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Frequently Asked Questions

In addition to the questions below, the application form itself contains additional explanation for the budget and visual documentation.
  1. When is the deadline for the Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award (EHTEA)?
    All materials must be received by 5pm EST on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.  The full application includes two components:
    1) A form and visual documents to be submitted online.  Click here to link to the form
    2) Hard copy application materials to be mailed to the Foundation.  Click here to link to the Application


  2. Is there an Intent to Apply Form?


  3. Where do I send my completed application?
    See the checklist to make sure you have completed all the materials required online as well as mailed to the EHTF offices.


  4. What is a partner institution?
    The partner institution is the exhibiting space that will first mount the show.  Materials required from the institution include a commitment letter, one-page organizational background, the IRS 501(c)(3) tax determination letter and a copy of the first page of the exhibiting institution's most recent IRS 990 form.  The commitment letter must be from this institution to mount the show by May 2017 and acknowledging that the institution is the legally bound entity for this award.  If the jury selects your application, the Exhibition Award funds will go to the partner institution.  If a curator from one organization is submitting the application and another institution will be the exhibition space, the exhibition space is the partner institution.


  5. Is it better to ask for less than the maximum amount?
    It is best to ask for as close to 100% of the exhibition budget as possible with a minimum amount of $50,000 and a maximum amount of $150,000, which must represent at least 66% of all funding secured or sought from outside of the partnering institution for the exhibition. 


  6. Does earned income from traveling or catalogue sales count as part of the no more than 34% from outside funding?


  7. When should I ask questions about my application?
    Please ask questions as they arise in your application process.  Ideally, questions should be asked at least two weeks prior to the deadline.  All questions should be sent via email to ehtea@tremainefoundation.org.


  8. Where in my exhibition planning should I be when applying for the Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award?
    The exhibition planning process should be in the early stages of development.  If selected as recipients, the individual and institution must realize the exhibition no sooner that 12 months and within 36 months after the Exhibition Award is announced.


  9. Is a staff curator eligible for the Exhibition Award?
    Yes.  A staff curator can apply for the Exhibition Award working with their home institution or as a guest curator at a different institution.


  10. If I am a curator and applied last year but did not receive the EHTEA, can I apply again the following cycle?
    Yes.  We encourage those applicants who did not receive the Exhibition Award to apply again in the following cycle.  However, if you, as a curator, were a recipient of the Exhibition Award you must wait four years before submitting another application.


  11. Does a partnering institution that received the EHTEA have to wait four years before reapplying?
    No.  A partnering institution that received the Exhibition Award can serve as partner on an application submitted the following cycle as long as the proposed exhibition and curator are new.


  12. When will recipients of the EHTEA be announced?
    An official announcement of Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award recipients will be made by May 2014. 
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