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Art History Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions
The Art History Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions is designed to award instructors of qualifying undergraduate and graduate art history classes funds to cover the costs (travel, accommodations, and admission fees) associated with students and instructors attending museum special exhibitions throughout the United States and worldwide. The purpose of the grant is to enhance students’ first-hand knowledge of original works of art.
- These awards support student and instructor travel costs incurred while visiting museum special exhibitions in the United States and worldwide.
- Graduate and undergraduate art history class instructors are eligible to apply for funds to attend temporary museum exhibitions in the United States and other countries. Exhibitions on any artist, period, or area of art history are eligible for funding.
- Travel to see permanent collections is not eligible.
- Travel to see performances, temporary installations, or related ephemeral events is not eligible.
- Graduate and undergraduate art history class instructors are eligible to apply for funds to attend temporary museum exhibitions in the United States and other countries. Travel to see permanent collections is not eligible, nor would be performances and related ephemeral events. Exhibitions on any artist, period, or area of art history are eligible for funding.
- Awards are made directly to institutions whose institutional membership in CAA is in good standing.
- Applicant instructors must have individual membership in CAA and be in good standing.
- Funds may only be used to travel to exhibitions that correspond directly to the content of the class.
- The size of the class for which a grant may be awarded shall not be larger than fifteen (15) students.
- Awards may only be used for admission fees, travel and lodging expenses for the instructor and class members. Every attempt to attain group rates must be made.
Completed applications must include the following:
- Instructor’s curriculum vitae
- A course description and syllabus that identifies and explains the exhibition as part of the pedagogical aim of the course – Be sure to detail how the visit is integrated into the course (up to 500 words)
- An explanation of the instructor’s expertise in the subject matter of the exhibition (up to 250 words)
- A tentative itinerary of travel and lodging (up to 250 words)
- A budget detailing transportation and lodging expenses associated with traveling to and from the exhibition and lodging and admission costs, including an explanation of how any travel and accommodation funds in excess of the award will be raised
- A letter of support from the instructor’s department chair or dean
- How well the exhibition fits within the pedagogical aim of the course.
- The scholarly merit of the exhibition.
- Financial need. Would the class not be able to visit the exhibition, otherwise?
Awards will not exceed $10,000 per class, per exhibition.
All travel must be completed between June the year of application and May the year after application.
Awardees must submit a report of up to 1,000 words which explains in detail the benefits received and problems encountered in the course of travel to the exhibition for which support was received.
*Reports must be submitted to CAA no later than two months after the completion of travel.
Recipients of the award will be offered the chance to share their experience after their travel has ended. CAA will make the session available, but costs associated with attending the conference, including registration, membership, travel, and accommodation, will be the participants' responsibility.
- Only an Individual CAA Member ID or non-member CAA ID will allow you to sign into the submission forms. If you do not have an ID, please contact our membership department.
- Institutional Member IDs can not be used to create a submission.
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The deadline for application materials is January 15.