Germany; Jörg Heiser, Prof. Dr. University for the Arts, Berlin, Germany; Ann Gallagher, Director of Collection (British Art), Tate, London, United Kingdom and Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

The three-day program includes 4 keynote and 8 perspective presentations, 3 panel discussions, 2 workshops and organized visits to the foremost art institutions and collections in the city.

The CIMAM 2018 Contents Committee consists of six board members: Ann-Sofi Noring (chair), Saskia Bos, Suzanne Cotter, Corinne Diserens, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor and Eugene Tan.

The Annual Conference is generously supported by ArkDes, Nationalmuseum, Royal Institute of Art, Public Art Agency Sweden, Stockholm University, Kulturhuset, Thielska Galleriet, Tensta konsthall and City of Stockholm.

→ Conference Abstract
→ Conference Program
→ Registration form

Tours

Two tours have been organized for conference delegates wishing to extend their visit to the Scandinavian and Nordic countries of Norway and Finland. Visits include the main contemporary art institutions and art centers in Oslo and Espoo, Turku and Helsinki.

Each program includes organized meetings with selected visual artists and curators, as well as major museum institutions and collections.

Both post-conference tours have an additional registration price. If you wish to register please select the corresponding option in the general conference registration form. We strongly advice confirming your registration as early as possible as tours are capped at 30 persons each.

→ Oslo Tour
→ Espoo, Turku and Helsinki Tour

Travel Grants

 

 

 

CIMAM offers around 12 grants to support the attendance of contemporary art museum professionals to CIMAM’s 2018 Annual Conference. Grants are generously supported by MALBA–Fundación Costantini, Alserkal Programming, V-A-C Foundation, Samdani Art Foundation and Byucksan Foundation.

Deadline to submit applications – 30 June 2018 24:00 CET.
→ Eligibility
→ Application Form

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CIMAM 2020 Annual Conference

CIMAM calls for candidates to host its Annual Conference in 2020

The Annual Conference is CIMAM’s most important contribution to the field, a meeting point for active debate on critical issues and an essential resource for the collaboration and cooperation between professionals working in museums of modern and contemporary art.CIMAM has organized 48 annual conferences in more than 30 different cities since its foundation in 1962. Today, the Annual Conference is attended by over 200 directors and curators of modern and contemporary art museums and collections from over 50 different countries.

The Annual Conference consists of a three-day program of keynote and perspective presentations, panel discussions, and workshops as well as visits to the foremost contemporary art institutions, collections and projects in the hosting city.

If you are a member of CIMAM and wish to host CIMAM’s 2020 Annual Conference, please read the guidelines and submit your bid before 20 July 2018.

→ Guidelines for hosting a CIMAM conference
→ Application Form

Send us an email to conference@cimam.org with any question you may have. The selected candidate will be announced at the General Assembly in Stockholm this November.

International Museum Day 2018

CIMAM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art – joins the International Museum Day celebrations to acknowledge the importance of museums and raise awareness about the critical role that they play in society.

Today we encourage new members to join CIMAM’s international network of contemporary art museum professionals to help us shape the future of CIMAM and above all, respond to the needs of the profession.

→ Apply to join CIMAM
→ Membership Benefits

About CIMAM

CIMAM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art – is an affiliated committee of ICOM*.

Founded in 1962, CIMAM’s vision is a world where the contribution of museums, collections and archives of modern and contemporary art to the cultural, social and economic well-being of society is recognized and respected.

CIMAM’s aim is to foster a global network of museums and museum professionals in the field of modern and contemporary art in order to raise awareness and respond to the evolving needs of modern and contemporary museums, and to take a leadership role on issues of concern. By generating debate and encouraging co-operation between art institutions and individuals at different stages of development around the world, CIMAM plays a key role in the growth of the sector.

CIMAM is a largely volunteer driven organization and relies heavily on the generous support of individuals and organizations. The members of the Board work on a volunteer basis throughout the triennial and they oversee the everyday operations of the committee. CIMAM’s programs and activities are run by an executive team based in Barcelona, Spain.

*ICOM – International Council of Museums – is a network of more than 35,000 members and museum professionals created in 1946 who represent the global museum community.

→ More about CIMAM

Call for applications!

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 CIMAM’s 2018 Annual Conference The Museum in Transition that will be held in Stockholm, 2–4 November 2018.

Deadline to submit applications – 30 June 2018 24:00 CET

→ Application Form
→ CIMAM’s 2018 Annual Conference

About

CIMAM’s Travel Grant Program supports individuals’ curatorial and research development through their attendance to 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 including the mentorship of CIMAM Board Members throughout the conference days. Travel grantees become Members of CIMAM for the triennial they have been awarded.

Eligibility

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. While professionals of all career levels are encouraged to apply, priority is given to junior directors and curators (less than 10 years’ experience). Candidates who have previously received CIMAM grants from the same grant contributor may only be considered for a new grant after 3 years since the previous grant was awarded.

→ MALBA–Fundación Costantini supports 4 travel grants to modern and contemporary art museum and collection directors and curators born or residing with more than 4 years in Latin America.

→ Alserkal Programming supports 2 travel grants to modern and contemporary art museum and collection curators and directors residing in the United Arab Emirates and the wider Middle East and North Africa region (Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Tunisia).

→ V-A-C Foundation supports 2 travel grants to modern and contemporary art museum and collection directors and curators residing in Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan).

→ Samdani Art Foundation supports 2 travel grants to modern and contemporary art museum and collection directors and curators residing in countries of the South Asia region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka).

→ Byucksan Foundation supports 1 travel grant to modern and contemporary art museum and collection directors and curators residing in the Northeast Asia region(Republic of Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia).

Purpose of the grant

The support is limited to cover conference registration*, travel expenses (round trip economy flight tickets only) and 4-night accommodation in one of the hotels recommended by CIMAM. Distribution of funds is set on a case-by-case basis for each recipient. CIMAM books and pre-pays all expenses directly (travel and accommodation) avoiding reimbursements to any grantee. Funds do not cover transportation to/from the airport, visa expenses, travel insurance and registration to the optional conference tours.

*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 2018 Conference program and a courtesy tote bag.

Application

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

Selection Process

Travel grant applications are evaluated and conferred by CIMAM’s Travel Grant Committee, composed by members of the CIMAM Board, and the Travel Grant Funder. Grants are conferred based on the assessment of the candidate’s genuine financial need, the potential benefit to his/her development and/or research and the relevance of field experience in relation to the objectives of CIMAM. When accepting the grant, each successful candidate is invited to submit an online acceptance form and to agree to the grant’s Terms and Conditions.

→ Travel Grant Funders
→ Application Form

Open Call for Curator

The Karachi Biennale Trust (KBT) invites applications from experienced curators interested in curating the second iteration of Karachi Biennale in 2019.

Karachi Biennale is Pakistan’s largest international art event that focuses on creating a nuanced narrative for Karachi with public art exhibitions for local and international audiences.

It is organized by KBT, a non-profit art platform for innovation and criticality.

The selected curator will be part of a prestigious event that is gaining recognition in global art circles. The curator will receive a professional fee and domestic travel allowance. There will also be opportunities to attend Biennales in other counties during the curatorial tenure.

Interested curators are required to send the following:

  1. A detailed CV and proposals of all previous shows. Please include website links if available
  2. A short concept note (minimum 800 words) which brings into discussion through art and diversity (in all its forms) as a source of knowledge and empowerment.
  3. A short text (minimum 800 words) on innovative exhibition strategies that make art accessible to a public audience.

Submission Deadline.

Application, CV, concept note and short text to reach KBT before May 15 2018.

Short listed candidates will be invited for interview in May and June 2018.

Application, CV and Texts should be sent via email and addressed to: Managing Trustee KBT

Email: samuelray@karachibiennale.org.pk

Details about the Biennale:

Karachi Biennale held its inaugural edition in 2017, from the 22nd of October to 5th November. Curated by Amin Gulgee, the Biennale was held across 12 venues spread throughout the city, with 150 artists from Pakistan and internationally responding to the theme of Witness.

 

Notice to convene the CIMAM 2018 Ordinary and Extraordinary General Assembly

In accordance with Article 7 of the current Bylaws of CIMAM, the Board calls the members of CIMAM to the Ordinary and Extraordinary General Assembly that will be held one after the other at Artipelag, Artipelagstigen 1, 134 40 Gustavsberg, Sweden, at 14:30 hrs. on the first call and at 15:30 hrs. on the second call, on November 4, 2018, during the CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference with the following agenda:

Ordinary General Assembly
Agenda

First.- Membership and Finance 2018.
Second.- Annual Conference Budget 2018.
Third.- Annual Conference 2020.

Extraordinary General Assembly
Agenda

Sole item.- Approval of the modification of the CIMAM Bylaws.

Important note: The changes proposed to the CIMAM Bylaws were sent by email to CIMAM Members in October 2017. CIMAM Members were able to submit suggestions, modifications or amendments by email until 7 November 2017 (included) and during the General Assembly that took place in Singapore 12 November 2017, CIMAM Members were invited to discuss and suggest the changes to the Bylaws. The final and definitive version of the document is available to anyone at CIMAM’s website and following the link below. The online voting period for approving the changes to the Bylaws will open on October, 25 until November 4, 2018. Voting in person will be available on November 4, 2018 during the Extraordinary General Assembly.

→ Final version of the CIMAM Bylaws.