The Amy J. Elias Founder’s Award provides travel grants for independent artists and faculty who lack the institutional support they could use to bring their work to our conferences and symposia. By contributing to the travel fund, members advance the ASAP’s mission to create an intellectual community that benefits from its inclusion of artists and scholars across all kinds of cultural and institutional differences. The travel fund also honors our founder, Amy J. Elias, who created the ASAP in the absence of another space for that conversation about the contemporary arts in all of their diversity.