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The Getty Foundation: Keeping It Modern

Deadline: December 1, 2017

The Getty Foundation supports the conservation of modern architecture as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative. The following types of grants are available:

  • Planning grants are offered for research and planning projects for significant 20th century buildings that involve practitioners from multiple disciplines and may include research of historical documentation; research on the historic fabric of the building; physical analysis and testing of original materials used in construction, such as their properties and performance under specific conditions; the development and testing of technical solutions; and preparation of technical drawings, budget estimates, and schedules of work. Planning projects may also include the development of comprehensive management plans for cyclical maintenance and long-term care. The majority of grants awarded as part of Keeping It Modern will be for research and planning.
  • Implementation grants are offered for exceptional projects related to internationally recognized buildings that advance the conservation of modern architecture in significant ways and have the potential to serve as models for the conservation of other 20th century buildings.

Amount: Grants typically range from $75,000-$150,000.

Eligibility: Nonprofit or charitable organizations from around the world are eligible. Buildings must be significant, publicly owned, and serve a public function. Projects that focus on deferred maintenance, rebuilding, or major reconstruction of lost fabric fall outside the scope of the initiative.

Link: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/keeping_it_modern/index.html

Note: Applicants are strongly advised to submit inquiries well before the December 1 deadline.

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