We are pleased to announce the first round of recipients of our new grants for art history.

This new grant scheme was launched earlier this year to further our mission to advance the study and practice of art history. Grants of up to £1,000 were offered to support scholarly research, to develop professional practice and to further the teaching and learning of art history at all education levels.

We received 54 grant applications and have awarded 26 grants. The quality and breadth of applications was very impressive, which was encouraging but made the selection process incredibly difficult. After much deliberation, our Grants & Prizes Committee decided to award grants for the following initiatives.

Twenty-three Scholarly Research grants are awarded in the following categories:

Publication grants

  • ‘Fabricating Publics: The Dissemination of Culture in the Post-Truth Era’, Published by Data Browser & Open Universities Press

Image grants

  • The Omega Workshops and the Modern Artistic Interior on the British Stage, 1914-1918, with special reference to ‘The Wynmartens’ (1914) , Published in Interiors: Design/Architecture/Culture by Taylor and Francis
  • Reflexions: Photography in Contemporary France, Published by Leuven University Press
  • Modern Spiritualism and Scottish Art, 1860-1940, published by Bloomsbury Academic Publishers
  • The Materiality of Exhibited Photography in the Modernist Era: Forming Content, published by Routledge
  • Scented Visions: Smell in Art, 1850-1914, published by Pennsylvania State University Press
  • Remade in America: Surrealist Art, Activism and Politics 1940-1978, published by University of California Press
  • Cultural Diplomacy in Regional Art Institutions, Published in Visual Studies by Taylor and Francis

Travel Grants

  • Word and Image Research Group, The University of Amsterdam
  • Imagining Landscape and Myth in Scottish Art, Isle of Skye
  • Research trip to the Harry Ransom Centre at the University of Texas, Austin
  • Research trip to the Instituto de Artes Gráficas, Oaxaca
  • Research trip to the Rijksmuseum and Teylers Museum, Amsterdam
  • Research trip to Howard University Art Gallery, the Archives of American Art and the National Gallery,Washington & Philadelphia
  • Research trip to visit the National Archives and the archive of the Royal Geographic Society, London

Conferences grants

  • ‘Attention! Paris Dada’ at the University of Glasgow
  • ‘Weave it! Workshops: learning through making with the Bauhaus women’s workshops’ at Stour Space, Hackney
  • ‘Jewish Migration and the Visual Arts: Representing the Second Generation Experience’ at Leicester
  • ‘…In or about 1970…’: Artists, Writers, and Feminist Thought’ at Loughborough University
  • ‘Ingrid Pollard Symposium’ at the University of Exeter
  • ‘Group Work: Contemporary Art and Feminism’ at Goldsmiths University and Kettles Yard
  • ‘Art History in Climate Change’ at The Courtauld Institute of Art
  • ‘Hayley 2020’ at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Three Professional Practice grants are awarded for the following projects:

  • ‘The sublime Truths of Science are no longer confined to the wealthy and the learned’ in Edinburgh
  • A podcast project in Liverpool
  • ‘Curious Curators’ in Salisbury

Applications for the next round of grants for art history are invited before 30 March 2020.

Image: From the 2013 exhibition Momentous Times at The Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), which received grant funding from the Association.