Write about Asian art for art's sake and get some money for your own sake
The booming market is a clear indication: Asian art is hot! To encourage people not just to invest in it, but also study it, the Asia Art Archive created the Martell Contemporary Asian Art Research Grant in 2005. The organisation wants to push more research and in-depth analytical writing, suggesting it's important for long-term appreciation of the region's contemporary culture.
As a result, the AAA is putting out a call now for art scholars and academics to apply for the grant. If you've always wanted to do that thesis on ironic Mao figurines or South Asian abstract, here's your chance. However, this is strictly for those into serious study and research.
By the way, the organisation defines Asian art not just geographically, so it includes artists of Asian descent living around the world and artists of non-Asian descent living here.
The deadline for proposals is April 30, with the grant results to be announced on June 30. The AAA will award a total of HK$80,000. Proposals can be sent to Asia Art Archive by fax or e-mail and should include a CV. Applicants are required to provide a tentative schedule and budget in their proposals. For complete details, contact the AAA at 2815 1112 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org