The AAMC Foundation International Engagement Programme fosters exchange and partnership between non-US based curators (International Awardees) and US-based curators (US Liaisons).
Art Fund and the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) are inviting five UK-based curators to take part in the 2020 programme, which has been developed with an aim to enable UK curators to engage meaningfully and with authority on the international stage, developing their own experience and learning while also raising the profile of their institutions and collections abroad. Through this programme we hope new relationships will be brokered between institutions in the UK and internationally, stimulating collaboration on all areas of activity from research, to loans and public programmes.
Taking place from February to December 2020, this fully funded programme includes support for International Awardees to visit with their US Liaison at their organisation; to travel and attend the AAMC Art Curators Conference; to take part in introductory weekend tours; receive an invitation to the AAMC Foundation’s Program Alumni Reception; to enjoy a 1-year AAMC membership allowing access to AAMC’s suite of curatorial development opportunities; and to recieve complimentary Art Fund membership for one year.
International Awardees and US Liaisons will work together to programme a webinar that would be presented to the full AAMC membership, developing the themes and content collaboratively.
This year’s conference will take place 2-6 May 2020 in Seattle. The programme will focus on advancing the field beyond traditional and perceived thresholds and boundaries. Sessions will reconsider linear narratives, challenge concepts of borders, and investigate social and cross-cultural interactions. Events will be held at Seattle Art Museum, Asian Art Museum and Olympic Sculpture Park, and tours are planned at an additional 15+ sites.
The 2020 Keynote Dialogues will feature Kaywin Feldman, Director, National Gallery of Art; Sasha Suda, Director and CEO, National Gallery of Canada; Vishakha N. Desai, President Emerita Asia Society and Senior Research Scholar in Global Studies at Columbia University; and and Barbara Earl Thomas, writer and visual artist.
All applicants must be able to commit to the full programme, including attending the conference in Seattle at the time of application, including the all deadlines (non-negotiable), timelines and travel.
Funding and other benefits include:
* 'All of AAMC & AAMC Foundation programming and overall efforts shall strive to be representative of diversity: across self-identifications (by nation, gender, creed, race), socio-economic backgrounds, fields of expertise, types of institutional mission, and regional position, of participants. The more diverse our voices, the more dynamic our offerings.'
If you wish, please feel free to contact the Programmes team at Art Fund to discuss your proposal before applying.
Rachael Browning, head of programme development
0207 225 4816