FAQs

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency

IS THE ROBERT RAUCHENBERG FOUNDATION ARCHIVES RESEARCH RESIDENCY THE SAME AS THE 2018 ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION ARCHIVES RESEARCH TRAVEL FUND?    


Yes! The only difference is the name change, which better reflects the one- to two-week onsite research intensive at the Foundation in New York.

 

WHERE DO I ACCESS THE GUIDELINES?    


The links to the guidelines are available on the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency page.

 

ARE FACULTY, STUDENTS, ARTISTS, CURATORS, ENGINEERS, DANCERS, ETC. ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?    


Yes! The application is open to all that can make a compelling need to use the archival materials onsite at the Rauschenberg Foundation as long as the applicant:

  • Resides more than 50 miles away from the Foundation;
  • Has not received a grant or other funding from the Foundation in the past 3 years; and
  • Is at the graduate level, professional, or above, or equivalent.

 

IS THE APPLICATION OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL INDIVIDUALS?    


Yes! The application is open internationally. However, international recipients are responsible for assuring they can travel legally in the United States. The Foundation is unable to sponsor VISAs or other travel documents.

 

HOW DO I ACCESS INFORMATION ON MATERIALS AVAILABLE TO RESEARCH IN THE FOUNDATION ARCHIVES?  


Information on the Foundation’s Archives holdings can be found by searching the Foundation’s archives collections and finding aids. See the Guide to Searching and Requesting Research Materials for more details.

 

HOW SHOULD ARCHIVES MATERIALS RELEVENT TO MY RESEARCH BE CITED ON THE APPLICATION?  


Citations should include collection title and number, box or item number, and the brief description of the material. See the Guide to Searching and Requesting Research Materials for more details.

 

DO I NEED TO SUBMIT A BUDGET?  


The application for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency does not require a budget and, if granted, minimal reporting will be required. Funds, ranging from $500-$2,500 depending on travel distance, will be given as a stipend and are typically used for airfare, accommodations, local transit, and meals.

 

WHAT IF I WANT TO APPLY FOR TRAVEL IN 2020?  


For planned research travel in 2020, applicants should apply during the next cycle of funding which will open early fall 2019. Please join the foundation’s mailing list or follow the foundation on Twitter and Facebook to receive the announcement when this opportunity opens.

 

HOW DOES THE ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION ARCHIVES RESEARCH RESIDENCY DIFFER FROM THE ARTIST AS ACTIVIST: TRAVEL AND RESEARCH GRANT?


The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency provides partial support exclusively for research onsite at the Rauschenberg Foundation in New York and does not cover costs incurred for research at other institutions. The Artist as Activist: Travel and Research grant provided support for artists to travel and/or conduct research related to an activist aspect of their work, regardless of the location.

 

HOW DOES THE ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION ARCHIVES RESEARCH RESIDENCY DIFFER FROM THE RAUSCHENBERG RESIDENCY IN CAPTIVA?


The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency and the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva are independent programs. The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency provides partial support exclusively for research onsite at the Rauschenberg Foundation in New York and does not provide housing or space to create work. Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva hosts artists of all disciplines from around the world to live, work, and create at Robert Rauschenberg’s former property on Captiva Island, Florida. Participation in one residency does not include participation in the other.

 

I HAVE REVIEWED THE FAQS, GRANT GUIDELINES, AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS BUT I DO NOT SEE THE ANSWER TO MY QUESTION. IS THERE SOMEONE WHO CAN ASSIST ME?


If, after exhausting these materials and reading the grant guidelines, your inquiry is still unresolved, please email archives@rauschenbergfoundation.org. Program staff will do their best to get back to you in a timely manner. Due to the volume of inquiries, please do not call the foundation.