Dear Members of our Museum Community,
Welcome to our July edition of "This Month in NYS Museums!"
In this newsletter, we extend our congratulations to the twenty seven New York State museums that received SVOG grants totaling just over $63 million. We are grateful for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's support of our sector.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum's "Activating Smithsonian Open Access" has commissioned seven design teams to develop new digital interactions and innovative tools from the Museum's open access collection that encourage people to engage with the collections beyond a passive looking experience.
This past month, Eli McClain, our IMLS Building Capacity Project Fellow and I drove 1,973 miles and visited 15 museums, facilitating 5 workshops for our "Building Capacity, Creating Sustainability, Growing Accessibility" IMLS CARES Act grant project. We're highlighting a few of our participating museums in a new video series and the first is the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY. With no gallery space and its building closed to the public, the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts created a virtual studio space and worked with teachers to connect students to art.
In this month's Letter from MANY Executive Director Erika Sanger, Erika believes that museum's long-term success will be connected to the ways we keep the learnings of 2020 relevant and puts forward questions to think about for the future.
Lastly, we are so excited to travel around the state this fall for our Partnership Forums, Museum & Folk Art Forum, and grant writing workshops. Learn more and register today. We can't wait to see you!
Thank you for your support,
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NYSCA FY2022 funding will be offered in 4 rounds.
Museums can apply for support in Round Three in both “Support for Organizations” and “Recovery” categories. Neither category requires matching funds. The “Recovery” grants are a ONE TIME only opportunity.
“Support for Organizations” replaces General Operating Support and Project Categories.
If you have a multi-year grant that continues into 2022 and you want to keep that contract, you do not need to reapply.
Support for Organizations awards will be between $10,000 and $49,500. The amount of the award will be based on your score given to your application based on the rubric provided.
Museums can also apply for a “Recovery” grant.
If your operating budget is between $100,000 and $10,000,000 you are eligible to apply for a $10,000 “Recovery” grant.
If your operating budget is below $100,000 you are eligible to apply for a $5,000 "Recovery" grant.
Kristin Herron, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fabiana Chiu-Rinaldi, email@example.com
Humanities NY SHARP Recovery Grants
Action Grants of up to $20,000 ($1,500 to $10,000)
–are implementation grants for public-facing humanities projects that encourage audiences to reflect on their values, explore new ideas, and engage with others in their community. These grants aim to actively engage audiences through creative programming formats, including workshops, roundtables, panel discussions, exhibits, podcasts, and interactive digital platforms.
Apply by end of day Friday, October 1, 2021
NEA American Rescue Plan Funding
Two funding opportunities available–one for arts and culture organizations, and one for local arts agencies to subgrant (NYSCA)
Arts and Culture Organizations
Grants to eligible organizations can fund staff salaries, fees/stipends for artists and/or contractual personnel to provide services for specific activities as part of organizational operations, facilities costs, costs associated with health and safety supplies for staff and/or visitors/audiences, and/or marketing and promotion costs.
Grant amount for either $50,000, $100,000 or $150,000
Cost share/matching funds are not required
NEA anticipates making 800 awards
Application deadline: August 12, 2021
Organizations Starting with Letters A-L:
Organizations Starting with Letters M-Z:
NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program Applications Due 9/1
The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program is a partnership of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and GHHN that provides support for treatment procedures to aid in stabilizing and preserving objects held in collections of museums, historical, and cultural organizations in New York State. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for conservation treatment projects in Nassau & Suffolk counties and New York City. The work must be performed by, or under direct supervision of, a professional conservator.
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