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Applications Open Today for 2020 Engagement Program for International Curators

Wednesday, September 11, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Monica Valenzuela
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New York, September 11, 2019The AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators opens its application portal today, seeking eligible international and US-based curators interested in pursuing a year-long partnership dedicated to professional development and exchange.

At the core of this Program is a 12-month partnership between a non-US based curator (International Awardee) and a US-based curator (US Liaison) dedicated to reflecting on and developing self-identified areas of advancement with each other. Made possible by major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Program includes travel funding for International Awardees, a participant stipend for US Liaisons, networking, and more, which are outlined in greater detail in the online application, available here: Two pairings will be awarded.

Eligible applicants must be art curators working on or having worked within exhibitions and projects that explore historical art of the United States (c. 1500-1980), including painting; sculpture; works on paper, such as prints, drawing and photography; decorative arts; performance; and design (except industrial). Architecture and commercial film are excluded. Native American art is eligible for consideration. Additional requirements include a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations will be considered. Please note that curators working in four-wall collecting and non-collecting, community based, and non-four wall organizations, at any location in the globe are eligible.

Through fostering international relationships between curators, AAMC Foundation aims to not only provide opportunities for professional development and exchange, but also strengthen the international curatorial community and increase awareness of the concerns and needs of curators working outside the US. Visit our website to learn more:

The online application for International Awardees and US Liaisons opens on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, and are due by 12pm ET on Thursday, October 24, 2019. 

Past program participants include Stephanie Barron, Senior Curator, Head of Modern Art Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Nicholas Michael Chambers, Senior Curator, Modern and Contemporary International Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales; Karina Corrigan, H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art, Peabody Essex Museum; Alison de Lima Greene, Isabel Brown Wilson Curator, Modern & Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Carol Eliel, Curator of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Sarah Anne Lea, Curator, Royal Academy of Arts; Anna O. Marley, Curator of Historical American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Courtney McNeil, Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Telfair Museums; Fernanda Mendonça Pitta, Senior Curator, Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo; Clement Onn, Senior Curator, Asian Export Art Asian Civilizations Museum; Laurence Schmidlin, Curator, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne; Catherine Sinclair, Senior Curator, Ottawa Art Gallery; Katy Wan, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern; April Watson, Curator, Photography, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

This Program is made possible through major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art. 


The Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences. Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art, the foundation provides opportunities for interaction and study, beginning with the presentation and growth of its own art collection in Chicago. To further cross-cultural dialogue on American art, the foundation supports and collaborates on innovative exhibitions, research, and educational programs. Implicit in such activities is the belief that art has the potential to both distinguish cultures and to unite them.

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