Thursday, June 18, 2009


June 18, 2009
For Immediate Release
Rick Storer
Leather Archives & Museum
The 2010 Visiting Scholar Program
At the Leather Archives & Museum
Chicago, IL - June 18, 2009 - The Leather Archives & Museum [LA&M] announces the 2010 Visiting Scholar Program at the Leather Archives & Museum for the Spring or Summer 2010 academic terms. A stipend of $1,000 to $1,500 will be awarded to one recipient scholar to conduct research using the collections of the LA&M. The amount of the award will be dependent on the scope of the proposed project. A $500 travel allowance and weeknight accommodations will also be provided to the recipient.

The award is available to three types of scholars:1) Scholars with academic appointments2) Graduate students pursing an MFA or PhD3) Independent scholars with an established research agendaThe LA&M is seeking projects that may enhance the institution's mission to disseminate information to the public about the history of the leather / fetish / BDSM community and its culture. Toward that end, we are particularly interested in proposals that may provide materials for display in its galleries, as a traveling exhibit or as an online exhibition.

For more information and to apply:Applications for the program must be postmarked by September 25th, 2009. For information on how to apply, please visit the program's website.For more information about the Leather Archives & Museum, please visit the LA&M website.

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