The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Programme invites researchers to explore Asia Art Archive’s (AAA) extensive collection of primary source documents, in order to develop in-depth historical research projects that examine specific periods of time, themes, or phenomena in contemporary art from a broad Chinese context. The programme offers grants, a residency, and other activities such as workshops and talks to help support researchers in the field.
The Research Grant
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant offers grantees one-year fellowships to conduct research on AAA’s Collection and develop historical research projects on topics relating to contemporary art in Chinese communities worldwide.
Up to three individuals will be granted one-year fellowships. AAA will award one grant of US$15,000 (approx. HK$120,000), and up to two smaller grants of US$5,000 (approx. HK$40,000). The recipient of the larger grant is expected to research onsite at AAA in Hong Kong for up to two months, in addition to fieldwork in the region relevant to the project.
Applicants will be assessed by a jury of curators, scholars, and other experts in the field on their knowledge of contemporary art in the Greater China region, relevant experience in the field, proposed methodology, and feasibility of the proposed research.
Asia Art Archive Research Grant
Joint Research Grant
The Research Residency
Three experienced scholars or curators in the field of contemporary art from the Greater China region will be invited to AAA as short-term residents. They are expected to use AAA’s Collection for their research and share their work in talks to follow.