Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) Travel Bursaries

Posted: 4 June 2013 by ESCALA in News  

The Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA) and the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex (SPAH) are pleased to announce two travel bursaries of £250 each for on-course graduate and undergraduate students of SPAH wishing to travel to the international conference, ‘Encuentros transatlánticos: discursos vanguardistas en España y Latinoamérica’ (‘Transatlantic Encounters: Avant-garde Disourses in Spain and Latin America’). To be hosted by the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, this conference takes place from 11-13 July, 2013. Successful applicants will also be able to visit ‘La invención concreta’ (‘Concrete Invention’), an exhibition of geometric abstraction works from Latin America to be shown concurrently at the Reina Sofía and drawn from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Further details of the ‘Transatlantic Encounters’ conference and the ‘Concrete Invention’ exhibition may be viewed here

ESCALA and SPAH gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) for making these two travel bursaries available to students of art from Latin America in SPAH. ISLAA is an educational initiative of the Geo Global Foundation devoted to the support of advanced research in the field of Latin American Art Studies and plays a relevant role in promoting Latin American art through its distinguished grants and support of lectures, conferences and publications. The Institute facilitates grants to partnering universities and institutions, which in turn award them to selected scholars, professionals, and specific projects.

Applicants for the ‘Transatlantic Encounters’ travel bursaries should submit a brief statement of no more than 300 words outlining their interest in attending this conference and how their attendance will likely benefit their study of art from Latin America. The statement should also be accompanied by a breakdown of costs for the proposed trip. Please send statement + budget as an email attachment to Dr. Rebecca Breen ( no later than 12:00 noon, 7 June. The outcome will be announced by 12:00 noon, 11 June. Travel awards are open to all on-course graduate and undergraduate students of art from Latin America in SPAH. 


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