Congratulations to the 20 grantees of CIMAM 2017 Travel Grant Program supported by the Getty Foundation

CIMAM Travel Grant Program

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 to the Annual Conference where the most current concerns on contemporary art practices are being discussed.

Thanks to the generous support of the Getty Foundation, MALBA–Fundación Costantini, the Fubon Art Foundation and Alserkal Programming, CIMAM is awarding around 25 grants to support the attendance of contemporary art museum professionals to CIMAM’s 2017 Annual Conference The Roles and Responsibilities of Museums in Civil Society that will be held in Singapore, 10–12 November 2017.

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

More 2017 grantees to be announced soon!

Congratulations to the four grantees of CIMAM 2017 Travel Grant Program sponsored by MALBA-Fundación Costantini

CIMAM Travel Grant Program

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 to the Annual Conference where the most current concerns on contemporary art practices are being discussed.

Thanks to the generous support of the Getty Foundation, MALBA–Fundación Costantini, the Fubon Art Foundation and Alserkal Programming, CIMAM is awarding around 25 grants to support the attendance of contemporary art museum professionals to CIMAM’s 2017 Annual Conference The Roles and Responsibilities of Museums in Civil Society that will be held in Singapore, 10–12 November 2017.

MALBA–Fundación Costantini

MALBA– Fundación Costantini, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, opened its doors on September 21, 2001 as a not-for profit institution featuring a permanent collection focused on Latin American Art. It is also a dynamic cultural center that constantly updates temporary exhibitions and develops cultural activities. MALBA has a major film independent program in 35mm and new releases of Argentinian young directors, and also organizes a variety of literary activities, such as encounters with writers, courses, seminars, literary talks, book presentations and other events. The Education department includes children’s, teens and adults programs, guided tours and activities carried out in conjunction with civic organizations.
→ malba.org.ar

More 2017 grantees to be announced soon!

Congratulations to the first three grantees of CIMAM 2017 Travel Grant Program, sponsored by Alserkal Programming!

CIMAM Travel Grant Program

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 to the Annual Conference where the most current concerns on contemporary art practices are being discussed.

Thanks to the generous support of the Getty Foundation, MALBA–Fundación Costantini, the Fubon Art Foundation and Alserkal Programming, CIMAM is awarding around 25 grants to support the attendance of contemporary art museum professionals to CIMAM’s 2017 Annual Conference The Roles and Responsibilities of Museums in Civil Society that will be held in Singapore, 10–12 November 2017.

Alserkal Programming

Established in 2007, Alserkal Avenue has grown to become an essential platform for the development of homegrown artistic and cultural initiatives, supporting a vibrant community of contemporary art galleries and alternative art spaces, together with design, media and industrial studios. Founded by Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, it is the region’s foremost arts and culture neighbourhood. In 2015, in addition to its commitment to the community, Alserkal Avenue affirmed its position as an arts organisation with the launch of Alserkal Programming, a platform for exhibitions, public art commissions, performances, films, talks and workshops that critically and creatively investigate themes pertinent to the region’s arts community. Together, these programmes provide a platform to support the development of new ideas, open dialogue and collaboration across disciplines. Fall 2017 will mark the opening of the Alserkal Residency. Created as a platform for artistic and cultural experimentation and exchange, Alserkal Residency seeks to provide the infrastructure and support that would allow cultural practitioners to fully engage with the region.
→ alserkalavenue.ae

More 2017 grantees to be announced soon!

 

Travel Grant Program

CIMAM sincerely thanks all those (more than a hundred!) contemporary art professionals who have applied for a CIMAM Travel Grant to attend the Annual Conference at the National Gallery Singapore. Grants are generously funded by Getty Foundation, MALBA–Fundación Costantini, the Fubon Art Foundation and Alserkal Programming. Results are about to be announced! #CIMAM2017

Free Admission Program

Thank you Yokohama Triennale for welcoming CIMAM Members to the special preview on 3 August 2017 and during the Triennale. Check out full details and list of biennials participating at CIMAM’s Free Admission Program here.

We are grateful to the institutions and biennials that, as a matter of professional courtesy, have agreed to join the program and offer free admission to card carrying CIMAM Members.

→ List of participating biennials

Last days to apply!

Travel grants to attend the CIMAM 2017 Annual Conference in Singapore, 10–12 November

Thanks to the generous support of the Getty Foundation, MALBA–Fundación Costantini, the Fubon Art Foundation and Alserkal Programming, CIMAM offers around 25 grants to support the attendance of contemporary art museum professionals to CIMAM’s 2017 Annual Conference The Roles and Responsibilities of Museums in Civil Society that will be held in Singapore, 10–12 November 2017.

Deadline to submit applications – Friday 30 June 2017 24:00 CET.

→ Application Form
→ CIMAM’s 2017 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 are also eligible. Applicants should not be involved in any kind of commercial or for profit activity.

While curators of all career levels are encouraged to apply, priority is given to junior 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.

→ The Getty Foundation, Los Angeles supports 15 professional development grants to contemporary art museum and collection curators and directors from countries with Emerging Market and Developing Economies according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook.

→ MALBA–Fundación Costantini, Buenos Aires supports 4 travel grants to modern and contemporary art museum and collection directors and curators from Latin America or foreigners with more than 3 years of residency in Latin America.

→ Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei supports 2 travel grants to modern and contemporary art museum and collection directors and curators from Taiwan.

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

Purpose of the grant

The support is limited to cover conference registration*, travel expenses (round trip economy 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, 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.

Application Process

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 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 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. When accepting the grant, each successful candidate is invited to submit an online acceptance form and to agree with the grant’s Terms and Conditions.

International Museum Day

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 and support CIMAM’s international network of contemporary art museum professionals.

Apply to join CIMAM
Membership Benefits

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 professionals in the field of modern and contemporary art, responding to their needs and taking 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 growth of the sector.

CIMAM key activities are

– An annual conference which brings together members in different parts of the world to debate theoretical, ethical and practical issues concerning the collection and exhibition of modern and contemporary art, and to share experiences.
– The establishment of professional codes of practice and ethical standards for institutions and individuals.
– Museum Watch: an advocacy program addressing critical situations that impact museums and galleries of modern and contemporary art in maintaining those codes of practice and standards.
– Providing a supportive network for professional development.

Save the date

CIMAM 2017 Annual Conference
National Gallery Singapore
10 – 12 November 2017

The CIMAM 2017 Annual Conference will be held in Singapore from 10 to 12 November hosted by the National Gallery Singapore with a Pre-conference Tour to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (8–9 November) and Post-Conference Tour to Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Indonesia (13–15 November).

The Roles and Responsibilities of Museums in Civil Society

This year’s Conference looks at The Roles and Responsibilities of Museums in Civil Society. Given the rising sentiments of populist nationalism that we are witnessing around the world, and continuing on from the theme of the conference on Barcelona (The Museum and Its Responsibilities), it is imperative that we re-evaluate and re-examine the roles of museums, their public functions and how they respond. We ask:

How can national museums and art museums counter this global phenomenon of xenophobia and populism, to connect a local public with regional and international histories, perspectives and concerns?

How can museums continue to be effective forums in society where different communities and peoples of all backgrounds and beliefs still come together, instead of retreating into parochial isolation?

At the same time we return to the mission of CIMAM and consider: Who are CIMAM’s stakeholders? Who has vested interests, and what are the constituencies to whom we are responsible?

Six members of the board – Eugene Tan (Chair), Saskia Bos, Suzanne Cotter, Corinne Diserens, Mami Kataoka and Sarah Glennie – constitute the CIMAM 2017 Contents Committee.

→ 08–09 November: Pre-conference Tour to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
→ 10–12 November: Annual Conference in Singapore.
→ 13–15 November: Post-conference Tour to Jakarta & Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Program details, list of invited speakers and other practical information will be available soon at cimam.org.

Statement of the CIMAM board on South Korean Government’s blacklist of artists

The board of CIMAM is deeply concerned to hear of the blacklist of artists that has come to light during the current investigations into government corruption in South Korea.

The existence of such a list and the uncertainly around how it has been implemented undermines the reputation of the arts institutions under the control of the Government.

That artists would be secretly banned from exhibiting because of their political views is not acceptable to the international artworld and the board of CIMAM deplores such actions.

Members of the CIMAM Board:

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE
President of CIMAM
Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Sydney, Australia

Mami Kataoka
Secretary-Treasurer of CIMAM
Chief Curator
Mori Art Museum
Tokyo, Japan

Bart De Baere
General and Artistic Director
M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp
Antwerpen, Belgium

Saskia Bos
Art Historian and Curator
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Suzanne Cotter
Director
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
Porto, Portugal

Calin Dan
General Director
MNAC Bucharest, National Museum of Contemporary Art
Bucharest, Romania

Corinne Diserens
Curator
Brussels, Belgium

Sarah Glennie
Director
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Dublin, Ireland

Sunjung Kim
Director
Art Sonje Center
Seoul, South Korea

Frances Morris
Director
Tate Modern
London, United Kingdom

Ann-Sofi Noring
Co-Director and Chief Curator
Moderna Museet
Stockholm, Sweden

Agustín Pérez Rubio
Artistic Director
MALBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Suhanya Raffel
Director
M+
Hong Kong, China

Jaroslaw Suchan
Director
Muzeum Sztuki in Lódz
Lódz, Poland

Eugene Tan
Director
National Gallery Singapore
Singapore

13th Sharjah Biennial

13th Sharjah Biennial
Title: Tamawuj
Curator: Christine Tohme
Dates: 10 March – 12 June
Preview day: 10 – 14 March
Location: Al Mureijah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

CIMAM Members are welcome to join the 13th Sharjah Biennial. For professional registration and to receive the opening week programme please send an email to registerSB13@sharjahart.org. CIMAM Members will benefit from a 10% discount at the bookshop. Your will be requiered to show your CIMAM membership card and ID when purchasing at the bookshop.

About

Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj, extends beyond previous Sharjah Biennial formats in both space and time to encompass exhibitions, projects and education programmes in five locations. Curated by Christine Tohme, Sharjah Biennial 13 (SB13) includes a public programme in two acts, one in Sharjah (March 10–June 12, 2017) and one in Beirut (October 19, 2017–January 19, 2018), as well as the SB13 School education programme in Sharjah. Off-site projects have been conceived by four interlocutors, each engaging with one keyword underpinning the conceptual framework of SB13. Kader Attia investigates water in Dakar (January 8–9, 2017), Zeynep Oz considers crops in Istanbul (opening May 13, 2017), Lara Khaldi studies earth in Ramallah (opening August 10, 2017) and Ashkal Alwan reflects on the culinary in Beirut (opening October 15, 2017). 

For extended information please visit: sharjahart.org/biennial

→ List of participating biennials
→ Free Admission Program