Travel Grant ProgramSupported by
The Getty Foundation
Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia
Phelps de Cisneros
Qatar Museums

CIMAM 2014 Annual Conference
9–11 November 2014
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar
©Richard Bryant. Courtesy of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.

Thanks to the generous support of the Getty Foundation, the Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Qatar Museums, CIMAM offers 20 grants to support the attendance of modern and contemporary art curators and museum or collection directors to CIMAM’s 2014 Annual Conference that will be held in Doha, 9–11 November 2014.

Deadline to submit applications – 30 June 2014 24:00 GMT+1

Application Form
→ CIMAM’s 2014 Annual Conference
Grants are restricted to modern and contemporary art curators and museum or collection directors in need of financial help to attend CIMAM’s Annual Conference. Researchers and independent curators whose field of research and specialization is contemporary art theory, collections and museums are also eligible.

While professionals of all career levels are encouraged to apply, priority is given to junior professionals (less than 10 years’ experience). Applicants having received CIMAM grants from the same grant contributor will not be considered for a new grant before 3 years.

The Getty Foundation, Los Angeles supports 15 travel grants to contemporary art museum and collection curators and directors residing in countries with Emerging Market and Developing Economies according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook

→ The Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros supports 4 travel grants to contemporary art museum and collection curators and directors residing in Latin America with priority to Central America and the Caribbean.

Qatar Museums in the context of Qatar Brazil 2014 Year of Culture supports 1 travel grant for a Brazilian contemporary art museum or collection curator or director residing in Brazil.
Purpose of the Grant
The support is limited to cover conference registration*, travel expenses (round trip economy tickets only) and accommodation in one of the hotels recommended by CIMAM. Distribution of funds is set on a case by case basis for each recipient. Funds are exclusively related to support the purpose for which the grant has been awarded.

*Conference registration includes access to all conference sessions, workshops, conference lunches, dinners, refreshment breaks, access to organized visits and coach service to and from planned visits. All registered delegates also receive a copy of the conference program and a courtesy tote bag. Funds will not cover registration and expenses related with the post-conference tour to Sharjah, Dubai and Abu-Dhabi.

Selection Process
Travel grant applications are evaluated by the CIMAM Travel Grant Committee consisting of the President of CIMAM and eight members of the Board together with the travel grant funder. 

Fellowships are conferred based on the assessment of the professional’s genuine financial need, the potential benefit to his development and/or research and the relevance of field experience in relation to the objectives of CIMAM. 

Program preview
Around 200 delegates are expected to attend CIMAM’s 2014 Annual Conference in Doha. This year’s Annual Conference will comprise 3 keynote speakers, 10 case studies, afternoon visits and a working period. Each keynote will present a 40 minute paper. The purpose of the case studies is to provide, in a 20 minute account, as complete an understanding of certain events or situations as possible. We expect workshops to be places for the cross-fertilization of ideas and the building of relationships, allowing people-to-people contacts, and providing delegates with a chance to discuss the issues arising, away from the formalities of the plenary sessions.

A post-conference tour to Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi will follow on 12–13 November 2014. Plans include visits to the foremost art institutions and private collections in these cities. 

Conference speakers, program details and registration procedure will be available soon at

CIMAM Travel Grant Program 
CIMAM’s Travel Grant Program supports individuals’ curatorial and research development through their attendance to the Annual Conference. The Program is designed to foster cooperation and cultural exchange between museum professionals in emerging and developing economies and their counterparts in other regions of the world.

Since 2005 a total of 172 travel grant beneficiaries have been awarded support to attend CIMAM’s Annual Conferences. Over the years CIMAM’s travel grantees have constituted a remarkable group of professionals who have later become important protagonists in today’s modern and contemporary art museums and collections.

The Getty Foundation 

The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, the Foundation strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. It carries out its work in collaboration with the other Getty programs to ensure that they individually and collectively achieve maximum effect.

Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) 
The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) is one of the core cultural and educational initiatives of the Fundación Cisneros (FC). Based in New York City and Caracas, the CPPC’s mission is to enhance appreciation of the diversity, sophistication, and range of art from Latin America, advance scholarship of Latin American art, and promote excellence in visual-arts education. 

Qatar Brazil 2014 
Qatar Brazil 2014 is a year-long cultural exchange programme dedicated to connecting people in the State of Qatar and the Federative Republic of Brazil through culture, community, and sport. We strive to strengthen bilateral relations and create lasting partnerships between Qatar and Brazil by working with partners and sponsors to bring exhibitions, festivals, competitions, and other cultural exchange activities to both countries. Qatar Brazil 2014 is held under the patronage of Qatar Museums' Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, in partnership with Qatar's Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage.
→ Qatar Brazil 2014

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