GARAGE.txt is the only museum program in Russia supporting current academic research on a vast range of humanitarian subjects. It offers funding for new projects and opportunities to publish completed manuscripts and projects conducted by Russian as well as international researchers writing in the Russian language.

Garage accepts applications with original studies by individual or collective authors in the history and theory of art in the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries, aesthetics, new media theory, the sociology of culture, critical theory of contemporaneity, and the history of Russian contemporary art.

Within Director Series—a new section of Garage’s publishing program introduced this year, the Museum also accepts for competition research projects dedicated to professional biographies of prominent art museum directors, whose personal charisma and talented management have decisively influenced both the performance of the cultural institutions they lead and the history of museum studies in general.

GARAGE.txt’s previous winners include:

  • Vladimir Salnikov’s collection of articles Picasso Has Never Heard of Us, edited by Irina Gorlova, which includes reflections on the culture of the four decades from the 1960s to the early 2000s;
  • Yanina Prudenko’s study on Soviet cybernetic art and Soviet cybernetics in general, Cybernetics in Humanities and Arts in the USSR;
  • Katarina Lopatkina’s research Bastards of Cultural Relations exploring the system of international artistic contacts in the USSR from the 1920s to the 1950s;
  • Eternity Is Endless Because It’s Reckless. Andrei Monastyrsky and Collective Actions—an intellectual dialogue between the classics of Moscow Conceptualism: Andrei Monastyrsky and Viktor Agamov-Tupitsyn;
  • curator Alisa Savitskaya and artist Artem Filatov’s study A Brief History of Street Art in Nizhny Novgorod.

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art’s collaboration with the program winners is based on a license agreement: the author is guaranteed payment of a fee, and the Museum undertakes to provide full funding for the preparation and printing of the publication.

Winners of the 2020 grant program will be announced in mid-December. Please check Garage website for updates.

Garage reserves the right for the literary editing of texts with the subsequent consent of authors.

Application deadline: November 15, 2020

Garage will accept applications from authors of over the age of twenty-five and of all nationalities, who write in the Russian language.

HOW TO APPLY

GARAGE.txt application consists of three parts:

  • synopsis of the study (no longer than 30,000 signs with spaces)
  • CV
  • Manuscript, if it is available at the time of application submission. The volume of the final book should not exceed ten author’s sheets (350,000–400,000 signs with spaces).

Applications will be accepted in *.doc/docs. File names must contain the applicant’s family and given names and the city the application is coming from.