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AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators
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The AAMC Foundation International Engagement Program fosters exchange and partnership between non-US based curators (International Awardees) and US-based curators (US Liaisons). It aims to expand and strengthen the international curatorial community and give primacy to the curatorial voice in the international dialogue between museum professionals.  

International Awardees receive a travel stipend to cover a trip to visit their US Liaison and to attend the Art Curators Conference. Gathering together 400+ curators from around the country, the Conference provides participants with a unique opportunity to network across borders, fields and institution type, while attending panels and sessions on leading issues facing the profession. US Liaisons receive a stipend for their commitment to the program.

Pairings collaborate to present a webinar to the full AAMC audience on a topic relevant to their Program goals. Fellows continued program engagement extends through annual invitations to the annual AAMC Foundation Program Alumni Reception to reunite with colleagues and meet the next cycle of awardees and liaisons.

This year we are proud to offer two opportunities to participate in this program, specifically designed for American Art curators and UK-based curators:

INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR UK-BASED CURATORS
This opportunity, made possible through generous funding from Art Fund, enables UK curators to travel, network and develop relationships with their international peers. To be eligible to apply, International Awardees must live and work in the United Kingdom and US Liaisons must live and work in the United States. Curators without existing strong ties to the overall larger international curatorial network are the ideal candidate(s) for this program. Applications from curators without access travel funding or professional development support are particularly encouraged. Multiple curators from one museum are eligible. A total of FIVE pairings will be awarded these fellowships in 2020.

 
The deadline for submitting an application for a 2020 International Engagement Program application in this category is 12PM ET on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

 

 


INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR AMERICAN ART CURATORS
This opportunity, made possible with major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art pairs non-US based curators and US-based curators working on or having worked within exhibitions and projects that explore historic American Art (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. Applications from curators without access travel funding or professional development support are particularly encouraged. Multiple curators from one museum are eligible. A total of TWO pairings will be awarded these fellowships in 2020.

The deadline for submitting an application for a 2020 International Engagement Program application in this category was Thursday, October 24, 2019. Click HERE to sign up to receive email updates on future program cycles.

 

2019 Engagement Program for International Curator Participants

(from left to right): Clement Onn, Senior Curator, Asian Export Art Asian Civilizations MuseumKarina Corrigan, H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art, Peabody Essex Museum; Katy Wan, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern; April Watson, Curator, Photography, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


General Eligibility

  • All applicants must be art curators at non-profit organizations, with direct responsibility for works of art. In addition, curators and others that work 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.
  • All applicants must be able to commit to participating in a 12-month Program at the time of application, including the all deadlines (non-negotiable), timelines, and travel. A stipend is granted to International Awardees as part of this Program to accommodate the travel requirements. US Liaisons also receive a stipend for their participation in the program.

2017-2019 Engagement Program for International Curator Participants (from left to right): Sarah Anne Lea, Curator, Royal Academy of Arts; Catherine Sinclair, Senior Curator, Ottawa Art Gallery; Laurence Schmidlin, Curator, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne; Carol Eliel, Curator of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Current and Past Participants by Year

2020

International AwardeeJulia Tatiana Bailey, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery Prague

 

 

US Liaison: Jonathan Frederick Walz, Director of Curatorial Affairs & Curator of American Art, The Columbus Museum

 

 

International Awardee: Chih-I Lai, Assistant Curator, National Palace Museum

 

 

 US Liaison: John Lukavic, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Native Arts, Denver Art Museum

2019

 

International Awardee: Clement Onn, Senior Curator, Asian Export Art Asian Civilizations Museum

 

 

US Liaison: Karina Corrigan, H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art, Peabody Essex Museum

 

International Awardee: Katy Wan, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern

 

 

US Liaison: April Watson, Curator, Photography, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

 

2016 - 2019

International Awardee: Sarah Anne Lea, Curator, Royal Academy of Arts

US Liaison: Carol Eliel, Curator of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

International Awardee: Laurence Schmidlin, Curator, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne

US Liaison: Stephanie Barron, Senior Curator, Head of Modern Art Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

International Awardee: Catherine Sinclair, Senior Curator, Ottawa Art Gallery

US Liaison: Courtney McNeil, Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Telfair Museums

International Awardee: Nicholas Michael Chambers, Senior Curator, Modern and Contemporary International Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales

US Liaison: Alison de Lima Greene, Isabel Brown Wilson Curator, Modern & Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

 

International Awardee: Fernanda Mendonça Pitta, Senior Curator, Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

 US Liaison: Anna O. Marley, Curator of Historical American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

 

 

ABOUT ART FUND
Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. In the past five years alone Art Fund has given £34 million to help museums and galleries acquire works of art for their collections. Art Fund is independently funded, with the core of its income provided by 139,000 members who receive the National Art Pass and enjoy free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, as well as 50% off entry to major exhibitions and subscription to Art Quarterly magazine. In addition to grant giving, Art Fund’s support to museums includes Art Fund Museum of the Year (won by Tate St Ives in 2018) and a range of digital platforms. Find out more about Art Fund and the National Art Pass at www.artfund.org

 

ABOUT 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.

 

The AAMC Foundation is grateful to the Terra Foundation for American Art and Art Fund for their generous support of the International Engagement Program for Curators.

  

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