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Travel grants to attend the CIMAM 2022 Annual Conference

CIMAM, Mallorca, Spain
Deadline: 30 June 2022

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

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

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, this important meeting 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.

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.
→ Application Form
→ 2022 Travel Grant Funders
→ CIMAM 2022 Annual Conference
→ CIMAM Travel Grant Selection Committee
→ Questions at

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

Grants are addressed to modern and contemporary art museum directors and curators 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, and most of their field of professional activity is related to the functions of an art museum, are also eligible.

Applicants should not be involved in any kind of commercial or for-profit activity.
While professionals of all career levels are encouraged to apply, priority is given to junior directors and curators (with less than 10 years of experience). Candidates who have previously received CIMAM grants from the same grant contributor may only be considered for a new grant after 3 years since the previous grant was awarded – unless the grant received was online. In that case, they are eligible to apply again.

Read carefully the list of eligible countries and criteria before submitting your application:
The Getty Foundation, Los Angeles
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.

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

OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo
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.

Mercedes Vilardell March, London/Mallorca
Supports professionals residing in the African continent who are not necessarily affiliated with a museum.

SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey, Istanbul
Supports professionals residing in Turkey or Turkish passport holders residing elsewhere.

Beijing Public Art and Culture Foundation, Beijing
Supports directors, curators, and professionals of modern and contemporary art museums residing in China.


Purpose of the grant
The aim of the grant is to allow successful candidates to attend the CIMAM 2022 Annual Conference and access not only the speaker presentations but also all the activities scheduled during the 3-day conference such as the networking and workshops sessions, and the visits to the main contemporary art exhibitions in Mallorca.

The support will cover:
• Conference registration includes access to all conference sessions, lunches, dinners, refreshment breaks, access to organized visits, the networking session, the workshop, and coach service to and from planned visits during the 3 conference days.
• travel expenses (round trip economy flight, train, or ferry tickets)
• Four night accommodation in one of the hotels recommended by CIMAM
• Becoming a member of CIMAM for the period awarded.

Funds do not cover transportation to/from the airport, visa expenses, travel insurance, and registration for the optional conference tours.

The distribution of funds is set on a case-by-case basis for each recipient. CIMAM books and pre-pays all expenses directly (travel and accommodation) avoiding reimbursements to any grantee.

Application Process
Candidates are invited to complete an online application form and include a CV and short résumé, a motivation statement, and two letters of recommendation by professionals or scholars who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications.

Current Members of CIMAM (2020-22) are exempt from providing 2 letters of recommendation, but the names of 2 referees. If you have any questions about your membership status please email before submitting your application to Susana Carnicero at (

Selection Process
Travel grant applications are evaluated and conferred by CIMAM’s Travel Grant Committee, composed of members of the CIMAM Board, and the travel grant funder.

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

When accepting the grant, each successful candidate should submit an online acceptance form to provide their travel details and agree to the grant’s Terms and Conditions.


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