The Andy Warhol Foundation invites applications for its Curatorial Research Fellowship program. Proposals are accepted from arts organizations on behalf of curators at any stage of their careers, with or without institutional affiliation, working towards projects that will manifest at least two years after a grant is made. Grants of up to $50,000 are intended to cover expenses incurred during the research and development stage of an exhibition, public-facing project, or other visual arts-based initiatives that contribute in an original way to contemporary visual arts discourse.
Proposals should present the topic for which research is being undertaken in narrative form. It can be helpful to discuss the origin of the applicant’s interest in the topic and the work undertaken to date; it is expected that projects will evolve throughout the research, and outcomes need not be predicted. It is important to situate the research project about historical and contemporary art precedents and practices.
Strong proposals explore understudied topics and artists whose practices (or aspects of their practices) are experimental, hard to categorize, and otherwise less known to the general public. A letter of support from the director of the sponsoring organization must accompany the proposal.