California Arts Council

State of California

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Exhibition Grants - Spring 2008
Terra Foundation

Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art firsthand, the Terra Foundation supports exhibitions that increase the understanding and appreciation of historical American art (circa 1500-1980). The foundation has a particular interest in exhibitions that add an international dimension to the study or presentation of historical American art or take place in Chicago, where we're headquartered. "International dimensions" vary by project, but include:
  • A venue outside the United States,
  • A focused thesis that makes a significant contribution to scholarship on historical American art in an international context, and/or
  • An international curatorial team.

Visual arts that are eligible for Terra Foundation Exhibition Grants include painting; sculpture; works on paper (prints, drawings, watercolors, photographs); decorative arts (typically handmade functional objects of high aesthetic quality); design (objects of high aesthetic quality; excludes industrial design); video art; and conceptual art. Excluded are architecture, performance art, and commercial film/animation.

Exhibition Grant proposals will be reviewed by an external panel of scholars and curators who are specialists in historical American art.

Letter of Inquiry: August 1, 2017
Proposal: October 16, 2017

Phone: 312.664.3939
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Deadline: 08-01-2018

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