STIP: Beauford Delaney Research Grant for 1 Year Research Projects on African American Art (INHA, Paris)

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, in partnership with FACE Foundation, and with support from the Ford Foundation, is proud to announce the new Beauford Delaney Research Grant, which funds travel and other expenses related to research projects on African American art undertaken by France-based academics and scholars.

Submission deadline: 14 May 2021

The new program is inscribed within the partner institutions’ broader initiative to promote African American artists in France, and its goal is to explore, and lead to a better understanding of, the practices of artists whose work has been historically underrepresented in art history, as well as to highlight these artists’ individuality and their relationship with the complex global art historical landscape.

The grant was conceived in collaboration with the INHA (French National Institute of Art History), the most prominent art historical institution in France, created in 2001 with the mission to support academic research and international cooperation around art.

Named after the famous American painter Beauford Delaney (1901-1979), this grant is designed for art historians, either French or international, who are working in France and wish to conduct original research on African American art.

The research projects can focus on any African American artists who are living/lived in the 19th to 21st centuries and should consider the artists in the context of the global artistic and cultural practices of the time, taking into account transnational circulation, transfer and contact zones.

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