More Travel Grants! funded by The Getty Foundation

28 June 2018

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.

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CIMAM’s 2018 Annual Conference


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.


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.


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.

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 Costantini, Alserkal Programming, V-A-C Foundation, Samdani 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

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