Museum Grants for African American History and Culture -- Resources
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Materials from the June 2013 Grantee Convening:
Presentation: Grants and Financial Management (PDF, 118KB)
Presentation: Association of African American Museums (PDF, 1.7MB)
Presentation: Social Media for AAHC Museums
Presentation: American Alliance of Museums (PDF, 640KB)
Handout: MAP Social Media Handbook (PDF, 192KB)
Toolkit: Developing Project Ideas, Part 1 (PDF, 519KB)
Toolkit: Developing Project Ideas, Part 2 (PDF, 710KB)
Presentation: Shaping Outcomes and Logic Model (PDF, 359KB)
Worksheet: Logic Model (PDF, 232KB)
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture content on the IMLS website:
September 26, 2014 09:01 AM
IMLS will accept applications until December 1, 2014.
September 18, 2014 08:28 AM
Today IMLS announces recipients of the Museums for America and National Leadership Grants for Museums programs. Grants awarded in 2014 inspire museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.
July 10, 2014 08:58 AM
IMLS announces 37 museum grants awarded through three programs: African American History and Culture, Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums, and Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services.
May 16, 2013 12:28 PM
A new wing of the Weeksville Heritage Center will allow for expanded programing while connecting to a permanent exhibit in the original structure.
The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland used an IMLS grant to begin documenting Professor David C. Driskell’s one-of-a-kind archive consisting of an estimated 50,000 objects. The center hired an archivist, graduate student interns, and a consulting archivist to develop procedures for inventorying and making the collection available online.
As a small museum grew into a multi-dimensional center of historic and cultural preservation, it faced a challenge. The museum’s founder needed to expand professional capacity and put in place a leader to succeed her.
The Tubman African American Museum is giving “community outreach” a new meaning. While looking to expand its audience and provide education beyond the museum walls, the museum developed an “Arts & History Outreach Program” that is doing just that.
This four-page overview of IMLS funding programs provides succinct information on the agency's grant and award programs, as well as agency initiatives and priorities.
In 2013, the impact of IMLS grants was felt across the nation, in rural and urban communities, in museums both small and large. All types of museums, from art, history, and children’s museums to botanic gardens, aquaria, science and technology centers, tribal museums and zoos received support.
This report on the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program provides data on the program and the grants made to date. It also provides guidance on writing a successful proposal and impressions from grantees.