For Artists


In 2014, the CPPC offered a one-time grant for a Venezuelan artist to participate in SOMA Summer in Mexico, D.F, Mexico. This grant covered the tuition fees and the artist’s travel expenses. Violette Bule was selected among more than 50 applicants. Information about Soma SUMMER 2015.

The CPPC continues its collaboration with Centro Leon in Santiago, Dominican Republic by providing an award to a selected artist from their open-call, juried annual exhibition. In past years, the grant has been used for an artist’s residency in the Americas.

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine

Between 2011 and 2013 the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros offered a scholarship for an artist from Latin America to participate in Skowhegan's nine-week intensive summer residency program.

Applications were made directly to Skowhegan, and the school allocated the grant.

For more information about the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, please visit their website.

For Curators, Scholars and Museum Professionals


The CPPC offers a grant to allow curators and museum professionals from Latin America to attend the annual conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM). For more information about the travel grant and how to apply visit CIMAM's website.

CPPC-ICI Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean

Since 2012 the CPPC has collaborated with Independent Curators International (ICI; New York, USA) to grant the FC/CPPC Travel Award to Central America and the Caribbean to a curator. Past recipients of the award include: Pablo León de la Barra  (2012), Remco de Blaaij (2013), María Elena Ortiz (2014), and Marina Reyes Franco (2017).

For more information about the grant and how to apply visit ICI.

dOCUMENTA (13) Curatorial Fellowship

In 2012, dOCUMENTA (13) and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros created a one-time only Curatorial Fellowship that offered curators and scholars from Latin America the opportunity to work on the development of dOCUMENTA (13), the most recent iteration of this quinquennial exhibition, which took place in the summer of 2012 in Kassel, Germany.

Applicants were required to have an interest in collaborating with artists in the creation of art that is activated by the participation of various groups of people, and in developing an interdisciplinary program that included art, science and research for visitors to dOCUMENTA (13).

The recipient of this five-month curatorial fellowship was Guatemalan curator Emiliano Valdés. Working closely with the office of Artistic Direction and Project Management, Valdés had the opportunity to develop projects and public programs for dOCUMENTA (13).

For Arts Organizations

In 2012 the FC/CPPC expanded its grants program to support cultural organizations working with visual artists from Latin America. Al Borde (Maracaibo, Venezuela), Lugar a Dudas (Cali, Colombia), and SOMA (Mexico City, Mexico)—all artist-run spaces—were identified after extensive field research conducted by the FC/CPPC in Latin America.


In 2014, Flora, in Bogota, Colombia, and TEOR/ética, in San Jose, Costa Rica were selected as the grantees. They were awarded for their outstanding work in providing opportunities to emerging artists and creating informed audiences, and for their potential to prosper.

The grants for arts organizations are by invitation only.