The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Foundation’s Engagement Programme for International Curators (EPIC) offers curators a rare and valuable platform for cross-cultural networking and exchange. By engaging with their counterparts, participants build and/or strengthen international relationships, lead multi-national conversations, and advance their professional skills. Partnerships are not project-based, but instead specifically focus on the reciprocity of information, experiences, and insights to help curators gain new perspectives, approach challenges with fresh ideas, and encourage global thinking.
The programme is fully funded for participants. Pairings are introduced in February 2021 and meet virtually at least twice to advance shared interests, goals, and dialogues. They will work together to host a Curator Gathering, an informal 45-minute peer-to-peer discussion open to AAMC’s curatorial community on a topic of their choosing in the fall/winter 2021. Together, the full 2021 cohort will collaborate to create a free and open webinar for the larger AAMC Foundation network. The programme ends in December 2021.
Selected participants benefit from:
- A stipend of $1250.
- Two-year full AAMC Foundation Community Access, including professional development activities and website, which includes professional resources, a webinar archive, and a member directory of 1300 curators.
- Participation in the 2021 Virtual Art Curators Conference and Virtual Alumni Reception in late April-early May.
- Engagement with US Liaison, including at least two video meetings between 1 May and 1 November 2021.
- 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 organisations will be considered. Please note that curators working in four-wall collecting and non-collecting, community based, and non-four wall organizations, are eligible.
- All applicants must be non-profit curators around the globe having worked or currently working within collections, exhibitions and/or projects in development that explore historical art of the United States (c. 1500-1980), including Native American Art and U.S. Latinx Art, as well as painting; sculpture; works on paper, such as prints, drawing and photography; decorative arts; performance; and design (except industrial). Architecture and commercial film are excluded.
- All applicants must be able to commit to participating in all programme components at the time of application, including all the deadlines (non-negotiable).
- International awardees must live and work in the any country but the United States.
Deadline: 15 January 2021