Inland Empire Capaciteria


Arts and Humanities

Dec 01 2017

The Institute of Museum and Library Science (IMLS), through the National Leadership Grants for Museums, supports projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. National Leadership Grants for Museums has four project categories:

•Advancing Digital Assets and Capacity: Recognizing the dynamic nature of digital technology and its far-reaching benefits for the museum sector, IMLS welcomes applications to fully explore, understand, and optimize the use of digital technology in museums. IMLS encourages innovative approaches that allow museums to further their educational missions, engage effectively and in relevant ways with their communities, and increase capacity to share collections and information in a complex connected world. IMLS supports the creation, use, presentation, and preservation of digital resources and shared platforms as well as the development of tools and networks to enhance access, optimize use, and sustain the management of digital assets.

•Diversity and Inclusion: IMLS supports the work of museums in engaging with communities and providing inclusive services to people of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds and to individuals with disabilities. IMLS encourages museums to deeply understand the current status and future trends in the demographics of their communities and to address it in their programs and services. IMLS seeks innovative projects that help museums work with community members and community-based organizations to broaden opportunity and access.

•Collections Care and Access: IMLS supports the exemplary management, care, and conservation of, as well as broad access to and use of museum collections. Investments designed to contribute to the long-term preservation of materials and specimens are complemented by skill-building and capacity-expanding programs for museum staff, volunteers, and interns. IMLS welcomes applications for projects that help the museum field address state-of-the-art collections care and collections-information management, curation, preventive conservation, conservation treatments, database creation and enhancement, digitization, and the use of digital tools to facilitate discovery and deepen engagement with museum collections. Projects that demonstrate cross-sector and cross-disciplinary collaboration with libraries, archives, and other collecting institutions are welcomed.

•Professional Development: IMLS supports proposals to create models across multiple institutions and that are applicable field wide for professional development of museum staff, volunteers, and interns, and ensure the highest standards in all aspects of museum operations. This includes, but is not limited to, creating opportunities to encourage a more inclusive and diverse museum professional and volunteer workforce, and building the skills of museum staff at all levels, with emphasis on the development of the next generation of museum professionals.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $1,000,000.

Eligibility: Museums, public or private nonprofit agencies, organizations, or associations that engage in activities designed to advance museums and the museum profession may apply. In addition, institutions of higher education, including public and non-profit universities, are eligible.

Due Date: December 1, 2017

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Dec 01 2017

The Institute of Museum and Library Science (IMLS), through the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture, supports projects that improve the operations, care of collections, and development of professional management at African American museums.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $25,000.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include museums with a primary purpose and focus on African American life, art, history, and/or culture, encompassing: the period of slavery; the era of Reconstruction; the Harlem Renaissance; the civil rights movement; and other periods of the African American diaspora. Nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to support museums identified above may also apply. Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs) are also eligible.

Due Date: December 1, 2017 

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Dec 05 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities is seeking applications for the Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) program. This program helps cultural institutions meet the complex

challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections, and support institutional resilience: the ability to anticipate and respond to natural and man-made disasters. Cultural institutions include libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations as well as those that seek to preserve humanities collections that facilitate research, strengthen teaching, and provide opportunities for life-long learning. They can accomplish this work most effectively through preventive conservation. Preventive conservation encompasses managing relative humidity, temperature, light, and pollutants in collection spaces; providing protective storage enclosures and systems for collections; and safeguarding collections from theft, fire, floods, and other disasters.

Effective and sustainable preservation strategies must be informed by the nature of an institution and its collections. All applicants, whether at the planning or the implementation level, should have completed the process of basic preservation planning; they should also clearly state how sustainable strategies will address priorities established in existing preservation or collection management plans. Sustainable preservation strategies can take many forms, depending on collection materials, the building envelope, and the local climate. However, interdisciplinary collaboration during planning and implementation of these strategies is essential. In SCHC projects, such teams typically consist of consultants and members of the institution’s staff and can include architects, building engineers, conservation scientists, conservators, curators, archivists, and facilities managers, among others.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts of up to $350,000 are available.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include:

•Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

•City or township governments

•State governments

•Special district governments

•Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

•Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

•County governments

•Private institutions of higher education 

Due Date: December 5, 2017

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