Archive for the ‘Funding’ Category

  • In late July, news broke in The New York Times, Boston Globe, and National Public Radio about the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, deciding to deaccession forty works of art, thrusting the topic of museum collection policies, funding, and  public trust once again into the national spotlight. The Berkshire Museum issued a press release on July […]

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that it will award $39.3 million in grants for 245 humanities projects and programs this summer. “NEH grants ensure that Americans around the country have the opportunity to engage with our shared cultural heritage,” said NEH Acting Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “From traveling exhibitions and teacher workshops to efforts […]

  • The Chrysler Village History Project was a public historian’s dream. It emerged as a perfect storm of enthusiastic neighborhood residents and a cohort of passionate public historians who donated their time and resources to leveraging the newly-revealed history of the area for the benefit of the contemporary community. Last August, the three-year project culminated with […]

  • Year after year museums and historical societies and countless other nonprofit organizations host an annual fundraiser. These events range from multi-course dinners to cocktail receptions to backyard barbecues. No matter what shape the event takes, the goal is always to increase attendance and raise more money. But how? For the most part, the same core […]

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that it will award $21.7 million in grants for more than 200 humanities projects and programs this summer. “NEH grants matter in the many communities we serve around the country –in preserving cultural heritage, supporting local cultural organizations, and helping teachers teach and students learn,” said Chairman […]

  • To sustain the fabric of culture, inclusion, memory, and conversation in the United States, it is more important than ever to support our history organizations. The best way to do this is by providing the dedicated professionals and volunteers who run these organizations with the resources they need. AASLH provides crucial help, bringing together small […]

  • When my predecessor said to me: “How about you take over running  the museum in 2 or 3 years?,” my very first thought was “Holy #%*&% I’m going to have to fundraise!” Throughout our entire transition process, fundraising was my biggest worry. How am I going to figure this out? How do I make sure […]

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that it will award $16.3 million in grants for 290 humanities projects and programs this summer. “The humanities help us study our past, understand our present, and prepare for our future,” said NEH Chairman William D. Adams. “The National Endowment for the Humanities is proud to support […]

  • Have you heard of the NEA Big Read? The National Endowment for the Arts recently released the application guidelines for 2017-2018 NEA Big Read grants. The initiative is introducing 13 new titles, including Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, a story about a of a young platoon on a battlefield of the Vietnam War. Retuning […]

  • The Colony of Avalon is widely recognized as the best preserved early English colonial site in North America. Located in the rural community of Ferryland, Newfoundland, the colony was established in 1621 by Sir George Calvert (the First Lord Baltimore) as a place where Protestants AND Catholics could live and worship in peace. Today, the […]