Call for African curators to take part in the CIMAM 2022 Travel Grant Program

2 June 2022

CIMAM 2021 grantee Janine Gaelle Dieudji, Director of Exhibitions, Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden, Marrakech, Morocco. Photo by HAWA

Are you a modern and contemporary art curator residing in the African continent, not necessarily affiliated with a museum, willing to develop your professional skills by attending the CIMAM Annual Conference?

Don't hesitate. Apply now!

Apply for a Travel Grant supported by Mercedes Vilardell March, London/Mallorca, and the Getty Foundation, Los Angeles

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 will be held in Mallorca, the Balearic Islands in Spain from 11 to 13 November 2022.


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.

Make sure the required documents are uploaded correctly and compulsory fields are filled, otherwise your application will not be processed. Uncompleted applications won't be considered.

The deadline to apply is Thursday 30 June at 9:00 am CEST.

Apply HERE

Mercedes Vilardell March, London/Mallorca

Mercedes Vilardell March

Mercedes Vilardell is Chair of Tate’s African Acquisitions Committee, Member of the African Acquisitions Committee at the Centre Pompidou, Member of the Executive Commission of the Reina Sofia Foundation, Board member of The Showroom in London; and Member of the executive committee of Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

In addition to supporting Gasworks with an artist residency, she also supports Delfina Foundation, Chisenhale Gallery, and one student a year from the African continent at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.

Mercedes is also a sponsor for the Bamako Encounters, Mali, and the Lubumbashi Biennale, Congo.

Supports professionals residing in the African continent who are not necessarily affiliated with a museum.

The Getty Foundation, Los Angeles

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Getty Center, [copyright] J. Paul Getty Trust

The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, the Foundation strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. It carries out its work in collaboration wit
h the other Getty programs to ensure that they individually and collectively achieve maximum effect. The CIMAM travel grants are made possible with support from the Getty Foundation through its Connecting Professionals/Sharing Expertise initiative.

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.