About these awards:

Thanks to the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Art Libraries Society of North America is in the fourth year of a six-year grant to support international travel that promotes the exchange of ideas and information among art librarians. Exceptional art information professionals will receive awards of $1,000-$2,500 (depending on venue) to attend conferences, thereby fostering communication and developing connections with international projects and initiatives.

There are two categories of awards:

  • For European librarians and art information professionals to attend the annual conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)  
  • For ARLIS/NA members to attend the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Art Libraries Satellite Meeting or another European art library conference

The 45th ARLIS/NA annual conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 5-9, 2017.

There will not be an IFLA Art Satellite Meeting in 2017, but ARLIS/NA members may apply to attend the 83rd IFLA General Conference and Assembly (which includes a meeting of the IFLA Art Section), in Wrocław, Poland, August 19-25, 2017.

The number and amount of awards will be determined by a review panel consisting of appointed members of ARLIS/NA, taking into consideration levels of need, participation, and travel costs, as well as the overall number of applicants.

In order to accommodate the two categories of awards and to allow for travel throughout the year, applications for 2017 will be accepted in two rounds.

Application forms & information:

Round 1 Applications: Deadline = November 21, 2016

For travel by Europeans to the 45th ARLIS/NA annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 5-9, 2017, OR travel by ARLIS/NA members to meetings in Europe before May 1, 2017.

Requirements:

    • Applicants may only receive a Kress award twice within a six-year period.
    • Applicants from Europe must have proper travel documents for entering the United States.
    • Applicants for overseas travel to Europe must be current ARLIS/NA members.

Dates:

    • Deadline for Round 1: applications must be received via email no later than November 21, 2016.
    • Notification for Round 1 awards will be by December 16, 2016.
Round 2 Applications: Deadline = February 28, 2017

For ARLIS/NA Members to attend the IFLA Conference or other meetings in Europe between May 1 and December 31, 2017.

Requirements:

    • Applicants may only receive a Kress award twice within a six-year period.
    • IFLA Art Libraries Standing Committee members are ineligible to apply for funding to attend the IFLA General Conference.
    • Applicants for overseas travel to Europe must be current ARLIS/NA members.

Dates:

    • Deadline for Round 2: applications must be received via email no later than February 28, 2017.
    • Notification for Round 2 awards will be by March 31, 2017.

Please complete the form and send to the Samuel H. Kress International Travel Awards Review Panel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (chair).

Application [MS Word]