CAA-Getty International Program
The CAA-Getty International Program, generously supported by the Getty Foundation, provides funding to between fifteen and twenty 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 120 scholars to the conferences, from forty-six 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.
About the 2020 Grant
The 2020 CAA-Getty International Program will support fifteen art historians, museum curators, and artists who teach art history to attend the 108th CAA Annual Conference in Chicago from February 12-15, 2020. 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 on February 11, at which grant recipients will present and discuss their common professional interests and issues. The grant will also fund five alumni from the CAA-Getty International Program to participate in the preconference colloquium and speak at a session during the conference. As they have in previous years, representatives from CAA’s hosted program participants during the conference week.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?
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.
HOW TO APPLY
Please review the application specifications and complete the application form. PLEASE NOTE: In order to apply, you need a temporary Member Number, which you get by contacting Member Services. In your email, please indicate that you need this temporary number in order to apply for the CAA-Getty International Program. No payment is necessary. If you have questions about the process or are unsure of your eligibility, please email Janet Landay, project director of the CAA-Getty International Program.
Applications should include:
- A completed application form
- A two-page version of the applicant’s CV
- A letter of recommendation from the chair, dean, or director of the applicant’s school, department, or museum
All application materials must be received by Thursday, August 29, 2019 (11:59 PM EST).