The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is accepting applications for its Conservation Grants Program, which provides support for the professional practice of art conservation, including conservation research, scholarly publications, and international conferences and symposia.
The program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, projects focused on the development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focused on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.
Grants are awarded to nonprofit institutions with 501(c)(3) status based in the United States, including supporting foundations of European institutions.
In previous years, grant amounts have ranged from $12,000 to $98,000.
To be eligible, nonprofit organizations, including supporting foundations of European institutions, must be recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
See the Kress Foundation website for complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application guidelines.