Etant donnés offers grants to American curators wishing to conduct and deepen their research in contemporary art in France. These grants are intended to expand the opportunities of American curators, to encourage in-depth explorations of French cultural resources, and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among artists and professionals.
Candidates are encouraged to connect with art professionals and other researchers as well as with institutions, universities, art schools, or private and public archives in preparation for future exhibitions or collaborations.
Candidates must be:
- U.S. citizens who are affiliated with institutions.
- Or freelance curators working in the field of contemporary art.
They must be American citizens or legal residents of the United States for at least five years and have a minimum of three years of research or professional experience in the field.
Applicants must provide a clear and detailed letter presenting the research for which the grant is being requested, and a coherent and reasonable budget proposal. Grants may not exceed 50% of the overall budget of any given project.
The Artistic Committee will give priority to research projects conducted for the purpose of an exhibition or publication. Applicants must obtain authorization from their partner institutions to travel for the proposed periods of research.
Application deadline: August 23, 2017
For research taking place anytime between October 2017 and June 2018
Download an Application Form [PDF]