Samuel H. Kress Foundation Award for International Travel

About these awards:

Thanks to the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Art Libraries Society of North America is in the second of a six year grant to fund an initiative for international travel to promote the exchange of ideas and information among art librarians. This grant will support bringing select arts information professionals together at annual conferences that will enhance connections that can lead to national and international projects and initiatives.

The award will provide funding to assist European librarians and art information professionals to attend the annual conferences of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and for ARLIS/NA members to attend the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and other European art library conferences.

In 2015, ARLIS/NA will meet in Fort Worth, Texas from March 19-23 and IFLA will hold their World Congress in Capetown, South Africa from August 15-21.

The generous grant from the Kress Foundation will allow ARLIS/NA to make multiple grants to conference participants with the minimum award at $1000 (USD).

Application forms & information:

All applications must be received via email. The deadline for the Fort Worth conference has passed but submissions are still being accepted for IFLA and other European art library conferences until February 22, 2015. Please complete the form below and send to the Samuel H. Kress International Travel Awards Task Force chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

IFLA or European Conference Application Form [.DOC]