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NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program

Grants to New York Nonprofits and Museums
to Preserve Cultural and Historic Collections

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN)

Deadline Date:

06/01/18 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $7,500 to New York nonprofit organizations, historical organizations, cultural institutions, and museums for the preservation of cultural and historical collections. Governmental museums or historic sites must consult with program staff regarding eligibility prior to applying.

A partnership of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) that provides support for treatment procedures by professional conservators ‚Äčto aid in stabilizing and preserving objects in collections of museums, historical and cultural organizations in New York State.

Support is available for conservation treatment of paintings, works on paper (including individual drawings, watercolors, prints or photographs), textiles (including costumes, domestic textiles and upholstery), furniture, frames, sculpture, historical, ethnographic and decorative objects. Support is also available for treatment costs for supports, frames, stands and mounts that are integral to the treatment of the object.

Grants will support in-state transportation costs for the objects and/or the conservators, and the cost of insurance for the work(s) to be treated.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142000

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$106,675

Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual grant awards will not exceed $7,500.

Term of Contract:

Funded conservation work must be completed within one year of the grant award date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:

Applications will be accepted from nonprofit organizations, museums, historical organizations or other cultural institutions either incorporated in or registered to do business in New York State, that own, care for and exhibit collections to the public. Please be aware proof of nonprofit status may be requested.

Federal and municipal museums and historic sites who are interested in applying must contact the Conservation Treatment Grant administrator well in advance of the deadline to discuss eligibility.

Collections owned by state agencies and religious institutions are ineligible for grant support. Grant awards will be made to institutions lacking in-house conservation staff with expertise in the area for which support is requested.

Organizations may submit only one request, which may involve a single object or a group of related objects, all owned by the applicant institution. Objects that interpret the history/heritage of New York State are strongly encouraged for conservation.

Eligible institutions of all sizes are welcome to request support from this state-wide program; those with small budgets are encouraged to apply. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who have not yet received three consecutive treatment grants. If granted, funds from this program shall adhere to New York State Education Law Section 3.27, Rules of the Board of Regents regardless of whether the applicant is a museum or not.

Not Funded:

Grants will not support staff salaries. Grants will not support out-of-state transportation, or the cost of obtaining the treatment estimate for this proposal. Grants will not support conservation of archival collections. Funds are not available for preventive care, such as rehousing or reformatting of objects, purchase of storage furniture, monitoring or upgrading of environmental systems. Please contact GHHN should you have eligibility questions.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A webinar on the eligibility requirements will be available online on March 1, 2018.

Pre-Application Information:

Federal and municipal museums and historic sites who are interested in applying must contact the Conservation Treatment Grant administrator well in advance of the deadline to discuss eligibility.

Key Dates:
-Portal Opens: March 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM
-Application Deadline: June 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM

Award recipients will be announced in early September.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://greaterhudson.submittable.com/submit

Priscilla Brendler
914.592.6726
director@greaterhudson.org

Kerry Sclafani
914.582.3353
info@greaterhudson.org

Greater Hudson Heritage Network
2199 Saw Mill River Road
Elmsford, NY 10523

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City;   New York