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CAA-Getty International Program

The CAA-Getty International Program, generously supported by the Getty Foundation, provides funding to art historians, museum curators, and artists who teach art history to attend CAA’s Annual Conferences. The goal of the project is to increase international participation in CAA, to diversify the association’s membership, and to foster collaborations between North American art historians, artists, and curators and their international colleagues.

Since it began in 2012, the program has brought 135 scholars to CAA's annual conferences, from fifty countries located in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. Each year, a preconference colloquium on international topics in art history inaugurates the week, kicking off four days of conference sessions, meetings with new colleagues, and visits to museums and galleries. Subsequent to these events, the program has generated many scholarly collaborations, including publications, conferences, and exhibitions.

In 2017, CAA organized a reunion to celebrate five successful years of the CAA-Getty International Program. Twenty alumni were selected to present papers at the Annual Conference in New York, held February 15-18, 2017. Organized into four sessions about international topics in art history, these Global Conversations were chaired by distinguished scholars from the United States and featured presentations by the CAA-Getty alumni. In 2018 and 2019, the Global Conversations continued at a preconference colloquium and a conference session featuring five CAA-Getty alumni. Read past CAA-Getty Global Conversations.

This year, CAA prepared a publication to celebrate ten successful years of the CAA-Getty International Program. Moving forward, the CAA-Getty International Program will be a mainstay in our ongoing and expanding international programs and collaborations. View the publication here: 

Global Conversations: 10 Years of the CAA-Getty International Program 

More About the Grant

The grant covers travel expenses, hotel accommodations for eight nights, per diems, conference registrations, and one-year CAA memberships. The program includes a one-day preconference colloquium on international issues in art history, at which grant recipients present and discuss their common professional interests and issues. The grant also funds five alumni from the CAA-Getty International Program to participate in the preconference colloquium and speak at a session during the conference. Representatives from CAA’s North-American membership welcome program participants at the start of the week and serve as informal advisors during the conference week.


Applicants must be practicing art historians who teach at a university or work as a curator in a museum, or artists who teach art history. They must have a good working knowledge of English, be able to obtain a visa to travel to the United States, and be available to participate in CAA events. Only professionals who have not attended a CAA conference previously, and who are from countries underrepresented in CAA’s membership are eligible to apply.  The grant excludes scholars from North America, Western Europe, Israel, and Australia, whose countries are well represented in CAA. It further excludes scholars who have received funds from American foundations or research institutes to participate in conferences or residencies in the United States. Applicants do not need to be CAA members. This grant program is not open to graduate students or to those participating in the CAA conference as chairs, speakers, or discussants.


Please note: to start the application process you must first write to receive a temporary CAA account number. That will allow you to proceed to the online application.

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