[artinfo] European ArtEast Foundation call for proposals
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European ArtEast Foundation call for grant proposals 2018
Application deadline: June 4, 2018, 5pm
ArtEast Foundation (EAEF), in collaboration with Delfina Foundation,
is inviting proposals for grants for research focused on Eastern
European artists working in the region in the 1950's and 1960's. The
purpose of these grants is to give art historians and curators the
opportunity to carry out ambitious research projects that will make a
significant contribution to the field of art history in Eastern
Europe. EAEF's goal is to stimulate a nuanced understanding of the
history and legacy of modernism in Eastern Europe and to bring
attention to overlooked artists who were important in their time but
had no international exposure due to the specific political context.
Research Grant Brief
EAEF are interested to receive proposals to study artistic activity
in Eastern Europe between approximately 1948 and 1968. The themes of
the research are open and are not limited to a particular artistic
tendency or medium but should target relevant movements, or unique
The area of interest, Eastern Europe, was once easily definable, but
the dissolution of Cold War blocks, rapid change in the
post-communist world and the growth of the EU altered this. Proposals
should focus on artistic activity in the former communist block, the
area between the Baltic and Adriatic seas.
The researcher should determine and describe their research
methodology and this should be appropriate to the study proposed.
Ambitious and novel research proposals that address new concepts and
techniques and those with the potential for significant artistic
impact are encouraged.
The EAEF are particularly interested in research that has a tangible
outcome, for example an exhibition, a series of workshops or
lectures, a book or a film. Proposals should demonstrate a plan, or
potential, for dissemination of the research. This might include to a
specialist audience, through academic conferences or publishing, or
to a more general audience. A written report, and/or other
documentation where appropriate, outlining the research undertaken
and the findings should be submitted to EAEF upon completion.
The call is primarily to academic researchers in art history and
curators, although artists or researchers from other disciplines can
apply where they can demonstrate that the proposal contributes to an
art historical context. We are keen to encourage fresh ideas from new
researchers and appropriate proposals are welcomed from those with
limited research experience.
The applicant can be based anywhere.
Doctoral and post-doctoral researchers are eligible to apply as are
researchers applying on behalf of cultural or academic institutions.
Joint applications with a collaborator or co-researcher are also
eligible however please note that grants will be awarded per proposal.
Support available and criteria
EAEF will award up to three research grants of between 3000 and 6000 GBP.
Proposals should outline how the grant will be spent; eligible
expenses include researcher fees/salary costs, travel and subsistence.
Decisions will be based on a number of criteria including the
quality, relevance of subject, potential impact and value for money
of the proposal.
Application deadline: Monday, June 4, 5pm, 2018
Awards announced by: Monday, July 16, 2018
Final report on the completed research submitted by: March 31, 2019
For more information about how to apply please visit the EAEF website
About European ArtEast Foundation
The Foundation aims to provide a global perspective on Eastern
European art and culture, and to encourage the development of
projects that expand the discourse around modern and contemporary art
from this region. Despite under-representation in, and a lack of
access to, the international art world during the Soviet era many
post-war artists still boldly developed their own vision
independently from the standardised canon of Socialist Realism. The
Foundation has a particular interest in encouraging the rediscovery
of seminal Eastern European artists from the 1950's and 1960's and
maintaining their legacy. It also embodies the values of patronage as
a context and framework to encourage creativity, innovation and
cultural production among contemporary artists.
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