The Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering the exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States.
To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its Academic Workshop and Symposium Grants. Through the program, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of in-person exchanges intended for scholarly audiences (e.g., workshops, symposia, and colloquia) that advance scholarship in the field of American art (circa 1500–1980) and that take place in Chicago or outside the United States, or in the United States, with at least one-third of participants coming from outside the United States. The foundation also welcomes applications from international research groups. Groups should consist of two to four faculty members from two or more academic institutions, at least one of which must be located outside the United States. Groups also should propose specific research questions that will advance scholarship and plan to meet in person two or more times.
Visual arts that are eligible for Terra Foundation Academic Workshop and Symposium Grants include all visual art categories except architecture and commercial film/animation. The foundation favors programs that place objects and practices in an art historical perspective.
To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or its international equivalent.
See the Terra Foundation for American Art website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.