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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Grants for Los Angeles Archival Projects

On the Record: Art in LA 1945-1980 (grants for LA archival projects)
Getty Foundation

Deadline: 12-31-2014

On the Record: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 is a special initiative undertaken by the Getty Foundation and the Getty Research Institute to document and preserve the history of postwar art in Southern California. The initiative began with Foundation support for surveys of archival holdings at 22 local museums, universities, and libraries, as well as those of key dealers, critics, and other individuals. Subsequent surveys focused on Latino and African American art in Southern California.

Building on the results of the surveys, the Foundation provided On the Record Archival Grants to enable local institutions to arrange and describe their archival collections related to the On the Record initiative and to make them accessible to scholars, staff, and the general public. As the next phase in the initiative, the Foundation is now offering On the Record Exhibition Research and Planning Grants to Southern California institutions to develop a city-wide series of exhibitions.

The first step in applying for an On the Record Archival Grant is to submit a preliminary letter of inquiry to determine eligibility. The letter (maximum two pages) should include the following:

– a short description of the nature and significance of the archival collection;
– a brief description of the work for which funding is requested;
– a brief description of the way in which scholars currently access the archive;
– a brief description of the qualifications of the personnel who will be involved in the project;
– an estimate of the amount of financial support to be requested from the Getty Foundation; and
– a brief explanation of the nonprofit, charitable, or tax-exempt status of the organization that owns the archive.

Deadline: 12-31-2014

Phone: 310.440.7320
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