Grant collection Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

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The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and Independent Curators International (ICI) announces the grant 2013 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros for curatorial in Central America and the Caribbean research trips.

in its second edition, this travel grant will support a conservator based in any part of the world so that you travel to Central America and the Caribbean to investigate about the artistic scenes and cultural activities in the region, with the aim of creating new collaborations with artists, curators, museums and cultural centers in the area, this scholarship covers curatorial residenciesvisits of study and archival research.

trip CPPC scholarship will support that a curator visit one or multiple places in Central America and the Caribbean, and will give priority to first encounters with the region, allowing curators who have not visited the area to establish contact and develop networks. The travel period is between three weeks and three months, and may occur between May and November 2013. The scholarship will cover expenses up to $10,000.

guidelines to apply for a scholarship can be found by visiting the website of ICI. Independent curators and those with an institutional affiliation may apply. Applications of curators with established careers and those emerging (3 + years of professional experience) will be considered. Requests may be submitted in English or Spanish.

the first edition of this scholarship was awarded in 2012, in honor to curator Virginia Pérez-Ratton (1950-2010), recognized internationally for his work with contemporary artists from Central America and the Caribbean. As a resource that complements the CPPC travel scholarship, ICI keeps online platform providing information on Pérez-Ratton to about institutions, archives, collections, and cultural activities in the region. This resource will also eventually include information about the journey of the scholarship awarded.

entries must be made before April 1, 2013.

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