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Planning and Implementation Grants to Support the Conservation of Modern Architecture

Through an international competition and as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative, the Getty Foundation is offering Planning and Implementation Grants to support the conservation of modern architecture.
Planning Grants

Planning grants are available for research and planning projects for significant 20th-century buildings that involve practitioners from multiple disciplines and may include research of historical documentation; research on the historic fabric of the building; physical analysis and testing of original materials used in construction, such as their properties and performance under specific conditions; the development and testing of technical solutions; and preparation of technical drawings, budget estimates, and schedules of work. Planning projects may also include the creation of comprehensive management plans for developing cyclical maintenance and long-term care policies. The majority of Keeping It Modern grants awarded will be for research and planning.

Implementation Grants

Implementation grants are available for exceptional projects related to internationally recognized buildings that advance the conservation of modern architecture in significant ways and have the potential to serve as models for the conservation of other 20th-century buildings.


Keeping It Modern is a fully international grant initiative. Nonprofit or charitable organizations from around the world are eligible to request support. Buildings must be significant, publicly owned, and serve a public function. Grant support is not available for privately held or commercial properties. Projects that focus on deferred maintenance, rebuilding, or major reconstruction of lost fabric fall outside the scope of the initiative.

Learn more about next steps and application information on the Getty Foundation website. 
Post date: Nov 7 2019 - 4:47pm
Deadline: Dec 2 2019
Program Interest: Arts & culture, Historical activities

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