TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION GRANT
The Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a publisher. For this grant program, “American art” is defined as art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States. Awards of up to $15,000 will be made in three distinct categories:
- Grants to US publishers for manuscripts considering American art in an international context
- Grants to non-US publishers for manuscripts on topics in American art
- Grants for the translation of books on topics in American art to or from English.
Annual deadline of September 15
Applications for publication grants will be considered only for book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a nonprofit or commercial publisher. The Terra Foundation defines “American art” as art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States. This definition applies to scholarly manuscript grants and translation grants. Manuscripts from US publishers must be on a topic in American art that presents American art in an international context.
Applications are judged in relation to the following: Manuscript excellence and adherence to guidelines is of utmost importance; support of the field and effective dissemination of scholarly works on American art are also primary considerations in making awards. Additionally, from publishers in the United States will be judged in relation to the project’s international dimension. Please review the Application Guidelines for complete instructions.
Eligibility is limited to book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a nonprofit or commercial publisher. In particular circumstances involving non-US publishers, projects being considered for publication may also apply. Self-published manuscripts are not eligible for this grant.
Manuscripts must adhere to the subject matter of the award for which they are applying (see Application Process, Schedule, and Checklist). Applications must be submitted by the publisher for the US and non-US book grants; publishers and authors/translators can apply for the translation grant. Exhibition and collection catalogues, books on architecture (including urban design and landscape design), popular film or mainstream cinema, and catalogues raisonné are not eligible for an award.
Scholarly books in print or digital formats from commercial and nonprofit presses are eligible for an award. A press can submit the same manuscript for other awards that CAA administers, but a book that wins one CAA publishing grant may not receive a second grant. A project that has been rejected for a grant may not be resubmitted to the same grant. Publishers are encouraged to submit no more than two books for consideration in any one grant period.
The grants are especially designed to cover image acquisition and translation costs, but may be used to cover any costs related to the publication's editing and production costs. Applications that propose enhancing the visual component of the study through the inclusion of color plates or an expanded component of black-and-white illustrations will be eligible for grants, as would exceptional design requirements (maps, line drawings, charts, and tables). Reimbursement for permission and reproduction rights as well as translation costs will also be appropriate.Publishers: Submit Your Letter of Intent Here
The grant is open to applicants from all nations for translation of a book, published or unpublished, on a topic in American art to English, or from English to another language. For this grant, “American art” is defined as art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States. Applications can be submitted by the publisher or author/translator.
All components (excluding the partial manuscript) must be submitted in English. The publisher or author/translator submits all components as follows and sends them compiled as PDFs through the portal. Application PDFs should be named Author’s Last Name_00_Complete, e.g. Sheehan_00_Complete. All application components, excluding the sample manuscript, must be submitted in English.
Questions? Please contact Cali Buckley, Grants and Special Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program has been made possible through generous support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.