Financial support for reprographic and copyright expenses
2016 AAH Grants Update
Our existing grants and prizes programme is currently undergoing review. We will announce information about our new AAH awards, grants and prizes for 2017 onwards very soon. Please check our AAH Funding page for further updates.
The aim of the Image Grant is to help art historians with not-for-profit publication of their research by contributing towards the cost of reproduction and clearing permission to use visual material under copyright. Applicants may apply for up to £500.
Who is the grant for?
You are eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria:
1. You are currently a member of the UK AAH and have been a member for at least one year.
2. You can provide a copy of your agreement with the publisher or other written evidence that your publication has been accepted for publication and details of the images that have been agreed. You can provide quote for the image costs at non-commercial rates. You will be required to submit this information with your application.
You are not eligible if you are:
1. Enrolled in either full-time or part-time study (undergraduate or postgraduate).
2. You have received an Image Grant from the AAH within the last year. Previous recipients may apply again if two years have elapsed since the previous award.
3. You are a member of the AAH Trustee Board or one of its sub-committees.
Please note that priority will be given to applicants who are unaffiliated to an institution or without other means of support, but all eligible applications will be considered.
How does it work?
Applicants are required to complete an application form, a proposal form and attach copies of the written evidence specified above. Applications are then assessed on merit by the AAH Freelance and Independents’ Group Committee and AAH trustees. All applications are anonymised before they are passed to the judging panel.
We will aim to notify all applicants of the outcome within one month of the deadline.
The successful applicant will be asked to pay their expenses and then claim this cost back from AAH by providing receipts to the amount claimed. Receipts should be submitted as soon as possible and all grants must be claimed within two years of being awarded. The grants will be paid by cheque or bank transfer in pounds sterling. The AAH is unable to cover bank charges and exchange commissions.
Successful applicants will be required to write a short report (no more than 500 words) on their publication and submit this to the AAH no later than 8 weeks after their research has been published. This report may be published on the AAH website or in the Bulletin. Recipients should also acknowledge the support of the AAH in the publication.
The decision of the AAH is final. By submitting the application you agree to the conditions of this grant. You also agree to have the submitted evidence checked. The AAH reserves the right to periodically revise the conditions of this grant and to publish the names of grant recipients.
How to apply
We are no longer accepting applications for this grant.
- Victoria Horn and Lara Perry: Feminist Art Histories: Renewing Radical Critiques of Theory and Practice (I.B. Tauris)
- Catriona McAra: Leonora Carrington and the International Avant-Garde (Manchester University Press)
- Nicola McCartney: Death of the Artist: Art World Dissidents and their Alternative Identities (I.B. Tauris)
- Esra Plumer: Unica Zürn: Art, Writing and Post-War Surrealism (I.B. Tauris)
- Mark Stuart-Smith: 'Opticality and ventriloquism in Juan Muñoz’s The Wasteland (1986)', Art History
- Sinéad Furlong-Clancy: The Depiction and Description of the Female Body in French Art, Literature and Society: Women in the Parks of Paris: Painting and Writing the Female Body, 1848-1900 (Edwin Mellen Press)
- Alexandra Kokoli: The Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice (Bloomsbury Academic)
- Anna Vives: Identidad en tiempos de vanguardia: narcisismo, genio y violencia en la obra de Salvador Dalí y Federico García Lorca (Peter Lang)
- Amy Barnes: Museum Representations of Maoist China (Ashgate)
- Miranda Mason: ‘Walking the Dog à la ville: Louise Abbéma, Women and the Parisian Landscape’ in Heather Belnap Jensen and Temma Balducci (eds), Women, Femininity and Public Space in European Visual Culture, 1789-1914 (Ashgate)
- Peter Muir: Gordon Matta-Clark’s Conical Intersect: Sculpture, Space and the Cultural Value of Urban Imagery (Ashgate)
- Barbara Burman: The Artful Pocket: A Social History of an Everyday Object in 18th and 19th Century Britain (Ashgate)
- Sharon Haya Hecker: ‘Sealed Between Wax and the Role of the Audience in Luciano Fabro’s Tu’, Oxford Art Journal
- Outi Remes: Performativity in the Gallery: Staging Interactive Encounters (Peter Lang)
- Tricia Cusack: Framing the Ocean, 1700 to Present: The Sea as Social Space in Western Art (Ashgate)