Through its Grant Programs, the Kress Foundation supports scholarly projects that promote the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art from antiquity to the early 19th century. These areas are also supported through our Fellowships. These competitive grants are awarded to institutions only.
Central to the Foundation’s grant and fellowship programs is the
Foundation’s mission-driven commitment to making the fruits of its
funding programs as broadly accessible as possible. To that end, the
Foundation strongly urges its grantees and fellowship administrators to
help diversify the next generation of art historians, art conservators, and art museum professionals by adopting an inclusive approach to all
Kress-sponsored partnerships and educational and training opportunities.
Similarly, the Foundation strongly encourages the adoption of
sustained, open access approaches to the dissemination of Kress-funded
resources that support education, research, and scholarship. For the
latter, please read the Conditions of Kress Foundation Awards
|History of Art
||This program area supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.
||The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation.
||This program supports efforts to integrate new technologies into the practice of art history, including classroom applications and online publishing. This program further supports the creation of important online resources in art history, including both textual and visual resources. Key interests include digitization of core art history photographic archives and primary textual sources.