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2017 MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Foundation's Mentorship Program, launched in September 2012, reinforces AAMC & AAMC Foundation's mission to foster the professional development of curators at all stages of their career. Three sets of established, senior curators (mentors) and emerging to mid-career curators (mentees) are paired to 
embark on the 12-month program. Applications are open to curators working directly, collaborating with, or overseeing contemporary art, architecture, design or decorative arts.

Mentorship applications are now closed.  


Submission Process

  • All material is to be sent via email to aamc@artcurators.org
  • Application email subject lines should read: “Mentor Application – Your Name”
  • Late applications are not accepted, nor are applications not in PDF format and with varying subject lines
  • Applications are accepted from curators working directly, collaborating with, or overseeing contemporary art, architecture, design or decorative arts

Application Materials 

  •  Program application, available for download below (pdf only)
  •  Letter of interest, see below for description (pdf only)
  •  Current C.V./Resume (pdfs only, 3 pages maximum)


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Program Requirements  

  • Applications are accepted from curators working directly, collaborating with, or overseeing contemporary art, architecture, design or decorative arts
  • Each mentor and mentee are required to submit Year-Long Program Goals, perform quarterly check-ins with Program Liaisons, submit a Final Program report, and participate in a final Program survey
  • Pairs hold a minimum of one SKYPE or call a month to review progress and consult on Program Goals, with additional regular communications between mentor/mentee via email, phone, or SKYPE to occur regularly throughout the program
  • Mentors and mentees commit to using awarded travel stipend to conduct in-person meetings at the mentor and mentees institutions during the Program 
  • Participants must have a willingness to accept constructive advice from mentor, mentee, and/or Career Support Committee
  • Participants must have a desire to support and promote the role of the curator through a sincere dedication of time, interest, and enthusiasm 
  • Participants are required to attend AAMC & AAMC Foundation's Annual Conference & Meeting

Program Benefits for Mentees

  • Travel stipend to meet at mentor’s and/or mentee’s institution 
  • Thoughtful and considered vetting process to enable the best possible pairings 
  • Private and confidential guidance from your mentor, with whom you share ideas, concerns, and goals
  • Dedicated Program Liaison from AAMC's Career Support Committee
  • Ability to access the Career Support Committee for additional impartial support
  • Dedicated webinars on career development
  • Annual Program Alumni Reception during AAMC & AAMC Foundation's Annual Conference & Meeting

Program Benefits for Mentors

  • Participation stipend
  • Travel stipend to meet at mentor’s and/or mentee’s institution 
  • Thoughtful and considered vetting process to enable the best possible pairings 
  • Private and confidential professional relationship with mentee, with whom you share career advice and constructive, professional guidance
  • Dedicated Program Liaison from AAMC's Career Support Committee
  • Ability to access the Career Support Committee for additional impartial support
  • Dedicated webinars on career development
  • Annual Program Alumni Reception during AAMC & AAMC Foundation's Annual Conference & Meeting

Program Webinars

Specific webinars are hosted for both mentees and mentors. For more information, please visit the webinar page for the program by clicking here.

 

This program is generously supported in part by funding provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF) and the AAMC President's Circle. 


 

The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation 
The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF) is a family foundation established in 1986 by Emily Hall Tremaine.  Based in Connecticut, the Foundation seeks to promote innovative solutions to basic and enduring problems in the United States through grantmaking programs related to art, environment, and learning disabilities.  In addition to annual grantmaking, the Foundation also hosts periodic convening of non-profit organizations, government agencies and other stakeholders to facilitate collaboration among sectors to achieve common goals. 

 

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