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CAA-Getty International Program

The CAA-Getty International Program, generously supported by the Getty Foundation, provides funding to art historians, museum curators, and art history educators to attend CAA’s Annual Conferences. The goal of the project is to increase international participation in CAA, to diversify the association’s membership, and to foster collaborations between North American art historians, artists, and curators and their international colleagues. 

Since it began in 2012, the program has brought 159 scholars to CAA's annual conferences, from 50 countries located in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. Each year, a preconference colloquium on international topics in art history inaugurates the week, kicking off four days of conference sessions, meetings with new colleagues, and visits to museums and galleries. After these events, the program has generated many scholarly collaborations between participants, including publications, conferences, and exhibitions. Read more about the program and its history in our 10-year anniversary publication, published in 2021.

Another aspect of the program, Global Conversations began in 2017. That year, CAA organized a reunion to celebrate five successful years of the CAA-Getty International Program. Twenty alumni were selected to present papers at the Annual Conference in New York on international topics in art history. Since 2018, this has continued as online Global Conversations beginning mid-year between alumni to determine topics of global interest for the program and culminating in a preconference colloquium featuring new grantees and a conference session with presentations by CAA-Getty alumni. CAA continues to expand its international offerings and programs in the CAA-Getty Program and beyond.  Read about past CAA-Getty Events and more Global Conversations here.

More About the Grant

The grant given to participants of the CAA-Getty International Program covers travel expenses, hotel accommodations, per diems, conference registrations, and one-year CAA memberships. The program includes a one-day preconference colloquium on international issues in art history, at which grant recipients present and discuss their common professional interests and issues. The grant also funds five alumni from the CAA-Getty International Program to participate in the preconference colloquium and speak at a session during the conference. Representatives from CAA’s North American membership welcome program participants at the start of the week and serve as informal advisors during the conference week. 


Applicants must be practicing art historians who teach at a university or work as a curator in a museum. They must have a good working knowledge of English, be able to obtain a visa to travel to the United States, and be available to participate in CAA events. Only professionals who are from countries underrepresented in CAA’s membership are eligible to apply. Professionals who have not previously attended the conference will be given priority. The grant excludes scholars from the United States, Western Europe, Israel, and Australia, whose countries are well represented in CAA. It further excludes scholars who have received funds from American foundations or research institutes to participate in conferences or residencies in the United States. Applicants do not need to be CAA members. This grant program is not open to graduate students or to those already participating in the CAA conference as chairs, speakers, or discussants. 

Application Requirements:   

  • Contact and identity information   
  • Summary of academic or artistic focus (250 word maximum)   
  • Summary current job and the institution for which you work (250 word maximum)   
  • Description of prior international collaborations or projects with which you have been involved (250 word maximum)   
  • How will attending the CAA conference benefit your professional development and your institution? What impact do you believe your experience can have on US-based conversations about global art histories? (250 word maximum)   
  • Description of possible colloquium topic (250 word maximum)   
  • Curriculum Vitae   
    • Upload PDF or Word document   
  • Contact information for letter of recommendation   
    • References will be contacted to upload their letters of recommendation    

Deadline: August 15, 2023

Please note: to start the application process you must first create a temporary CAA account number here. That will allow you to proceed to the online application.


Questions? Please contact Cali Buckley, Manager of Grants and Awards & Director of the CAA-Getty International Program, at

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