The Association of Art Historians (AAH) has announced its next batch of funding for academic collaborations with museums and galleries. The next deadline is in two weeks’ time on November 1st. If you have an idea for a project but need more time, you can apply for the next round before May 1st, 2015.
There are two streams: The Collaboration Award is for collaborative research projects between museum professionals and academics that lead to an event, publication, exhibition or display. The Individual Award provides financial assistance for museum professionals to undertake original research towards a publication, exhibition or display. Applicants can apply for any amount between £200 and £5,250. The award is tenable for a maximum of 12 months and can only be used for one project.
Previously funded projects (over the last two years) have included a collaboration between the Manchester Art Gallery and Michael Hopkins from the School of Computer Science, University of Manchester who produced new artworks for the exhibition The Imitation Game that will take place at the gallery in 2015; Kirstie Gregory from the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds who received funding to do research for an exhibition of the sculptues of the Romanian/British artist Paul Neagu (1938–2004); the Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry–Londonderry and Dr Marina Vishmidt, an independent art historian and writer who collaborated on the exhibition Momentous Times; and the Photographers’ Gallery in London and the Manchester Metropolitan Museum, with Dr Patricia Allmer and Dr John Sears who put together the exhibition Taking Shots: the Photography of William S Burroughs.
To apply, at least one party must hold current AAH membership (either individual or institutional). The grants are open to museum professionals (curators, conservators, educators), academics from HE and FE sectors, indepedents, i.e. individuals of postdoctoral standing or with equivalent experience not affiliated to an institution, and freelance curators. Non-UK nationals may also apply.