FELLOWSHIP FUND COMMITTEE
Danièle Perrier (Chair, Germany), Lisbeth Rebollo Gonçalves (ex officino, Brazil), Chauhsin Chen (Taiwan), Niilofur Farrukh (Pakistan), Robert-Jan Müller (Netherlands), Anselmo Villata (Open section), Joke de Wolf (Netherlands)
The Fellowship Fund Committee (FFC) intends to enable talented young critics who cannot afford to pay their membership fee to join AICA and – if we are successful in raising enough money – help them attend the international Congresses and similar events organized by AICA. But we cannot accomplish these important tasks without your support.
AICA International seeks your support
The Fellowship Fund Commission (FFC) intends to enable talented young critics who cannot afford to pay their membership fee to join AICA and – if we are successful in raising enough money – help them attend the international Congresses and similar events organized by AICA. But we cannot accomplish these important tasks without your support.
HOW TO RAISE MONEY:
1. Individual Giving by AICA members, under the Double Subscription Scheme
The idea is simple, direct, and practical: Members who can afford to do so pay twice their international AICA fee in order to enable the membership of others. The regulations can be found on AICA’s website under ‘Association/Become a member’ and the criteria for candidates to the Fellowship Fund under ‘Commissions/ Fellowship Fund’. Candidates for the FFC are talented critics who are able to contribute to the standards of our organisation but live in countries that are less economically developed or are in an early stage of their career and unable to afford AICA’s membership fee, no matter where they reside in the world. The FFC is determined to not only offer these critics membership but also enable them to maintain it. AICA’s international membership also supports this endeavour. Therefore, we kindly invite all section presidents to ask the participation of their wealthier members. To facilitate your task, we are providing a registration form that can be filled out electronically.
2. Support of AICA National Sections
Our interviews of former beneficiaries of the FFC show that in many countries, AICA membership does not aid members’ scholarly work if they cannot travel to AICA’s Congresses or attend international exhibitions such as Biennales or Documenta. We therefore welcome contributions to the FF from well off national sections to guarantee travel grants to certain members. (The application procedure is still in development.)
It goes without saying that wealthier sections should support new members in need in their own country by accepting them without fees for three years, if needed, while the FF will provide the new members’ AICA International fee. We offer to name all fellows on the website of the FFC as we feel their selection is a reward. We would also like to mention the national section that enabled their acceptance on AICA’s website under beneficiary members.
We encourage national sections to integrate the young critics who receive an FFC fellowship or the Incentive Prize for Young Critics into their activities.
3. Companies as Sponsors:
Many companies have collections: Schering, Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank, Vuitton, Cartier, Pinault, etc.
We intend to contact them, but we are also dependent on your help here and ask you kindly to get in contact with these company-collectors in your home country. Please make them attentive to our fund. As a thank-you gift, we can mention companies that support the FFC as beneficiary members on, both the AICA International homepage and flyers as well as those of the AICA national section that the companies are supporting.
We invite the members of all sections to provide us with names of critics who deserve a free membership. The FF commission makes every effort to investigate such young talents, but we need each AICA member’s help in expanding our search. We encourage all members to nominate new critics for FF candidacy. Each nominated candidate will be considered for a fellowship by the Committee of the Fellowship Fund.
Many states and municipalities around the globe have partnerships with regions in other countries, often on other continents. Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, for instance, has a partnership with Rwanda. This means we have an opportunity to reach talented critics through the ministries of your country. You need only to ask them to network us with their contacts in their partner lands. If the FFC collaborates with governments in seeking to assist critics of their partner nations, we may be eligible for financial assistance in carrying out our mission.
We shall be successful only if everyone shares our concern and solidarity with less privileged critics. Please feel free to contact us for any further information or suggestions.
Dr. Danièle Perrier
Chair of AICA International Fellowship Fund
For the presidium
Marek Bartelik, Christian Holland, Anna van Leeuwen, Bélgica Ródriguez, Tsai Raylin.