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GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS


Kresge Foundation 
Arts & Culture Grants

Focuses on Creative Placemaking, an approach to community development and urban planning that integrates arts, culture, and community-engaged design strategies. Grants are made in three specific focus areas: national networks; local systems, and place-based initiatives.
Deadline: On-going

Institute for Museum and Library Services 
Museums For America  

Supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public in three project categories: Lifelong Learning;
Amount: $5,000–$250,000
Deadline: November 15, 2019  

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Museum Grants For African American Culture And History  

Builds the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums; Supports projects that nurture museum professionals, build institutional capacity, and increase access to museum and archival collections at African American museums and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Amount: $5,000 - $250,000
Deadline: November 15, 2019  

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

Helps small museums implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans. Inspire! has three project categories: Lifelong Learning; Community Anchors and Catalysts; Collections Stewardship and Public Access
Amount: $5,000-$50,000

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Museums Empowered

Supports staff capacity building projects that use professional development to generate systemic change within a museum. Museums Empowered has four project categories: Digital Technology; Diversity and Inclusion; Evaluation; Organizational Management
Amount: $5,000-$250,000
Deadline: November 15, 2019

Institute for Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants for Museum

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. This program has five project categories:Collections Care and Public Access; Data, Analysis, and Assessment; Digital Platforms and Applications; Diversity and Inclusion; Professional Development
Amount: $5,000–$1,000,000
Deadline: November 15, 2019

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Native American / Native Hawaiian Museum Services Grants  

Supports Indian tribes and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians. They are intended to provide opportunities to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge through strengthened activities in areas such as exhibitions, educational services and programming, professional development, and collections stewardship.
Amount: $5,000 - $100,000
Deadline: November 15, 2019  

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Museum Assessment Program

Helps museums assess their strengths and weaknesses, and plan for the future through a self-study, site visit and report evaluating the museum's operations, making recommendations, and suggesting resources in five operational areas: Organizational; Collections Stewardship; Education & Interpretation; Community & Audience Engagement; Board Leadership.
Deadline: December 1 2019

National Science Foundation
INCLUDES (NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) Planning Grant

Supports planning efforts necessary to build capacity to establish future centers, alliances, or other large-scale networks endeavoring to address a broadening participation challenge in STEM.
Deadlines: December 3, 2019, and July 13, 2020

National Park Service
Save America’s Treasures

Supports the preservation of nationally significant historic properties and collections.  
Amount: Preservation projects: $125,000- $500,000; Collections projects: $25,000-$500,000
Deadline: December 10, 2019

Youth Garden Grants
Supports school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any U.S. nonprofit organization, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of three and 18 is eligible to apply. The top five programs will receive award packages valued at $2,360. Twenty progra
ms will receive award packages valued at $775.
Deadline: December 16, 2019

AmeriCorps 
State and National Grants 

Supports organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in interventions to strengthen communities. Priority areas include economic opportunity, education, veterans and military families, health and reducing prescription drug and opioid abuse, faith-based organizations, and rural organizations.  
Deadline: January 8, 2020

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)  
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions (PAG)  

Helps small and mid-sized institutions-such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town, city, and county records offices, and colleges and universities-improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.
 
Amount: up to $10,000
Deadline: January 15, 2020

National Historical Publications and Records Commission 
Access to Historical Records Grants: Major Initiatives  

Supports projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images.
Amount: $100,000-$350,000
Deadline: January 16, 2020   

National Endowment for the Arts
Big Read

Supports approximately 75 dynamic community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read book. Selected organizations receive a grant, access to online training resources and opportunities, digital resources, and promotional materials designed to support widespread community involvement.
Deadline: January 29, 2020

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants

Supports collaborative projects taking place in-school, after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services in one of the following three categories:
Planning: Future project planning, curriculum development, evaluation, resource development, etc.
Professional Development: Training and learning for certified arts educators, classroom teachers, administration, teacher/artist teams, etc.
Student Learning: Sequential, hands-on learning in, though, and/or about the arts.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline:  January 30, 2019

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants

Supports partnerships that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in community settings for learners of any age in one of the following three categories:
Participant Engagement: For projects taking place over a period of time with a group of identified participants with arts learning and/or creative expression outcomes.
Planning: For projects focusing on evaluation, resource development, etc., and/or planning for a future Participant Engagement project.
Professional Development: For projects providing arts-based training and learning for the staff, administration, etc., of the applicant.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline:  January 30, 2019

Council on Library and Information Resources
Recordings at Risk

Supports the preservation of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content of high scholarly value through digital reformatting. The program aims to help institutions identify priorities and develop practical strategies for digital reformatting, build relationships with partners, and raise awareness of best practices. Grants will range from $10,000 to $50,000 and will cover costs of preservation reformatting for fragile or obsolete time-based media content by qualified external service providers.
Deadline: January 31, 2020.  

Institute for Museum and Library Services/Foundation for Advancement in Conservation
Collections Assessment For Preservation (CAP) Program  

A CAP assessment is a study of an institution’s collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its collections care policies and procedures. The assessment involves a site visit by collections and building assessors, who spend two days touring the museum and interviewing staff and governing officials. The assessors then prepare a comprehensive report that outlines recommendations for improving collections care.
Deadline: February 1, 2020 

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Opportunity Grants for Artists, Teaching Artists, and Arts Administrators    

Provide funding support to Arizona artists, teaching artists, and arts administrators as they take advantage of specific, unique opportunities that have the potential to significantly impact their professional growth.
Amount: $500-$1000
Deadline: February 14, 2020


Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

azmuseums@gmail.com

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