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Call for Travel Grant Applications

Travel grantees at CIMAM's 2021 Annual Conference, Lodz and Gdansk, Poland

Supported by
The Getty Foundation, Los Angeles
Byucksan Cultural Foundation, Seoul
OCA – Office for Contemporary Art, Norway, Oslo
Mercedes Vilardell March, London/Mallorca
SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey, Istanbul
Beijing Public Art and Culture Foundation, Beijing

CIMAM is pleased to offer around 30 travel grants to support the attendance of contemporary art curators, directors, and museum professionals at CIMAM’s 2022 Annual Conference titled The Attentive Museum. Permeable Practices for a Common Ground will be held in Mallorca, the Balearic Islands in Spain from 11 to 13 November 2022.


The aim of the CIMAM Travel Grant Program is to support the curatorial and research development of applicants through their attendance at the Annual Conference where the most current concerns on contemporary art practices are being discussed. 

Grants are addressed to modern and contemporary art museum directors and curators, researchers, and independent curators whose field of research and specialization is contemporary art theory, collections, and museums.

Read carefully the list of eligible countries and criteria before submitting your application:

Supports professionals residing in countries with Emerging Market and Developing Economies according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook. Professionals from Iran, North Korea, Syria, Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Cuba are not eligible due to US restrictions.

Supports professionals residing in the Northeast Asia region (Republic of Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Mongolia).

Supports Norwegian curators (no limitation) that are not hired in a permanent position in an art institution but actively working as curators within contemporary art in Norway.

Supports professionals residing in the African continent who are not necessarily affiliated with a museum.

Supports professionals residing in Turkey or Turkish passport holders residing elsewhere.

Supports directors, curators, and professionals of modern and contemporary art museums residing in China.

Awarded candidates benefit from unique networking opportunities through interaction and exchange with international museum directors and peers. Travel grantees become Members of CIMAM for the term they have been awarded.

The deadline to apply is Thursday 30 June at 9:00 am CEST.
Eligibility, Purpose, and Selection Process
→ Application Form
About 2022 Travel Grant Funders
CIMAM Selection Committee
→ CIMAM 2022 Annual Conference
→ Questions at

CIMAM is currently in the process of confirming new grants for Spanish professionals. Stay tuned!

Apply Here!

Registrations are now open to CIMAM's 2022 Annual Conference, 11–13 November, Mallorca. Titled The Attentive Museum. Permeable Practices for a Common Ground this year's Annual Conference will explore how museums can embrace, partner, and actively listen. Read the full abstract and register here.

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