CIMAM’s Travel Grant Program supports individuals’ curatorial and research development through their attendance at the CiMAM Annual Conference where the most current concerns on contemporary art practices are discussed. The 2021 conference is titled ‘Under Pressure. Museums in Times of Xenophobia and Climate Emergency’, and will be held in Lodz and Gdansk, Poland from 5-7 November 2021.
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.
Separate grants are supported by the Getty Foundation, V-A-C Foundation, Byucksan Foundation, Mercedes Vilardell, and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Each grant has different eligibility, but together they cover Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union, the Northeast Asia region, the African continent, Spain, and the Eurasian Economic Union.
Successful candidates can choose to attend the CIMAM conference in person or online:
- For those attending in person: the grant will cover the conference registration fee, travel expenses (round trip economy flight and train tickets), and 4-night accommodation in one of the hotels recommended by CIMAM (check-in 4 November 2021, check-out 8 November 2021).
- For those attending online: the grant covers the registration fee which consists of access to all speaker presentations and Q&A, access to the networking session and both workshops, access to virtual visits to the main exhibitions in Lodz and Gdansk, presence at the Who is Who and full access to the online platform with chat and other interactive functionalities to connect with all conference attendees.