Call for Finnish contemporary art curators to attend CIMAM 2023!

3 May 2023

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CIMAM 2022 Annual Conference, hosted by Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma (Mallorca), Spain.

Are you a curator of modern or contemporary art from Finland willing to develop your professional skills by attending the CIMAM Annual Conference?

Apply for a Travel Grant supported by Saastamoinen Foundation, Helsinki

CIMAM expects to award 4 travel grants to Finnish professionals funded by Saastamoinen Foundation, Helsinki to support the attendance of contemporary art curators, directors, and museum professionals from all around the world at CIMAM’s 2023 Annual Conference titled "The Co-Creative Museum: Social Agency, Ethics, and Heritage" will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 9 to 11 November 2023.


Grants are addressed to modern and contemporary art museum 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 (with less than 10 years of 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 – unless the grant received was online. In that case, they are eligible to apply again.

The deadline to apply is June 11 at 00:00 hrs. CEST.

Apply HERE

Saastamoinen Foundation, Helsinki

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Saastamoinen Foundation promotes and grants e.g. for higher education in fine arts. Facilities for material studies at the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts. Photo by Petri Summanen / Uniarts Helsinki.

Since 1968, Saastamoinen Foundation has supported art and artists, education, and cutting-edge research as well as social projects for children and young people. The promotion of international research, education, and networking is one of the Foundation's top priorities. This is done in partnership with the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts, University of Eastern Finland, and Aalto University.

Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection is one of the major collections in Finland. The Foundation actively collects both Finnish and international art for its collection, which is permanently displayed at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art. InCollection, a collaborative exhibition concept with EMMA museum, launched at the Venice Biennial in spring 2022. The Foundation supports Artist Pedagogy Research, mentoring, and international residencies for artists.