About Travel Grant Program

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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.

The 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.

Over the years CIMAM’s travel grantees have constituted a remarkable group of professionals, many of whom have gone on to become important participants in the field of museums of modern contemporary art.

Since 2005 over 300 young curators and museum directors from emerging economies have been awarded support to attend CIMAM’s Annual Conference.

Benefits for awarded professionals

  • CIMAM’s Travel Grant Program supports the curatorial and research development of individuals through their attendance at the Annual Conference where the most current concerns regarding contemporary art practices are being discussed.
  • Awarded candidates benefit from unique networking opportunities through interaction and exchange with international museum directors and peers.
  • Successful applicants become members of CIMAM for the triennial they have been awarded allowing continuity and belonging to the most relevant international contemporary art museum community.
  • Beneficiaries’ profiles and reports are announced through CIMAM’s newsletter and website, and are published in the conference booklet and conference report where they receive wide international visibility.

CIMAM is grateful to the funders that have made possible the Travel Grant Program over the years: the Getty Foundation, Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, MALBA–Fundación Costantini, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Alserkal Programming, V-A-C Foundation, Samdani Art Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, Byucksan Foundation, Gwangju Biennale Foundation, Fundación Botín, Fubon Art Foundation, British Council, Qatar Museums, SAHA Istanbul, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, the Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Acción Cultural Española AC/E, and Mercedes Vilardell.