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European ArtEast Foundation's Call for Grant Proposals 2018

The European ArtEast Foundation (EAEF), in collaboration with the Delfina Foundation, invites 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 the 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. 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 artistic positions. The area of interest, Eastern Europe, was once easily definable, but the dissolution of Cold War blocks, the 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 the Adriatic seas.

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. 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.

The application deadline is 4 June 2018.

For more information about how to apply, please visit the EAEF website at europeanarteast.com/opencall.html